Keto Caramel Sauce

Duh… Caramel makes anything sweet even better. Use this awesome keto caramel sauce to drizzle on cookies, ice cream, or anything!

Keto Caramel Sauce

WHAT IS CARAMEL SAUCE?

Traditional caramel sauce is light to a medium brown sweet sauce made from melting sugar together with butter and heavy cream.

The sauce is used on a variety of sweet treats and is also used as a flavoring ingredient.

Of course, this traditional sauce is full of sugar and carbohydrates. This recipe, however, replaces the sugar with a low-carb approved sweetener to get rid of the nasty carbs.

This recipe is still delicious and makes the perfect topping or added ingredients in tons of sweet recipes!

KETO CARAMEL SAUCE INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this caramel sauce recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand first.

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE KETO CARAMEL SAUCE

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add the monk fruit sweetener
  2. After a short time, the sweetener will begin to melt and turn into a brown liquid; stir constantly!
  3. Be very careful not to heat this too much or it will burn and ruin!
  4. After the sweetener is liquid, add the butter
  5. Keep stirring and up the heat slightly to bring the mixture barely to a boil
  6. After the butter has melted, add the heavy cream and continue to stir
  7. Heat the mixture until it reduces slightly
  8. Remove from heat and stir for another 2 – 3 minutes
  9. Let cool slightly before serving
  10. Enjoy!

HOW TO STORE KETO CARAMEL SAUCE

The easiest way to store your caramel sauce is in an air-tight container, like a Mason jar. Place the sauce in the fridge to keep.

DOES THIS KETO CARAMEL SAUCE NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED?

Yes, you’ll want to refrigerate the sauce. Since it contains butter and cream, this is definitely the safest method of storage.

Of course, storing it in the fridge will make the sauce hard. You can pop it into the microwave for 10 seconds at a time to help soften it again.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT MONK FRUIT SWEETENER…

If you peruse our site a lot, you will notice that we recommend monk fruit sweetener for almost all of our sweets recipes.

In fact, it is our sweetener of choice for everything sweet except our ice creams (powdered erythritol just works so much better).

WHAT IS MONK FRUIT?

Monk fruit, otherwise known in China as “luo han guo,” is a member of the gourd family. The fruits are naturally sweet but are such without fructose or sucrose.

Instead, the fruits contain something called mogrosides, which are naturally sweet but are chemically different than sugar.
WHY IS IT BETTER?

The reason monk fruit is one of the best sweeteners for anyone looking to reduce their sugar and carbohydrate intake is that it has no glycemic index.

Simply put, this means ingesting monk fruit has no effect on your blood sugar whatsoever. No rise in blood sugar is exactly what you are aiming for on a ketogenic or low-carb diet.

Without a rise in blood sugar, your body isn’t signaled to store the food you are eating as fat. This is one of the major factors in carbohydrate-based diets and weight gain.

BUT WHY LAKANTO?

Most sweetener brands use dextrose or another binding agent to attach the sweetener to. These binders can cause a spike in blood sugar, much like regular sugar can.

Because of this, these brands, though using approved sweeteners like monk fruit, are not fit for a keto/low-carb diet.

Unlike a lot of monk fruit-based sweeteners you find in the store, Lakanto combines monk fruit with erythritol to form their sweetener. Like monk fruit, erythritol is also a non-glycemic sweetener.

Because of this, Lakanto is the best solution to get a wonderful sweetness, all while ensuring blood sugar levels don’t spike or rise.

HOW LONG WILL CARAMEL SAUCE KEEP?

This sauce should keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator before needing to be discarded.

WHAT TO USE KETO CARAMEL SAUCE WITH

Caramel sauce is super delicious on all kinds of different sweets recipes. It is especially yummy as a topping for keto ice cream!

Here are a few delicious sweets recipes to give you some ideas!

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index or all of our sweets recipes.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE KETO CARAMEL SAUCE

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Heavy-Bottomed Saucepan – Saucepans with heavy bottoms are thicker than regular saucepans. Because of this, they absorb and redistribute heat more evenly than their thinner counterparts. They are a great utensil to have in your kitchen and are especially useful any time you are making something that can be more easily damaged by uneven heat!


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Keto Caramel Sauce

Keto Caramel Sauce

Yield: 5 servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Duh… Caramel makes anything sweet even better. Use this awesome keto caramel sauce to drizzle on cookies, ice cream, or anything!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add the monk fruit sweetener
  2. After a short time, the sweetener will begin to melt and turn into a brown liquid; stir constantly!
  3. Be very careful not to heat this too much or it will burn and ruin!
  4. After the sweetener is liquid, add the butter
  5. Keep stirring and up the heat slightly to bring the mixture barely to a boil
  6. After the butter has melted, add the heavy cream and continue to stir
  7. Heat the mixture until it reduces slightly
  8. Remove from heat and stir for another 2 - 3 minutes
  9. Let cool slightly before serving
  10. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 2 tbsp
Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 14gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 0g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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