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Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce

Adapted from the Urban Poser (guest posting on PaleOMG)

Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #caramel #recipe

I was so intrigued when I saw this caramel sauce made with coconut milk and honey on these amazing Samoa baked donuts (which I do fully intend to make one of these days SOON!) … Usually caramel is made with loads of butter and brown sugar so I was so curious to know what a caramel sauce made with coconut milk would be like. I went out and bought a can of coconut milk immediately to make it and then it sat on my island as my busy life kept me too busy to get it made …

But when I got home from my trip to Colorado, I wanted to make something special as a surprise for my daughter (because I had missed her so) … so I decided it was time to get going on the caramel sauce, because it would be the perfect topping for the wonderful cake I wanted to bake for her. It’s much lighter tasting than a traditional caramel sauce, with a light coconut flavor peeking through that we all really enjoyed.

Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce


  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Whisk together the coconut milk, brown sugar or honey, and salt into a heavy duty saucepan. Add the butter and bring to a full rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 25 - 35 minutes or so or until the caramel has reduced to the desired thickness, whisking occasionally at first, and then very frequently in the last 10 minutes or so to keep it from burning.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and cinnamon.


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Next up, something to drizzle it on … an Apple Cake I made for my daughter 🙂

Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #caramel #recipe

This recipe was shared at Scrumptious SundayThe Weekend re-Treat and Thursday’s Treasures.

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6 Responses

  1. Hi, I am one of your new “followers” from Australia, and I love your recipes. I am going to try this Coconut Caramel Sauce, but could not help but notice that lovely looking cake you drizzled it over. Is that a cake recipe you have previously posted? If so could I have the name of it so I can look it up and make that too. Keep up the good recipes and love reading your Blog too.
    Cheers, Vicki, Tasmania, Australia.

    June 15, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    • Ann

      Hi Vicki and thank you so much for your kind words! I’ll be posting the cake today … it’s an Apple Yogurt Cake and it goes just perfectly with the caramel sauce … once I post it, I will link it to this post so you should have no trouble finding it 🙂

      June 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

  2. Hi Ann,
    Thank you so much for posting a response so quickly and for the lovely cake recipe which looks delicious and I cannot wait to make this one as an excuse to make the caramel sauce!

    I have printed out and tried a lot of your recipes and they are all so yummy! I am eagerly awaiting for Asparagus to come in Season (our Summer) so I can make your Crispy Breaded Asparagus Spears with the Lemon Sauce! Roll on Summmer…………….thank you once again for the reply and the cake recipe.
    Vicki, Tasmania, Australia

    June 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

  3. Ann, you made me drool a little, maybe a lot! All I know is I want this Caramel Sauce in my Life! Thanks for sharing, I’m featuring you at Thursday’s Treasures this week!

    June 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    • Ann

      Yay! Thank you Joan 🙂

      June 27, 2013 at 8:03 pm

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