Sweetened Condensed Milk I

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Special Diet Notes: Sweetened Condensed Milk

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Sweetened Condensed Milk I
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups soy or rice milk
  • Β½ cup white sugar (try evaporated cane sugar for more nutrients)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Add the soy or rice milk and the sugar to a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until volume is reduced to 1 cup. Add a few drops of vanilla to taste, and a pinch of salt. Cool before using. May be stored in the refrigerator.
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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

38 Comments

    • I would use the one in Go Dairy Free the book, made with coconut milk, I’m not sure this version would be rich enough – it would be like a light / fat free sweetened condensed milk.

  1. Janet C Fowler on

    I’d like to ask if you could add a thickener to this recipe if needed? Also I did buy your book and the product Mimic Creme is not produced anymore that I can find, and was wondering if you know of a replacement for this? Thank you.

    • Hi Janet, yes alas they have closed their doors. There isn’t a nut-based one that has replaced it. Rich Whip is still sold though I’ve never been able to locate it (not sold in my region) and it is soy-based and made with less natural ingredients.

      As for this recipe, I recommend the one made with coconut milk in my book most for a truly spot on and thick result. With this one, you could add thickener, but it may not prove as creamy.

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  3. Hi Alisa! I am trying to make a dairy free coffee creamer. The recipe for making your own coffee creamer calls for sweetened condensed milk. I do not like the taste of coconut, so I do not think I could just use the canned coconut milk. Could I use almond milk instead of soy/rice? Or does the coconut milk not have too much of a coconut flavor?

    Thanks!

  4. This was a great replacement! Thank you! I made raw cookie dough with it that was eatable! No egg! Thanks again. Check it out at glutenfreeskinny.net

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  7. Alisa,
    Have you tried to make Dulce de leche with this sweetened condensed milk? I made an easy dulche de leche ice cream for a picnic yesterday. And I was asked whether I knew of a dairy free recipe. I’m assuming I might need an icecream maker for it. I didn’t need one for the one with dairy. Just a decent mixer.
    Dana

    • Hi Dana, I haven’t tried dulce de leche with this recipe. I prefer an ice cream maker, but non-dairy ice cream can be made using the same processes as dairy-based.

  8. Hi Alisa,
    I just wanted you to know that I made this and it worked wonderfully (the fudge was pretty Awesome to) and that I’m so glad this website is here and I owe it all to you thanks!
    –Jenny

  9. thanks for the advice I’m probably going to use the canned coconut milk it’s just that I had second thoughts sense you said it might be a bit richer than the other the carton milk.

  10. hi Alisa,
    I’m thinking about making this dairy free sweetened condensed milk (yikes that a mouthful) because I’m dairy free but I plan on using it for a fudge recipe do you think it will work out? thanks,
    Jenny

  11. I am down to about 1 cup at this point and the mixture is not thickening. Any idea what’s going on? The consistency is not even close to that of condensed milk.. πŸ™

    • Dina, I’m so sorry this didn’t work out for you. I typically use the version in my book, which uses full-fat coconut milk and it comes out just like sweetened condensed milk. You may want to try that one. As for salvaging this recipe, adding a little flour and cooking will help to thicken gradually. I’ll test this recipe out myself again and see what I can come up with.

  12. Hi Alisa,

    Sorry for the confussion… I’ve had brain surgery so I may get my questions out wrong, sorry for that.

    Yes, I saw the recipe on the Go Dairy Free site. That’s where I found the recipe for evaporated milk and It’s the question that I was asking you on how to make it.
    Because it calls for 3 cups of either soy or rice milk.
    I was basically asking if I could sub out some SoDelicous coconut milk from the fridge instead of using canned coconut milk?
    I bought a can of Coconut Cream from Trader Joe’s and I don’t know what do with it? any suggestions?

    As for the pumpkin pie, I did make it using the canned coconut milk and I put in some extra spices, used coconut sugar (ground up) and put it in a pecan-coconut crust… it was sooooooo yummy!!! My friend who is not a crust fan or coconut fan, said it was the best pumpkin pie she’s ever had. Thank you for all the recipes πŸ™‚ I did a collaboration with some tweaking.

    • Michelle,

      You can use coconut milk beverage in place of soy or rice milk in most recipes. I wouldn’t use canned coconut milk when a recipe calls for soy or rice milk, as it will likely be too rich.

      So glad you enjoyed the pumpkin pie! You can make a whipped topping for it with the coconut cream.

  13. I don’t know if I already asked you these questions… lol my memory yikes! if I already have please disregard. I can’t have soy and I don’t like rice milk. So, I’ve seen canned coconut milk and refrigerated coconut milk. 3 cups of canned would be a lot!!!
    Anyway, which one is it?
    I noticed that you didn’t use this in your pumpkin pie recipe, is there a reason for that?
    I’m so frazzled with my 1st Thanksgiving having SO many restrictions… awwwww please help πŸ™‚

    • Hi Michelle,

      I’m a bit puzzled as to your question. As for the pumpkin pie recipe, I just use canned coconut milk – there’s no reason to take extra time to make a sweetened condensed milk. If you want to make coconut sweetened condensed milk for recipes, see the recipe in Go Dairy Free the book. It’s quite an easy one!

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