This quick and easy Salted Date Caramel Sauce is perfect for dipping or drizzling. Silky, rich and slightly salty thanks to a special ingredient- miso paste! This recipe is also healthy, vegan, gluten free, oil free & sugar free.
Have you tried date caramel before? If you haven’t… you reaaaally should. And if you have, I bet you haven’t tried adding in miso paste! I know it sounds strange but I promise, it’s the perfect salt-y ingredient to make delicious Salted Date Caramel. What does date caramel taste like?- you may ask. Well, quite honestly IMO it tastes just like caramel. The combination of the ingredients I used in this recipe really give it that rich, creamy, silky and decadent flavour. Plus the saltiness added just take it to the next level!
Ingredients to Make Salted Date Caramel Sauce
- Soft Dates: SOFT is KEY! The dates need to be soft in order to blend them. Hard dates result in chunky – not really caramel dip.
- Coconut milk: provides richness and helps make this date caramel super creamy.
- Brown rice syrup: Makes this date caramel sauce actually dizzle-able because of its perfect viscosity.
- Miso paste: The star ingredient that gives this caramel the salted factor.
- Molasses: Gives an extra depth of flavour to this caramel sauce.
- Vanilla: For a tad more flavour.
How to Make Date Caramel Sauce
Making date caramel sauce is very easy- all you need to do is blend it in a high speed blender! I used my trusty old Vitamix that I HIGHLY recommend (best blender ever, like EVER). No cooking required at all. This is why I highly recommend using a high speed blender, preferably in a smaller container so it’s easier to catch the dates. Scrape down the sides as needed to help blend it until smooth. I usually have to do this 4-5 times to really get it perfectly blended.
How to use date caramel?
There are sooo many ways to use date caramel! This recipe makes a drizzle-able sauce thats perfect on top of oatmeal, ice cream and yogurt. You can also cut back on the coconut milk and brown rice syrup by 1 tbsp and it turns into the most delicious date caramel dip. Apples, celery or spread on top of toast with peanut butter…. yum. You can also make some really tasty treats with date caramel sauce like these No-Bake Chocolate Caramel Cookies!
How long does date caramel last?
Stored in the fridge in an air tight container, it will last for up to 1 week! You can also freeze this caramel for months. I recommend freezing it in tiny ice cube trays for easy use.
See how easy it is to make date caramel? Much easier than stove-top caramel where you have to constantly whisk and check the temperature to get the right consistency. I hope you try this Salted Date Caramel recipe out!
More Healthy Recipes Using Dates to Try!
- Chocolate Covered Stuffed Dates 5 Ways
- No Bake Salted Caramel Bars
- Healthy Peanut Butter Crispy Balls
- Browned Butter Caramel Twix Bars
- Dreamy Date Caramel
- Chocolate Covered Maca Salted Caramel Bites
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