Satisfyingly gooey, caramely and delicious, our keto salted caramel sauce hits the spot for all things that need a sugar free caramel drizzle. To make this keto caramel sauce work, we've used a specific sugar substitute called allulose.
The Magic Ingredient: Allulose
Allulose is the magic ingredient that pulls this keto salted caramel sauce together. Other sugar substitutes will not work in the same way. Instead, try one of our other two keto caramel sauce recipes here that will work with any other sugar substitute you choose to use.
What Is Allulose?
Allulose is a rare sugar named d-picose. It tastes about 70-80% as sweet as sugar. If you'd like a sweeter keto salted caramel sauce, simply add some liquid stevia drops or liquid monk fruit sweetener to bring up the sweetness. I find that somewhere around 30-50 drops will bring the sweetness level up considerably.
Above all, it's important to know that allulose browns even faster than table sugar. If you've ever made traditional caramel sauce you know you've got to stir constantly to prevent burning.
When you make this sugar-free caramel sauce with allulose this becomes even more important. Make sure and keep the sauce moving constantly with a wooden spoon or whisk and smell and watch for the liquid to begin browning. As soon as this happens, remove the sugar-free caramel sauce from the heat and continue to stir to prevent burning.
Studies On Allulose
There are some great studies that have been done with allulose that show it may actually help stabilize blood sugars. Which is just one reason it's featured in this keto salted caramel sauce recipe. Here are two different studies that I recommend you take a look at if you've never before heard about this benefit.
- Effects of dietary D-psicose on diurnal variation in plasma glucose and insulin concentrations of rats.
- Dietary D-psicose, a C-3 epimer of D-fructose, suppresses the activity of hepatic lipogenic enzymes in rats.
Ingredients For Keto Salted Caramel Sauce
You'll need some basic keto ingredients for this sugar-free caramel sauce recipe plus allulose. Most importantly, you cannot substitute any other sugar substitute for the allulose and have the recipe come out well. You'll end up with a lot of separation and a mess that tastes good but looks wrong. If you want to use another sugar substitute you'll find a few other keto caramel sauce recipes linked above.
Tutorial Video - Keto Salted Caramel Sauce
Making Dairy Free Keto Salted Caramel Sauce
Moreover, this recipe can be made dairy free. All you need to do is swap out coconut oil for the butter and unsweetened coconut cream for the heavy cream. So, use a half cup of your favorite coconut oil and a tablespoon of unsweetened coconut cream in the recipe below.
Keto Salted Caramel Sauce
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Stir in allulose until completely combined.
- Stirring constantly, bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until caramelized and thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Continue stirring until the mixture has cooled and stopped bubbling.
- Transfer to a glass storage container.
- Use immediately.
- This caramel will thicken in the fridge and need re-heated if you want it to be a sauce.
Other Keto Recipes
More Keto Desserts To Try
Having an arsenal of keto dessert recipes at hand has helped us stick to the keto diet for three years. Here's a few of our favorites we think you'll fall in love with:
You'll need a batch of my unsweetened condensed milk prepared ahead of time. Or you can simply start with that step. The result is well worth the time and effort.