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Garlic Cream Sauce

This dairy free garlic cream sauce is so versatile and adds a boost of flavor to any dish. A sauce guaranteed to get everyone at the table to eat their veggies!

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This garlic cream sauce is creamy, delicious and dairy free. And it doesn’t even taste like coconut!

I think the rule of thumb with that is if you use something that has a stronger flavor than the coconut, you don’t taste the coconut. There’s not a lot of ingredients out there that can accomplish that feat, but garlic is definitely one of them.

Let me just tell you how easy this garlic cream sauce is to make. Seriously. It’s stupid-easy. And stupid-good.

How do I make garlic cream sauce?

You can make it while dinner is cooking, or while you’re prepping something else, and it’s almost completely hands-off, which makes it worth its weight in gold.

All you’re going to do is melt the grass-fed butter or ghee, drop in your chunks of shallots and garlic cloves, and let them simmer until they get soft. You don’t need to watch it – go work on whatever else needs your attention in the kitchen, and come check on them in about 10 minutes.

Once they’re tender, you’re just going to add the coconut cream from the can to the pot and allow it to heat up and melt. If you’re not sure how to get this, it’s just the “cream on top” when a can of coconut milk has separated in the fridge.

Just stick the can in the fridge for at least an hour (I just store one in there to always have it) and then when you open it, the cream and water will have separated. Reserve the coconut water for a smoothie or other use, and put the coconut cream in the pot.

What tools do I need?

Once it heats up and gets smooth, remove the pot from the heat. Use your immersion blender (most essential kitchen tool ever, second only to the food processor) to blend everything up until you have a smooth and creamy sauce.

How do I store the sauce?

This garlic cream sauce can be stored in a jar in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Oh, and did I mention it can go on pretty much anything? So far I’ve used it on a sausage, pepper and onion mixture, on potatoes, on fish…literally anything that benefits from garlic or from sauce is game. So, yeah, basically everything.

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Garlic Cream Sauce

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This garlic cream sauce is so versatile and adds a boost of flavor to any dish! Ready in just 20 minutes, its the perfect addition to a weeknight meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons grassfed butter or ghee
  • 1 shallot,, sliced
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 1 can coconut milk,, cream only
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter or ghee. 
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the shallots and garlic. 
  3. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. 
  4. With the separated can of coconut milk, use only the cream. Reserve the water for another use. Add the cream and the pinch of salt to the pot. 
  5. Stir until melted and smooth, then remove from heat. 
  6. Use an immersion blender to blend everything together until a smooth consistency is achieved and no chunks of shallot or garlic remain. 
  7. Store in a sealed jar or container in fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Notes

  1. The amount of garlic used in this recipe will greatly affect the intensity of the garlic flavor! If you are a big fan of garlic, then you may want to add more cloves to make it stronger. If you like a milder garlic flavor, you may want to add less.
  2. If sauce is too thick for your liking, add a tablespoon of the reserved coconut water to thin it out if needed. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Barbara Moore

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

Do you reheat the sauce, if so how? Or do you just use it cold

Jessica

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

Hi Barbara - you can definitely reheat this sauce. I would recommend reheating it in a small saucepan over low heat until it thins out and warms through.

Leilani

Monday 19th of August 2019

What if it comes out too runny, liquidy? Is that what the consistency should be?

Jessica

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

It will be thicker than coconut milk - coconut cream does thin out a bit when heated, because it's melting. If you refrigerate it should solidify again. As it warms up it will thin out again. If you want it thicker, you could always experiment with adding a small amount of coconut flour or cassava flour and see what happens! I haven't tried that yet so I don't know, but I imagine it would just thicken it up a bit.

Em

Wednesday 14th of August 2019

I just made this sauce tonight to put on top of chicken thighs and all 5 kids devoured it. That is saying a lot because there is almost at least one kid who doesn't like what is being served. I will be experimenting a lot with this to see what other dishes this goes well with. Thank you.

Jessica

Thursday 15th of August 2019

Yay! My little one always demands a "dunk" of some kind. I love being able to provide healthier options for the kids!

Shannon Ketchup

Friday 12th of April 2019

This sauce is amazing! The whole family loved it especially the fussy hubby. We used it for sauce over roasted broccoli, cauliflower, carrot & squash. Thanks for sharing

Jessica

Thursday 18th of April 2019

Hi Shannon, thanks so much! I'm so glad you loved it. :)

Grace

Tuesday 9th of October 2018

Hey, Looks good and making it now! Wondering if coconut oil could be substituted for the ghee? I currently have no ghee at my house and all we have is store brand butter - not organic (my husband purchased :/)

Jessica

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Hi Grace, I'm sorry I didn't see this comment before you made it - how did it turn out with the coconut oil? My guess is that it would be a little less creamy and might give it more of a coconut flavor. You could definitely increase the amount of garlic to take over that, but I imagine the end result would still be yummy. Let me know!

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