Okay, I apologise for that humungous title – but I am so excited to have come up with a caramel sauce that is thick and creamy and tastes just like butterscotch caramel, but is completely dairy and sugar free! Howzat? And if this was not enough, it is also extremely quick and easy to make! Yes, you can have your caramelatte (better than Starb*cks) in less than ten minutes – although the caramel thickens up nicely if you leave it in the fridge for a while. What to do with a caramel sauce, you ask? Well, there is caramel latte, obviously, and then there is icecream, pancakes, cakes – and if you just have it straight of the jar (as I like doing) – no harm done! This yummy decadent caramel sauce contains hardly any sugar and only very little fat! Have I mentioned that it is oh sooooo easy?
120 ml unsweetened almond milk
100 g erythritol
1 tbsp molasses
30 g vegan spread or butter (you can use any fat content you like, even light spread)
generous pinch of kosher salt
2 tsp vanilla
4 steps to yumminess
Place all ingredients bar the vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir vigorously until well combined. Bring to the boil, and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes, constantly stirring. depending how thick you want your sauce to be (it will firm up quite a bit more when chilled). Add vanilla and simmer for 30 seconds or so more, then pour caramel in a glass jar and let cool. Use immediately or transfer to fridge. If the sauce becomes too firm in the fridge, just microwave it for a minute or melt it in a bain-marie before pouring.