I’m so happy to be sharing this recipe with you. I’ve been battling side affects of dairy for years, the worst being acne and asthma, but I’ve never been able to give the stuff up. Now, our 3 month old is very dairy intolerant, I’ve had to eliminate all dairy from my diet thanks to breastfeeding. And it hasn’t been that bad! But I do have a serious sweet tooth, and sometimes there are ingredients in my favourite foods that are difficult to substitute. Condensed milk seems to be an ingredient in every recipe I’ve tried to make lately… so I’ve found an alternative. Sweetened Condensed COCONUT Milk.
My first thought was ‘not another coconut substitute’ (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE coconut; but it’s getting repetitive in this diet). Anyway, I made up a batch and it tasted surprisingly similar to real condensed milk, in fact I probably wouldn’t have noticed it was coconut flavoured if I hadn’t been the one making it.
I made the batch up and used it straight away in my 100 Dairy Free Cookies Made from a Single Batch Recipe. But apparently you can store this goodness in the fridge for up to a week. In the recipe below I used natural sugar but I’ve seen other recipes use honey or maple syrup as a healthier sweetener substitute. I was unsure of so many new flavours, I was afraid of overwhelming my taste buds but now that I know how easy it is to make I’ll definitely try the honey substitute next time.
Make sure you use canned coconut milk as it is more dense and less watered down than the carton coconut milk. We want to make a thick syrup! Enjoy this easy as 2 INGREDIENT Recipe.
You will need:
400g Canned Coconut Milk
1 Cup of Caster Sugar (or preferred substitute to taste)
- Pour ingredients into a saucepan over low heat. Mix until sugar dissolves.
- Allow to simmer over a low heat for roughly 20-30 minutes (do not let it boil).
- Stir occasionally.
- Remove from heat when liquid reduces by half and turns to a syrup consistency.
- Place in a jar to cool before covering and placing in the fridge.
- Use like normal condensed milk.