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Paleo & AIP Caramel Sauce has only 2 ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to make. You’ll love the outcome and make it often for all your caramel needs.
This recipe is also Vegan and Gluten-free.Jump to Recipe
What makes this Caramel Sauce Paleo and AIP
Who doesn’t love caramel sauce?! But it can be intimidating to make, and time consuming.
Paleo and AIP Caramel Sauce has just two ingredients: coconut cream and coconut sugar.
Both are non-dairy and AIP-approved.
Paleo & AIP Caramel Sauce is refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and there’s a dairy variation if you prefer a Primal version.
This recipe is still a dessert and obviously not intended to be a staple in anyone’s diet. But when it comes to treats, these ingredients are natural, non-inflammatory and gentle to digest.
How to use Paleo & AIP Caramel Sauce
Think of brownies, brownie sundaes, pies and cakes, like these:
- AIP Chocolate Cake
- Drizzle over Ice Cream Mud Pie.
- Make AIP Caramel Apple Pie.
- Spread it on AIP Pumpkin Cake or between the layers of a layer cake.
- Make Paleo & AIP Pear Upside Down Cake.
- Tahini Brownies (not AIP, just Paleo)
This sauce is so versatile:
- Enjoy it on a morning Paleo waffle or AIP waffle with applesauce!
- Tower it with AIP Biscuits, fruit and coconut whipped cream for shortcake.
- Dip apple slices into it.
- Make caramels — by chilling little dollops and rolling them in wax paper.
- For Primal, enjoy it on Pumpkin Bread Pudding.
- Use with Dairy-free Vanilla Custard (Paleo, not AIP)
- Pour over Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes.
- Dip AIP Cookies in.
Use with or swirl into:
For a rich incredible sauce, it’s amazing that Paleo Caramel Sauce takes just 10 minutes to make — and then it’s such a fun embellishment to put any treat over the top.
Can this sauce be used with ice cream
When I think of caramel sauce, I often think of ice cream — and how lovely it is as a topping.
The one thing not to use this caramel sauce for is as a topping for ice cream. It will get firmer if poured on top of something cold, so it won’t stay runny as a topping.
But you can layer it into homemade ice cream; then freeze; then scoop — and you’ll get a gorgeous swirl. (Use a loaf pan to store your freshly made ice cream. Then, layer in ice cream and caramel sauce, alternating.)
Try these Paleo and AIP flavors:
- Vanilla (So, Vanilla-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream!)
- Chocolate (with carob option for AIP) … (Chocolate-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream!)
- Cinnamon (Cinnamon-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream!)
- Cookies and Cream (Cookies and Cream-Caramel Swirl Ice Cream!)
What is the shelf life
We always eat Paleo and AIP Caramel Sauce within 2 days!
I first started making this recipe by luck. I tried the ingredients, and it worked.
Then I cooked with it for a dessert I was making, and the next morning we finished it for breakfast.
So in our house it’s never lasted long enough for me to be sure. My guess is 5 days minimum, but likely longer.
Typically, coconut cream spoils within about a week, but the coconut sugar cooked into it lengthens that, so maybe 2 weeks.
I suggest you eat it quickly and share any leftovers!
Paleo & AIP Caramel Sauce (with Primal variation)
- Place coconut cream and coconut sugar in a small saucepan. Turn heat to medium and bring to simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar.
- Once simmering, reduce heat to low and maintain simmer for 8 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Turn off heat and stir in sea salt.
- Caramel will continue to thicken as it cools. Keep warm if you want it runny. Or refrigerate to make soft, chewy caramels.
Find coconut sugar here.