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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.
How to Make Dairy Free Condensed Milk
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.

Course: Ingredient
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 can(14 oz/414 ml/1¾cups) coconut milk (full fat or low fat)*
  • cups (5 ⅓ oz / 150g) white sugar
  1. Add the coconut milk and sugar into a heavy bottomed saucepan
  2. Heat it on a low heat until the sugar has dissolved
  3. 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
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. Let the condensed milk cool completely before putting on the air tight lid.
  7. 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 natural sugar like maple syrup, agave, honey, or coconut sugar.