Date caramel is the absolute best thing ever.
Caramel cream pie anyone? This is the caramel you need!
Need a caramel swirl in your vegan ice cream?
This is the caramel you need!
It tastes completely decadent and divine but it’s actually super healthy! Fruit I tell you. Fruit. That’s all there is to say about that! Dates are known as ‘nature’s candy’ and oh my, they do taste like candy!
Tuck in joyfully, gleefully, jubilantly, ecstatically, enthusiastically!
Use it in your pies, your sundaes, your ice creams, on your oatmeal, wherever you may think to yourself: ah….some caramel sauce would be so nice right now….THIS is the caramel you need.
It’s beyond delicious.
It’s so rich, creamy, smooth and caramel-y, you just can’t beat it.
Your dates need to be moist and soft for best results in this recipe. If they are not, then you can either soak them first or do another little trick that works great which is to put them in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute, the heat softens them up nicely.
You will love this date caramel – it’s
- Pure Caramel
- Super easy!
Keep it stored in an airtight container in the fridge and it will stay good for up to 7 days! But really if it lasts that long I would be amazed, you’ll probably find yourself eating it by the spoonful!
Any questions or comments – post them down below! And please do rate this recipe, it’s super helpful! Thank you!
For more awesome vegan how-to recipes, check out the below:
- How To Make Coconut Butter
- Homemade Vegan Butter
- Vegan Dulce De Leche
- Vegan Nutella
- 3-Ingredient Vegan Caramel Sauce
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- Place the can of coconut cream in the coldest part of your refrigerator and leave there overnight.
- When you're ready to make your date caramel, remove from the refrigerator, open the can and scoop out only the cream section that has risen to the top, leaving the water behind.
- You will use only this cream portion in your date caramel.
- Place your pitted dates and vanilla extract in the food processor and process on the S blade.
- The dates will initially form a giant ball of toffee. Continue to process beyond this point until the giant ball begins to break up. You can also stop the processor and break it up with your hands, and then start it up again. The ball will get smaller as more of it sticks to the sides. Switch off the processor, scrape off the sides with a spoon and switch it back on.
- While the processor is running, begin adding the cream slowly until it has all been added. Process for a minute or so and then stop the machine and scrape down the sides. Continue to process until it is smooth and creamy.
- If you want it completely smooth, then once you have got it as smooth as it will go in the food processor, transfer to your blender jug for a quick blend to make it completely smooth.
- Processing time is around 12-15 minutes.
- Two packed cups of dates is approximately 20 pitted medjool dates.
- Dates should ideally be soft and moist before you begin. If they are not you can soak them in hot water first, or heat them in the microwave for a minute or so to soften before you begin.