Keto Caramel

Keto Caramel

A Keto Caramel drizzle is one of those sweet memories from my childhood. Ask me for a topping over some ice cream or a flavor of cupcake and I would pick caramel every time.

The ooey gooey sweetness of caramel is one of those treats that can just amp up a dessert with even just a spoonful.

Speaking of spoonfuls…this caramel is excellent just using a spoon, too!

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Allulose

There are no substitutions on this recipe. I’ve tried keto caramel with many other low carb sweeteners. Allulose is the only one that works with this recipe.

Allulose, aka the rare sugar, can be found online and occasionally I will find it in the supermarket. The science of Allulose is interesting to read as well.

Keto baking can be slightly tricky. Believe me when I say that I have tossed many keto baking experiments in the garbage.

Please take heed when I say that Allulose is special and not to be confused with other low carb sweeteners.

Allulose does NOT harden like other sweeteners. It’s great for recipes that are soft like caramel, Lemon Curd and my Keto Pecan Pie. When used it in cookies I always use half allulose and half erythritol.

Only 2 ingredients

For this Keto Caramel recipe there are only two ingredients…and time.

  • Cream
  • Allulose

The Technique

I use a large flat bottom sauce pan to make this recipe. The more surface for heat works for this recipe. My pan is at least 10″ in diameter. I would suggest a large skillet.

Chilling and Freezing

Here’s a little trick…

Keto Caramel is super sticky. The first time I made Keto Caramel Pecan Bars I thought it was a flop because I couldn’t get it out of the pan. I was distraught because I knew the dessert tasted good.

Usually when I’m in a recipe development quandary I stick whatever it is in the freezer until I can figure out what to do.

Luckily, if used sparingly and once the caramel is frozen in the Keto Pecan Bars or the Keto Turtles the parchment paper will peel off the dessert.

So Many Uses

Once the Keto Caramel is made and chilled I use it for…

  • Keto Turtle Candies
  • Caramel Pecan Bars..Keto of course
  • Caramel Chocolate Tart..yes, yes it’s low carb
  • Just a drizzle over plain greek yogurt

Storage

When using the Keto Caramel as a drizzle over yogurt or a dessert it is best to store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a month.

If you are using this recipe as an add in to another recipe then it is best to freeze the caramel. When you freeze the caramel the consistency is still chewable and not as sticky.

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Keto Caramel

Ooey Gooey Keto Caramel made with only 2 ingredients and a slow simmer.
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basic keto, caramel, easy keto dessert, keto
Servings: 12 1/4 cup servings
Calories: 205kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cream
  • 1 cup Allulose no substitutions

Instructions

  • Whisk together cream and Allulose over high heat in a wide bottom heavy pan. Bring cream to a boil and then turn to medium or medium high heat.
  • Continue stirring cream and allulose mixture periodically while at a rapid simmer for 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from heat when caramel is a dark amber color. Cool before storing in airtight container in fridge for up to a month.
  • *Keto Caramel will thicken as it cools.

Notes

*continue to stir or whisk while over medium heat.  The size and thickness of the pan you use, as well as the strength of the flame will determine the exact time to keep your caramel cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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