How To Make The Best Keto Caramel Sauce 2021
Keto Caramel Sauce Recipe
Here is the only Keto Caramel Sauce recipe you will ever need. And in just 15 minutes, you'll end up with a delicious sauce that's extremely close to the original in both taste and texture. Oh, and no thickener required!
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Ingredients For Keto Caramel Sauce
- 56 g grass-fed butter salted or unsalted*
- 1/4-1/2 cup keto allulose or keto-friendly xylitol**
- 118 ml heavy whipping cream
- 1/4-3/4 teaspoon kosher salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses optional**
How To Make The Best Keto Caramel Sauce
- Add butter to a small saucepan over medium/low heat and simmer, stirring every so often, until fully browned (about 5 minutes).
- Mix in the sweetener, heavy cream and salt (lower amount, see notes), stirring until fully mixed.
- Add in the molasses (optional), and stir briefly until just combined.
- Simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes (don't stir at all!), taste for flavoring and pour into a glass container of choice.
Your keto caramel sauce should be sticky and thick, but still totally pourable.
Eat this tasty no-sugar caramel sauce warm or allow it to cool completely, and refrigerate for about a week.
The zero-sugar caramel will thicken up in the fridge (as does regular dulce de leche).
So either bring it back to room temperature or heat it up with a little more heavy cream (or say almond milk!) to thin it out a bit.
*I love salted caramel, and using salted butter adds an incredible depth that you simply don't get by just adding salt.
Just be sure to taste for seasoning, as you may not need to add more salt (varies from brand to brand!).
How Much Sweetener For Making Keto Caramel Sauce?
Now, this is the question. Traditional caramel uses about 1 cup of sugar, but in my opinion, 1/3 cup of sweetener for keto palates is more than enough.
As allulose is 30% less sweet than sugar (and xylitol), I did 1/2 cup (but you can probably do with just 1/3 cup for a lightly sweetened caramel).
With xylitol, I tried with 1/4 and 1/3 cup and they both worked great (just depends on how sweet you like it, and what you're using it for).
Keto sweet buds are all over the place guys, but the neat thing here is that you can adjust to taste.
Please note that a batch yields roughly 3/4 cup, and nutrition facts were estimated per tablespoon.
The blackstrap molasses add 0.4g net carbs a serving (i.e. half the amount of sugar of a strawberry).
If using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup (or kitty!) around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys!
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Sugar-Free & Keto Caramel Sauce. Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
- Calories: 52 Calories from Fat
- Total Fat: 5.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.4g
- Cholesterol: 18mg
- Sodium: 65mg
- Potassium: 12mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 0.5g
- Protein 0.125g
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