Summer dessert season is coming, beginning with Memorial Day, and that means chilled desserts. Unfortunately, many of those desserts have a double-whammy in them- they have dairy AND they call for a processed product when using Sweetened, Condensed Milk. Today, I’m going to show you how to make a dairy-free version that doesn’t require all of the nasty ingredients. Later this week, I’ll show you how to use it in one of my favorite desserts.
Dairy-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 can full-fat coconut milk
2 Tbs rapadura, or to taste
Dash sea salt
Dash Concentrace, optional
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a 2 qt or larger saucepan, combine the coconut milk, rapadura, salt and the optional Concentrace. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low until you have a gentle simmer. Allow to cook while whisking occasionally until the volume has reduced to around one to one-and-a-quarter cups, for a cooking time of one to one-and-a-half hours. Cool and whisk in the vanilla extract.