Dave’s Keto Coconut Vanilla Sauce

By Jordan Pie
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Dave’s Keto Coconut Vanilla Sauce

This all-in-one vanilla sauce makes the perfect sweet accompaniment for your low-carb treats. Add it to a bowlful of berries, slather on keto muffins, or add a little extra water and use it on keto cereal. You can even use it in smoothies for an extra dose of delicious fats.

Related: Paleo Keto Caramel Sauce

Fat carries flavor — and this vanilla sauce packs every spoonful with wholesome fats from grass-fed butter and coconut butter. Vanilla adds a natural sweet flavor, while sunflower lecithin emulsifies the sauce and gives it a delicious nutty taste.

This vanilla sauce is Dave Asprey’s homemade recipe. Special thanks to for the photos!

This creamy, dreamy vanilla sauce makes the perfect topping for everything from cereal to ice cream -- and packs every spoonful with healthy fats.

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Dave’s Keto Coconut Vanilla Sauce


Start to Finish: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup coconut butter
  • 1/2 stick grass-fed butter
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sunflower lecithin (stored in the fridge), or more for a thicker texture
  • 1/4 cup birch xylitol, or more to taste
  • 4 cups of hot water (not boiling)
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • Dash of salt


  1. In a blender, mix half the water with all the coconut and butter until well blended.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend thoroughly until vanilla sauce takes on an ultra-creamy texture.
  4. Taste the sauce and add more vanilla or xylitol if desired.
  5. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator. Sauce will be runny the first day but harden overnight. Reblend again after chilling, if desired, if you find any lumps.

Recipe notes: By playing with the amount of water you use, the next morning you can get consistencies as stiff as cream cheese or sour cream all the way to whipped-cream-like. You can skip the vinegar but real milk has a very slight sour note, so if you skip the vinegar, you have less of a milk flavor and more of a coconut flavor.

Serves: 22

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 186
  • Fat: 18.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.7g
  • Cholesterol: 5.5mg
  • Salt: 20.5mg
  • Carbs: 8.1g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Sugar Alcohols: 2.2g
  • Net Carbs: 2.3g
  • Protein: 1.4g
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