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How to Make Dairy Free Condensed Milk

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Learn how to make dairy free condensed milk with coconut milk or any nut milk which is an easy way to make condensed milk for my baking recipes.
How to Make Dairy Free Condensed Milk: Easily make Dairy Free condensed milk at homemade to using in your Vegan and Dairy Free baking. Use it in any recipe that calls for regular condensed milk.

Hi Bold Bakers!

The only difference between Dairy Free Condensed Milk and regular Condensed Milk is the milk used. Dairy Free Condensed milk is made using coconut milk rather than dairy milk. However the Condensed milk can be used in the exact same way as regular in your Vegan and Dairy Free baking. Use it in any recipe that calls for regular condensed milk. I’ll how you the easy way how to make dairy free condensed milk.

How to Make Dairy Free Condensed Milk

You can also use Nut Milks and other sugars such as Stevia. See the Notes section in the recipe.

I use Condensed Milk a lot in my baking. It is one of the main ingredients in my 2 Ingredient No Machine Ice Cream. I make a delicious Dairy Free No Machine Ice Cream that is equally as delicious with a variety of flavors to make. If you like your frozen desserts a little lighter and fruity then try my Homemade Sorbet in 5 minutes (No Machine) If you cannot find condensed milk in your country you can easily make it yourself at home. And you can find my regular Homemade Condensed Milk recipe here.

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Simmering milk and sugar on a low, controlled heat will yield you a thick, syrupy milk.

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Once it cools it will thicken and be ready to use. It will last in the fridge for weeks if you don’t need it straight away.

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How to Make Dairy Free Condensed Milk

4.37 from 58 votes
Learn how to make dairy free condensed milk with coconut milk or any nut milk which is an easy way to make condensed milk for my baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 cup
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Learn how to make dairy free condensed milk with coconut milk or any nut milk which is an easy way to make condensed milk for my baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz/414 ml/2 cups) coconut milk (full fat or low fat)*
  • cups (5 ⅓ oz / 150g) white sugar

Instructions

  • Add the coconut milk and sugar into a heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Heat it on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved
  • Once all of the sugar has dissolved bring the mix to a simmer over low/medium heat. Do not stir once the mix starts to simmer otherwise it can crack and crystalize
  • Gently simmer for roughly 30- 40 minutes, or until the milk has darkened to an almost grey color,has reduced by half and thickened (After about 15 minutes, you'll notice that the milk will start to turn dark and thicken – that's ok and is exactly what's supposed to happen)
  • When ready, remove from the heat and pour into a jar to cool. (if there are sugary bits hanging around the rim of your pot don’t stir them into your condensed milk, this can also crack your mix)
  • Let the condensed milk cool completely before putting on the air tight lid.
  • Store in a jar in the fridge and it will last for months. Don't forget to label it. 🙂

Recipe Notes

The condensed milk when ready will measure 1 cup/8oz.
You can replace the regular milk with any other dairy free milk
You can Replace the sugar with a natural sugar like maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar.

 

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Debbie Missick
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Debbie Missick
2 months ago

I just want to say thank you! This is the best recipe ever. I am making a pumpkin pie tonight and again I’m going to this try and true recipe!

Syd Rio
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Syd Rio
2 months ago

I used full fat coconut milk, agave syrup and threw in a package of fresh blueberries. Simmered for 30 minutes. Perfect! I’ll let that cool and then add it to boiled, mashed taro root and then into the ice cream maker with vanilla extract and a shot of Brazilian rum!

Wendeborn Lynn
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Wendeborn Lynn
2 months ago

I read the notes but didn’t see stevia mentioned. Is amount of stevia equal to the Amount of sugar ?

Meaghan
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Meaghan
3 months ago

Hi!! my best friend is dairy free, and I want to make her a batch of toffee for christmas… do you think this recipe (sans lemon) would work for making toffee??
thanks so much!!!

Amna
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Amna
3 months ago

May I use soya milk for this recipe ?

Valerie
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Valerie
4 months ago

I used coconut milk without additives and honey. It took 4 hours to reduce by half, I put it in the fridge overnight and now it’s like a hard caramel. Looks like caramel too. I yielded the right amount, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to get it out of the cup or use it for the ice cream…

Jolene
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Jolene
4 months ago

Thank you for such a great post! I’ve had to give up dairy because my bf baby can’t have dairy. I tried following the instructions to a t. After pouring into a jar, and letting cool it separated into two layers. Is this normal? Did I let it simmer enough?

HROMAIN
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HROMAIN
6 months ago

Hi Gemma
I’m using coconut milk and it has been simmering over 40 minutes and hasn’t thickened. Should I keep simmering it?

LaDwan Sherman
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LaDwan Sherman
6 months ago

Is cashew milk okay to use in the recipe?

Amy Lee
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Amy Lee
6 months ago

I am wondering if I could use Splenda for the sugar in this recipe.

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