Salted Caramel Sauce

It is hard to believe that you can make a sugar-free caramel sauce that tastes virtually the same as a traditional one. This smooth, Sola-sweetened caramel can be a wonderful ingredient in other dessert recipes, or enjoy it as an ice cream topping or stirred into coffee. Try combining it with whipped cream to top a cake, or a hot chocolate!

  1. Place the cream in a saucepan over very low heat to warm through (for use in step 3).
  2. Sprinkle the sweetener into a large saucepan, place over medium heat, and allow the Sola two to three minutes to begin caramelizing. Give it a stir and keep cooking for up to five minutes until the color changes to an amber-brown and all of the crystals have dissolved.
  3. As soon as the mixture is amber-brown, turn the heat to low and add the warm cream while standing back from the stove. It will bubble up violently so give it a few seconds to settle, then whisk it to ensure the caramelized sweetener is dissolved into the cream. *Caramel can burn very quickly so have your cream ready to pour and do not walk away from the stove! 
  4. Turn the heat back up a little bit and add the butter and a small pinch of salt. Continue to cook the mixture for another couple of minutes until it has thickened. It is done cooking when it coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool slightly before enjoying.

Chef’s Tip

Be sure to use Sola sweetener to make this fantastic caramel sauce; other non-sugar sweeteners may not caramelize or produce the same results.

*Total net carbs assist you in tracking carbohydrates that impact blood sugars. Dietary fiber and Sola sweetener should be subtracted from total carbohydrates since they minimally impact blood sugar.

Information

Makes: 6 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredient

  • 1 ¼ cups (140 g) Sola sweetener
  • ¾ cup (145 g) heavy/double cream
  • ½ stick (55 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 small pinch of sea salt

Nutrition

  • Calories (kcal) 174
  • Fat (g) 15.04
  • Protein (g) 0.53
  • Carbohydrates (g) 40.26
  • Dietary Fiber (g) 0.03
  • Total Sugars (g) 0
  • Sola® Sweetener (g) 40
  • *Net carbs (g) 0.23
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Sandra Pulido