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Vegan Salted Rum Caramel Sauce

This sauce goes well on top of vegan waffles alone, or blends well with vegan coconut ice cream and chocolate ganache.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: salted, rum, caramel, sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Dave W. & Mattie at


  • Follow the Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce recipe from, with the modifications below. It tasted a bit burnt and overly bitter to me when I used the full cooking times. Shortening the cooking times and adding a bit of additional sweetener after cooking seemed to balance the sweet/bitter balance for me--but your preferences may be slightly different.
  • Heat the sugar for only about a minute past the time when it's entirely liquefied. This will probably be 6 to 8 minutes max. Add the coconut milk at that point, using a long spoon or spatula to avoid spattering hot liquid onto your hand.
  • Remove from heat within a minute of adding and stirring in the coconut milk.
  • After removing from stove, add the following, if desired: 2 to 4 tablespoons rum and 2 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar.