This homemade Dulce de Leche is the perfect finisher for any dessert! It’s dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and AIP-friendly.

paleo dulce de leche

What is Dulce De Leche?

Dulce de Leche is a thick, delicious South American sauce that resembles the color and consistency of caramel sauce! It was one of my all-time favorite things to top every dessert off with – cake, ice cream, cookies, you name it!

Traditionally, dulce de leche is made with sweet milk and sugar, but this version is made gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free and refined sugar free!

 

Why this Paleo Dulce De Leche is awesome

It’s made with nourishing, healthy ingredients

It’s made with no gluten, dairy, grains, or refined sugars!

It’s so easy to make

All you have to do is combine the ingredients, simmer, cool and serve! So easy and effortless!

 

How to Make Paleo Dulce De Leche

  • Combine ingredients & cook the sauce: Set the stove to medium-low heat and place the pot on the stove. Add all of the ingredients to a large pot and stir well to combine, continuing to stir until the coconut sugar has dissolved. Bring the pot to a medium simmer. Allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes. The sauce should reduce and thicken.
  • Transfer & Cool: Allow to cool before enjoying or transferring to glass and storing it in the fridge.

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The Ingredients You’ll Need

Coconut Milk

The base of this sauce!

Coconut Sugar & Backstrap Molasses

They bring the sweetness and texture to the sauce

Lemon Juice & Sea Salt

To fully round out the flavor

Tapioca Starch

To thicken the sauce and make the texture perfect!

 

Can you make this recipe coconut free?

I have not tested a way that is both nut-free and dairy-free, and can’t recommend a swap that would yield the same result.

Can you make this recipe with less sugar?

The recipe does need a certain amount of sugar to come together, so cutting it down wouldn’t create the same final product. The best way to lower the sugar content is just to scale back the recipe in general.

What do you serve with this dulce de leche?

This sauce tastes amazing over treats like ice cream, and even fresh fruit!

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Homemade Paleo Dulce De Leche


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

This homemade Dulce de Leche is the perfect finisher for any dessert! It’s dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and AIP-friendly.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk (I recommend this brand)
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp tapioca starch

Instructions

  1. Set the stove to medium-low heat and place the pot on the stove. Add all of the ingredients to a large pot and stir well to combine, continuing to stir until the coconut sugar has dissolved.
  2. Bring the pot to a medium simmer. Allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes. The sauce should reduce and thicken.
  3. Allow to cool before enjoying or transfering to glass and storing in the fridge.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 172
  • Fat: 10.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.8g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g