This vegan condensed milk needs just 2 ingredients and will be a game changer for all your dessert recipes! Can be made Top 8 Allergen Free.
Put down everything and get ready for one of the most versatile recipes that you never knew you needed. If you haven’t been vegan or dairy free for long, then maybe you did know you needed this recipe. We’re talking about vegan condensed milk. Some people would call this vegan sweetened condensed milk. Either way, yum yummided yum. Yes, I just made yummided a word.
Before we went vegan, we used “sweet milk” aka condensed milk for everything. From inside our oatmeal to a variety of desserts like ice cream or banana pudding, there are so many ways to make.
It was one of the first recipes that we wanted to make vegan, but we kept pushing it off. WHYYYYY!!!! Why did we do this? It ended up being one of the easiest recipes that we have ever made and we are finding so many delicious vegan ways to use it that we will be sharing with you going forward.
There are over 10 different ways to make this, so no matter what your food allergies or preferences are, you’ll be able to find a version that works for you.
Plus, we are still playing around with the recipe to figure out other sweeteners and such that you can use for the recipe.
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Watch how to make this vegan condensed milk?
What ingredients do you need for vegan condensed milk?
It almost is funny saying that this is a recipe because it’s only 2 ingredients; however, you know that makes us love this even more. What’s even better is that you likely already have this in your pantry!
The ingredients that you need for a dairy free condensed milk is:
- Vegan Sugar
- 1 Can full fat coconut milk (see below if allergic to or don’t like coconut milk for using other dairy free milks)
That’s the only things that you need for this recipe!
How do you make vegan condensed milk?
This recipe is really easy to make. Most of the time you are just waiting for the mixture to reduce.
To start, you want to add your vegan sugar to a sauce pan. You can use a small or medium size sauce pan. You really don’t want it bigger than that.
You then want to shake the pot, so that the sugar is in an even level. This will help is dissolve better.
Next, you want to add in your canned coconut milk. If you cannot have or do not like coconut milk, see below for other dairy free milk alternatives. You can use any type of dairy free milk for this recipe.
Now, you want to turn on the heat to medium low. Stir the mixture periodically until the sugar is dissolved. You won’t be able to feel the sugar anymore. Once sugar is dissolved, turn heat down to simmer. It should be small, slow rolling bubbles. You absolutely DO NOT want this to be a rolling boil or you could burn your mixture. If you need a visual, see the video.
You are going to let this mixture cook on a low simmer for about 55-75 minutes, or until the mixture in reduced in half, stirring every few minutes.
Remove any foam or sugar crystals from the top if desired.
Tips & Tricks for the best Vegan Condensed Milk
- We prefer using canned coconut milk because it comes out thicker. Usually a good quality coconut milk is ideal because the more fat in the canned coconut milk, the thicker it will be.
- Other milks will not get as thick, but still produce the same sweet taste and can still be used accordingly in recipes.
- You do not have to remove the sugar crystals, but if you leave in there you will have little bits in your final product. Still edible, just not as smooth
Can I make this Top 8 Allergen Friendly Condensed Milk?
The best thing about this recipe is that it can completely be Top 8 Allergen Friendly. While canned coconut milk does make this recipe thicker, there’s no reason you can replace it with any other milk of choice. Some examples of milk you could use are:
- Blended Almond/Cashew
- Banana Almond Milk
- and more
The point is, no matter what type of diet you are currently on, you too can make this recipes.
The only difference in the recipes is that instead of a can of coconut milk, you are going to use 2 cups of the dairy free milk beverage of your choice. And you are going to increase the sugar amount for ¾ cup to 1 full cup.
Can I use other sugars for this?
Yes! You can use any sugar that you want. We used a vegan cane sugar with the full fat coconut milk for best results. However, you can use brown sugar, coconut sugar, or even agave or maple syrup.
If using the maple syrup or agave, because it is liquid, you should let it reduce down for a longer period of time if you want it thicker.
Can you prep this dairy free condensed milk ahead of time?
Yes! You can make this recipe as directed and as long as stored properly in an air tight container in the refrigerator, this vegan condensed milk will last at least a month.
What recipes can I used vegan condensed milk in?
Later this week, we are going to be sharing two delicious recipes for vegan banana pudding and a vegan ice cream recipe. Followed by 4 ice cream recipes next week. This little jar of goodness is going to come in some serious handy for you over the next few weeks if you stick around!
In the mean time, some ways that you could use this recipe are:
- Pour some inside of your favorite oatmeal for a little sweetness
- Drizzle inside of your coffee
- Use on top of your favorite bread recipe or drizzle on muffins, like our vegan blueberry muffins
- Drizzle across peaches or apple slices and baked to perfection
- Spread a little on top of your toast like almond butter
Pin this vegan condensed milk for later:
Vegan Condensed Milk
- Sauce pan
- 1 can unsweetened full fat coconut milk (or 2 cups any dairy free milk)
- ¾ cup vegan sugar (increase to 1 cup for non-coconut version *See post)
- Add the sugar to a sauce pan. Shake to evenly level the sugar.
- Add in the coconut milk (*See post for other dairy free milk alternatives)
- Turn on the heat to medium low, stirring periodically until the sugar is dissolved.
- Once sugar is dissolved, turn heat down to simmer. YOU DO NOT WANT ROLLING BOIL – SEE VIDEO FOR VISUAL.
- Let cook on simmer until mixture in reduced in half, stirring every few minutes.
- Remove any foam or sugar crystals from the top if desired.
- Reductions takes approximately 55-75 minutes.
- Once ready let cool completely and place in an air tight container in the fridge. Will thicken more as it cools. Stores in fridge for at least 2 weeks.