Vegan Caramel Sauce – Coconut Caramel

Latik Sauce in Filipino Cuisine
vegan caramel sauce

Coco Caramel is rich, thick and sweet and that coconut aroma seals the deal. So next time you’re thinking of caramel sauce, why not reach for that coconut milk instead. Discover the world of possibilities of vegan caramel sauce in Coco Caramel. Bonus points are – it is Gluten-Free and Dairy- Free as well.

Another coconut post? But of course. Coconut goodness is still under-rated IMHO so why not give it another chance at the spotlight. We call the coconut tree, “the gift that keeps on giving”. We are able to use every part of the tree. From its shoot to the leaves, the trunk and of course the coconut meat, to the coco water and the husk. Not to mention, that it is a low maintenance tree.

Latik Sauce

I have never thought about Coco Caramel being Gluten-free and Dairy-free. Growing up, it was Latik sauce. It is that sweet and sticky topping in our rice cake that we would lick or finish first before we eat the rest of the Biko Rice Cake. Plus those words didn’t exist when we were young… or maybe not. We just haven’t heard about it as much as it was not a concern when we were younger.

How to make Vegan Caramel Sauce

Coco Caramel Ingredients

This syrupy caramelized coconut cream has only 2 basic ingredients – Coconut Milk and Brown Sugar. Some people add Vanilla Extract to it though but because I take a leaner approach in my cooking and baking, I keep it simple. The coconut aroma and flavour is strong enough to take center-stage so leave it by itself.

Cooking Instructions

Coco Caramel or Latik Sauce is one of the easiest thing to do. Check the video by clicking Jump to Video above (with the Recipe Card) to see how easy it is. It might take a bit of time and patience as you wait for the caramel sauce to thicken but not a biggie.

Combine the Coconut Milk and Coconut Sugar in a sauce pot or pan (I use my Wok because I love cooking in my Wok). Make sure the sugar is fully dissolved and allow to simmer in medium heat or low medium heat.

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When it starts to simmer, stir occasionally making sure that no part of the liquid mixture hardens and that it cooks evenly.

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Cooking in medium heat, it took me about 20-25 minutes of stirring occasionally and just leaving it to simmer the rest of the time before it started to thicken.

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About 30 minutes, I got a spoon and check if the caramel coats the back of the spoon. If it does, it is thick enough. Take note that it thickens some more or even solidifies when it cools down. Thickness consistency I believe, is still a personal preference. If you want it thicker, simmer for a few minutes longer. Check from time to time the consistency to ensure that you get your preferred thickness.

Storing Coco Caramel Sauce

Let the caramel sauce cool to room temperature then transfer to an air-tight container. Coco Caramel needs to be stored in the refrigerator and will keep for one month. It can be left in room temperature for 3 days. It also freezes well. Place in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Warm the Coco Caramel Sauce in the microwave or stove-top to use as liquid. If from frozen, thaw it in the fridge or at room temperature before use.

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 1 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 15 min Total Time 46 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Coco Caramel is rich, thick and sweet and that coconut aroma seals the deal.  Discover the world of possibilities of vegan caramel sauce in Coco Caramel. Bonus points  - it is Gluten-Free and Dairy- Free as well.

Ingredients

Instructions

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  1. In medium heat, combine the Coconut Milk and the Brown Sugar in a saucepan.

  2. Stir to make sure the sugar is fully dissolved. Allow to simmer in medium heat or low medium heat.

  3. When it starts to simmer, stir occasionally making sure that no part of the liquid mixture hardens and that it cooks evenly.

  4.  At around 25 minutes, check for the thickness consistency. It is thick enough if it can coat the back of a spoon.

  5. Serve the Coco Caramel Sauce warm or refrigerate in an air-tight glass jar or container.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 oz

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 188kcal
Calories from Fat 54kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 111mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 34g12%
Sugars 33g

Vitamin C 1 mg
Calcium 1 mg
Iron 7 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Folate 1 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 1 mg
Phosphorus 3 mg
Magnesium 4 mmol
Zinc 1 mcg
Selenium 1 mg
Copper 4 mg
Manganese 13 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. source: https://nutritiondata.self.com

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