Homemade, dairy free sweetened condensed milk made with coconut milk! Can be used as coffee creamer or in recipes calling for sweetened condensed milk!
With the holidays coming, there are so many recipes on my list to make! Pies, cookies, bars, the list goes on and on. I love giving baked goods to family and friends (not to mention that I like eating them too, hehe 😉) I’ve been coming up with a few of my own, but I also have many classic recipes that I’ve been making for years.
For the most part, I’ve been able to make healthier changes to many of the old recipes I use from my cookbooks. I can change out and reduce the sweeteners, substitute gluten-free flours, and even use healthier fats. But, up until now I’ve had to avoid certain recipes calling for sweetened condensed milk, because finding the dairy-free version is rather difficult.
Well, now you can easily make your own! You’ll love this dairy free sweetened condensed milk! Full-fat coconut milk and maple syrup or honey are reduced on the stove until thick and creamy. One can of coconut milk reduces to just under a cup, which is a little shy of a standard 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk. For most recipes, this small change won’t really make a difference. However, if you need the full amount, just double the recipe and measure out 1 and 1/4 cups. You can reserve the rest for your morning coffee or another use.
I recommend the coffee idea. So, so good!
I hope this dairy free sweetened condensed milk helps your holiday baking! What is your “must-have” treat for the holiday?
- Bring coconut milk, sweetener, and salt to a simmer over medium heat. Continue to simmer over medium to medium-low heat, stirring often, until mixture has reduced and thickened, about 40-50 minutes total. It should easily coat a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and let cool. Mixture will thicken more as it cools and should be about the same consistency as regular condensed milk when thoroughly cooled. This can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.
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