Yes! You can have caramel without dairy! I love this recipe because it is easy to make and very versatile. While rich and delicious on it's own, you can increase the "WOW" factor by covering the caramel in chocolate, or adding crunch with wheat-free pretzel bits, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds. This also makes a great coating for caramel apples. The trick to success with this recipe is to have an accurate candy thermometer, and DO NOT over cook. Please note, if you use the coconut milk creamer, the resulting caramel will be lighter in color.