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The Ultimate: Sugar-Free Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

The taste of homemade sweet chili sauce is unique.  A symbiosis of sour, hot, spicy, sweet and salty. What is in it and why should you bother making it at home instead of buying one from the store? The answer is very simple – it does not contain refined sugar, modified starch, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate. 

It also does not contain traces of peanuts, wheat, soy, sesame and fish, as there are traces in the mass production of such sauces. Unfortunately, the sweet chili sauce you can buy from stores contains huge amounts of refined sugar. Often we just don’t realize that we consume a lot more sugar (even more than what’s in our favorite desserts) when we use ready-made sauces and mixes from the store. Read the label – you may be surprised.

If you want to remove sugar from your diet but still want to enjoy your dipping sauces then you are in the right place. It will take you no longer than 15 minutes for this delicious recipe!

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The Ultimate: Sugar-Free Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Delicious sweet chili sauce recipe without the sugar!  Enjoy whipping this keto recipe up at home with just a few ingredients & store it in your fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Measuring Jug or Cups
  • Medium sized saucepan
  • Wooden or heat resistant stirrer


  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped chili
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp Xanthan gum


  • Chop the chili peppers, garlic and ginger. Put them in a saucepan and add the apple vinegar and the soy sauce or the tamari.
  • Keep it on the stove until it boils, then reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes more.
  • Mix the xanthan gum with the hot water. It is very important not to leave lumps, so go with a blender if necessary. Blend well until smooth.
  • Then add the mixture to the saucepan and cook until you reach the desired consistency. Keep in mind that after cooling the sauce will thicken a little more.
  • Remove from the heat, add honey (or sweetener of your choice) and mix well.


Nutrition in 100 g:
  • Calories: 45
  • Fats: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar 0.2g
Keyword keto sweet chili sauce, no sugar sweet chili sauce, sugar free sweet chili sauce, sweet chili sauce recipe

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Homemade keto sweet chili sauce

This recipe makes approximately 180 grams of sugar free chili sauce, so you can use this to double or even triple the recipe volume if you need a larger quantity, or just want to have more on hand without needing to prepare it each time.
One tablespoon of sauce contains only 1 gram of carbohydrates.

It is recommended to store your keto sweet chili sauce in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks but not for longer. You can store it in glass bottles or jars.  We love these glass sauce jars that you can re-use.

This awesome healthy homemade sugar free chili sauce is the perfect dip for a huge range of cuisines such as Thai or Vietnamese. Enjoy your spring rolls, calamari or even chicken wings with this recipe.  

Why is it a better idea to make this chili sauce by yourself rather than buying one from the store?

Have you ever wondered how many extra calories and sugar we add to our diet just by including our favorite sauce? The answer is surprisingly high and most of us don’t realise that when it comes to sauce, sugar is often the second or third ingredient, meaning it makes up a large volume of the product. Did you know that most of the sweet chili sauces in the market contain between 40g and 50g of sugar? That is over 10 teaspoons of sugar! 

With this simple recipe, you can make your own sugar free chili sauce which contains no more than 0.4g of sugar. More than ten times lower than the ones from the local stores.  It also has low cost ingredients and you can whip it up whenever you want.


There is no difference in the taste. You can regulate how hot or sweet you want your sauce to be. Whichever way you look at it, it is much better to make a sweet chili sauce by yourself which will be sugar free, than buying one from the store.  Plus there’s that sense of personal satisfaction that you’ve made it from scratch!

Buying it Pre-Made

However, there are going to be occasions when you don’t have the time to whip up your own sauce, but still need some sweet chili in your life!  When this happens, take a look at these pre-made, sugar-free options:

  1. G Hughes Sugar Free Sweet Chili Sauce + Gluten-Free | Fit Diabetic Lifestyles, Low Carb
  2. Has some natural sugars but no extra added: Date Lady Organic Sweet Chili Sauce | No Corn Syrup or Cane Sugar | No Added Flavors or MSG