Dulce de Coco

March 18, 2008 at 7:08 am 6 comments


After seeing all the dulce de leche recipes on TasteSpotting lately I was really craving some badly. But I wanted a non dairy version to please the hubby and to save up my dairy points (for frozen treats later). I went with coconut milk and it turned out better than I expected. It reminded me of coconut caramel candies and has a really silky texture, totally addictive. It’s pretty easy to make but you need to keep your eyes on it the whole time. 

Dulce de Coco/ Coconut caramel sauce

  • 1 can (14oz) full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water

In a heavy bottom sauce pan, heat up the sugar and water on high. Open can of coconut milk and leave aside. Let the sugar boil, the bubbles should be going very rapidly and large when all the water boils away. Now you have to watch it intensely. The color will first turn light amber, with a long metal spoon you can stir and lift the sugar up, checking on the color. When it looks like a medium dark maple syrup, turn down the heat, pour in the coconut milk. Bring heat back up high; keep stirring till it’s all incorporated. Keep boiling till desired thickness.


It made about a jelly jar full, used half for a sticky bun recipe https://eatyet.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/dulce-de-coco-bread/.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lifeinrecipes  |  March 18, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Fantasic idea. I’ll keep this in mind.

  • 2. pink bowl baker  |  March 18, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Oh-My-Gosh!! I LOVE coconut! This looks even better than the plain old dulce de leche! Can’t wait to try! My mind is already working overtime though, wondering if it can work with reduced fat….

  • 3. Medena  |  March 18, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Wow! What a great idea! I must try this, thanks for sharing!!!

  • 4. laura  |  March 18, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    thank you, this is a great contribution to the world of vegan food!

  • 5. Newton  |  July 8, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I made, I tasted, I loved

  • 6. cinnamonquill  |  August 14, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE THIS! Sorry for the shouting; this is so exciting though!


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