Dulce de Leche

Instant Dulce de Leche {Raw, Dairy-Free, & Refined Sugar-Free}

5 from 7 reviews

A creamy, spreadable raw dulce de leche recipe that can be used anywhere you need gooey vegan caramel. Refined sugar-free.


  • 1½ cups medjool dates, pitted (regular dates work fine too if using a power blender, otherwise pre-soak first)
  • 1¼ cups agave (or liquid sweetener of your choice, like maple syrup, coconut nectar, etc.)
  • ¼ cup coconut butter (also known as coconut manna)
  • ¼ cup cashew butter
  • ½ tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp carob powder
  • 1 tsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • ¼ tsp salt (or more if you like salted caramel)


  1. Blend all ingredients together for a few minutes until smooth. Thin out with a bit of water if using as a drizzle. Enjoy!


Store at room temperature for a few days, or in the fridge for several weeks. If storing in the fridge the mixture will solidify a bit and will need to be re-warmed / brought back to room temp before use.