This amazing, keto, sugar free caramel sauce is made with just a few ingredients and can be customized with your favorite sugar free, low carb sweetener!
KETO CARAMEL SAUCE
Caramel sauce is just one of those delicious toppings that everyone loves. Enjoy on your favorite ice cream or over French Toast, waffles or, or pancakes or to dip with some fresh berries. Some of you might even enjoy this in your morning coffee! Making a keto caramel sauce is super easy and requires just some basic ingredients like butter and cream. Any low carb sweetener will work for this recipe, but please read below for the one I think works best!
MICROWAVE SALTED CARAMEL SAUCE
I adapted this easy recipe for keto caramel sauce from my cookbook , Naturally Keto, which uses a few more ingredients for that perfect caramel flavor, but I wanted to make this recipe a little bit easier with less ingredients. If you prefer to use the microwave rather than have to stand over the pot on the stove, check out my Keto Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce recipe.
TOOLS TO MAKE KETO CARAMEL SAUCE
Medium sized sauce pan- If you're in the market for a really good, non-toxic pan, this stainless steel one is the way to go.
Large wooden spoon- I stopped using plastic spoons a long time ago, when I learned about all the toxins that can leach when heating. Now all I use are wooden spoons!
Mason jar- I use different sized mason jars for just about everything. To store things in like my Keto Gummy Bears and to keep my ingredients fresh in the fridge, like for my baking soda and my Keto Cereal and Granola.
SUGAR FREE SWEETENER OPTIONS TO MAKE KETO CARAMEL SAUCE
Our favorite low carb sweetener that doesn't leave an aftertaste, is Better than Sugar by Sweetleaf. We used the powdered sweetener and they also have a granulated option. It's a combination of erythritol and stevia and has plenty of sweetness as sugar would provide. Swerve confectioners sweetener is also low carb but doesn't have as much sweetness and you may need to use a bit more to get this as sweet as you like. Allulose would be another option but again it isn't as sweet as using the Better than Sugar sweetener. Allulose comes in a liquid which would probably work best in this keto caramel sauce recipe, but it also comes granulated if you prefer.
Obviously this keto caramel sauce is good on everything and anything for dessert! My Butter Pecan Ice Cream would be a delicious as well as my Crustless Vanilla Cheesecake! This recipe is just enough to use for my new Keto Instant Pot Cheesecake that serves 8!
SUGAR FREE KETO CARAMEL SAUCE
Sugar Free Keto Caramel Sauce
- Place the butter in a medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat and melt until nicely browned. Pour in the heavy cream and salt and bring to a boil.
- Continue to stir and simmer for 8-10 minutes until mixture starts to thicken. Whisk in the sweetener. Once the mixture coats the back of a spoon and is reduced by half, it's done.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the caramel extract.
- Taste and adjust sweetener if needed. Use immediately and/or store in a glass mason jar in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.