Vegan butterscotch sauce being poured over vanilla vegan ice cream.

Vegan Butterscotch Sauce

A sweet caramel-like sauce to pour over ice cream or desserts.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, vegan
Keyword dairy-free butterscotch, vegan butterscotch, vegan butterscotch sauce
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1/3 cup vegan butter or any dairy free margarine
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk like soy milk or you can use soy creamer or coconut milk.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Melt 1/3 cup vegan butter in a small saucepan and add 2/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.

  2. Heat over medium-low heat until it bubbles, then continue to heat for 3 minutes stirring frequently.
  3. Add 1/2 cup plant-based milk and stir well. (Be careful, it may spatter a little).

  4. Bring to a low boil for 3 more minutes.
  5. Turn off heat, add 1/2 tsp vanilla and stir well.

Recipe Notes

Note: It will appear watery when hot.  It will thicken a lot when it cools.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Butterscotch Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.