Instant Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Alternative


This dairy-free sweetened condensed milk is another fun, helpful, shortcut recipe that I created for Growing Naturals. As a holiday special, they are offering Go Dairy Free viewers a 40% discount on their Dairy-Free Rice Milk Powder, now through December 4th!!! Use the following coupon code when adding the product to your cart: DAIRYFREE40.

Yes, it really is instant. Just 5 basic ingredients, 5 minutes, and a blender is all that stands between you and dairy-free sweetened condensed milk.

Alisa's Instant Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Alternative Recipe (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

This luxurious no-cook, dairy-free recipe can be used as a 1:1 replacement for 1 can of sweetened condensed milk in recipes. And with the ingredients that I use, it is a top allergen-free and vegan substitute, too.

Alisa's Instant Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Alternative Recipe (vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Special Diet Notes & Options: Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and generally food allergy-friendly.

Sweetener options: This recipe for dairy-free sweetened condensed milk really does work best with regular or organic white sugar. For a more caramel-like flavor, coconut sugar can be substituted. I do not recommend date sugar (and most likely maple sugar), which yielded a mixture that was way too thick.

I’m sharing this recipe on Shirley’s Gluten-Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Easily and Allergy-Free Wednesdays at Whole New Mom!

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Instant Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Alternative
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Serves: Makes approximately 14 ounces
  1. Place the rice milk powder and sugar in your blender.Whiz the ingredients for about 30 seconds, or until powdered.
  2. Add the water, oil, and salt to your blender and blend for 2 minutes, or until thick and creamy.
  3. Use as a substitute for sweetened condensed milk in recipes!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Hi Amazing it even tastes like condensed milk. I couldn’t get the rice vanilla milk powder where I live and needed it now so couldn’t order online so I used coconut milk powder it worked great ( has a slight coconut flavour I needed it for a slice so that didn’t matter) I was skepitcal at first but pleasantly surprised Thanks so much.

  2. Sorry, just a quick question as I want to try this recipe!

    The links to dairy-free vanilla milk powder & vanilla rice milk drink are broken, so I cannot check exactly what they are (being in the UK means I need to find local versions of these things).

    Is the first ingredient line saying 2 cups of powder and 2 tablespoons of liquid (milk drink)?

    If so, when does the liquid go into the blender?
    And if not, when does the 2 tablespoons of powder get added?

    • Hi Jo, yes, they’ve discontinued that product, but may bring it back. I’m going to test with another dairy-free milk powder soon, but I believe you do have some options in the UK.
      The first ingredient is 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of milk powder (it’s dry). I think you may have read the recipe a little too quickly 🙂 Just read it through carefully, you’ll see what ingredients and when they are added.

  3. Have you heard of these new products? I just foudn them last week on

    Nature’s Charm Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk, 11.25 Ounce (Pack of 6)
    from Nature’s Charm
    Coconut Milk (Coconut Cream, Filtered Water), Cane Sugar, Salt
    ASIN: B00XV44EZY
    UPC: 093856992193
    Nature’s Charm Evaporated Coconut Milk 12.2oz (Pack of 6)
    from Nature’s Charm
    Coconut milk (coconut cream, filtered water) , coconut palm sugar, guar gum,salt.
    ASIN: B015YE8SSM
    Coconut Cloud Non Dairy Coffee Creamer
    from Coconut Cloud
    Non-GMO Coconut Cream Powder (Coconut Cream, Tapioca Syrup, Less than 2% of Dipotassium Phosphate), Non-GMO Rice Starch
    UPC: 019962703331

    Thanks for all you so very helpful information on products!

  4. I never leave comments but I have to on this one !!! This was absolutely amazing. I used vanilla protein powder for milk powder, this is so much better than any condensed milk! Thank you so much for sharing.

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