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Easy Homemade Vegan Dulce De Leche Sauce {Gluten Free, No Refined Sugar}

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup (give or take) 1x


Easy Homemade Vegan Dulce De Leche Sauce {Gluten Free, No Refined Sugar}


  • 10-ounce can of organic coconut milk
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean or pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp tapioca starch/flour to thicken it (optional)


  1. Combine coconut milk and coconut sugar in a medium pot. Heat at medium heat and stir or whisk until your sugar dissolves. Add in your salt and vanilla and stir again. Add in tapioca here if you want it thicker. If you want a thinner sauce then do not add it.
  2. Next increase heat until milk/sugar mixture comes to a soft boil. Let it soft boil (around medium high) for about 20 minutes or until 10 ounces is reduced to one cup or around that.
  3. be sure to stir on occasion while it soft boils.
  4. Remove from Transfer sauce to small glass jars. Let it Cool then cover and store in fridge until ready for use.
  5. Simply reheat on stove or microwave if you want it warm before serving.
  6. see notes on how to make plain vegan condensed milk recipe


Want to make this a Vegan Condensed milk instead? Take out the vanilla and cook a little longer (about 30 -1hr) until sauce is thicker. You can also use maple syrup, xylitol syrup, rice syrup, or agave!

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min