Date caramel sauce is the perfect sugar-free alternative to traditional caramel sauce. Dates provide both the sweetness and the rich caramelly flavour.
A Sauce for Many Occasions
Date caramel sauce is a delicious sugar-free sweet treat that is perfect for most desserts:
- Leave it thin and runny as a glaze for an apple coffee cake.
- Whip it until it has a custard-like consistency and pour it over ice cream, cobbler or torta di mele.
- Dip apple slices in it for a healthy after school treat.
- If you are using whipping cream, then you can whip it into a frosting! Just increase the whipping cream to 1/2 cup and keep beating it in the blender until you have a thick, whipped cream frosting. Perfect for a healthy layer cake!
A probiotic Treat
Date caramel sauce can be made with whipping cream, or coconut milk for a vegan alternative. Because it isn’t cooked, it’s a great way to get a little extra probiotics into your diet.
- 4 large medjool dates, pits removed
- ¼ cup of water
- ¼ cup of whipping cream (see notes for a vegan alternative)
- Place dates and water in a blender, and pulse until you have a smooth paste.
- Add in the whipping cream. Continue to pulse until you have achieved the desired thickness. The cream will continue to thicken the more you beat it.
- Store date sauce in a jar in the fridge.
-To make a vegan date sauce use 1/2 cup of coconut cream instead of the water and whipping cream. Pulse until smooth and thick.
-It is important to use the large, soft medjool dates in this recipe. Other dried dates won’t be as caramelly sweet.
-I only have a regular blender, so my sauce dates didn’t get quite as smooth as they would if I had a Vitamix or Ninja blender.