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Keto Caramel

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Only 3 ingredients for this delectable keto friendly, low carb, gluten-free and sugar-free caramel syrup. Pairs perfectly on sugar free brownies, ice cream, or with fruit.

caramel from a spoon dripping into a ramekin
the best sugar free caramel

Can I have caramel on the keto diet?

Unfortunately, no.

Regular caramel has a ton of sugar and carbs.

One serving of regular caramel can pack a punch of up to 50 g. total carbohydrates!

This caramel sauce, however, tastes just the same with only 1 carb per serving and it is under 100 calories.

pouring caramel into a baking dish
the yummiest low carb snack

Is this caramel like regular caramel?

Yes. In fact, it reminds me of old fashioned caramel from fairs or caramel covered popcorn, similar to Cracker Jacks.

tip: give sauce time to simmer

How do I make caramel sauce low carb?

Easy. Only three ingredients! You’ll need:

  • butter
  • heavy whipping cream
  • granulated erythritol
  • … and a pinch of salt if you like salty caramel 😉

If you’re only on a low carb diet, you may also want to add a teaspoon of molasses.

It helps give a darker color and a bit more of an old fashioned flavor.

No molasses on hand? No worries. Your caramel sauce will be brilliant regardless.

keto caramel in a bowl with spoons
an easy recipe with old-fashioned flavors

What can I serve with keto caramel drizzle?

This keto caramel reminds me of the old fashioned caramel on Cracker Jacks. This caramel pairs nicely with:

  • fruit
  • ice cream
  • brownies
  • keto pancakes/waffles and whipped cream
golden goodness

How do I store keto caramel sauce?

Just seal in a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to a week. If you need to reheat, just place in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and give it a stir.

keto caramel syrup

Keto Caramel

Only 3 ingredients for this delectable keto friendly sugar-free caramel syrup. Pairs perfectly on sugar free brownies, ice cream, or with fruit.
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick


Keto Caramel Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated erythritol
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pinch salt optional
  • 1 tsp molasses optional


  • Add butter to medium heat, stirring until fully melted. Wait 5-10 minutes.
  • When butter is golden brown, add in other ingredients and stir until just incorporated. Reduce heat to low setting.
  • For 15-20 minutes, do not stir and allow sauce to simmer. Remove and place in a glass jar to keep. Use microwave to reheat, then stir as needed to use again. Serve over fruit, chocolate, or ice cream.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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This recipe was inspired by Delish’s recipe for caramel.


Saturday 4th of December 2021

would this recipe work with allulose

Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Sunday 5th of December 2021

I have not tried it with allulose, but Allulose has equal sweetness to erythritol so I'm assuming it's a safe bet. Let me know if you try it. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday 23rd of December 2019

I love an old fashioned caramel, and this one did the trick. I am certainly bookmarking this for the future. Thanks! :)

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