This caramel sauce is so amazing. I seriously drank it out of the jar. Well - I would say I "sipped" it out of the jar. Just don't tell anybody... I didn't really know how much I was missing caramel until I had a little taste of this sauce. It tastes just like I remember from my "pre-gan" days. I used to love drizzling caramel over my ice cream when I was a kid! This vegan version tastes just like the stuff I used to know!
If you follow me on Facebook - hopefully you saw my post about this recipe. I said that this sauce is a little dangerous since it's so easy to make - and it is! All you do is mix all of the ingredients together and pop it in the microwave! How simple is that?!
The sweet and smoky flavor of this caramel sauce goes perfectly with apples, over ice cream, or on top of a 3-Minute Microwave Brownie. I made a yummy apple pie served with this caramel sauce on top and it turned out so well! I'll share the recipe for that with all of you very soon!
- 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 brown sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- pinch of salt
Mix all of the ingredients in a medium sized microwave safe bowl. Whisk together until all ingredients are well combined.
Microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes - stirring every 2 minutes. If the sugar hasn't melted into the sauce after 6 minutes, microwave in 1 minute increments until it has dissolved.
Refrigerate for about 2 hours to allow the caramel to thicken before serving. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container.