This easy dairy-free condensed milk has only 3 ingredients: almond milk, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. The idea originally came from Make it Dairy Free, a Youtube channel, and food blog that makes popular dishes dairy-free. You can easily substitute the almond milk for any other dairy-free milk of your choice. I chose to use almond milk because I’m most familiar with the taste and wanted a neutral condensed milk that I could use in my dairy-free cornmeal porridge recipe that wouldn't drastically affect the final taste.
Condensed milk can be used in multiple desserts, coffee, tea, or anything else you can think of. When I was very young I used to put condensed milk on white bread and let me tell you it was (insert long pause) the best thing ever so have fun and Enjoy!
Servings: 1 cup | Cooking Time: 1 hour
2 cups Almond Milk
¾ cups Granulated Sugar
1 tbsp Vanilla Extract (Optional. See notes)
1. Pour sugar into a pot.
2. Add almond milk and vanilla extract. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
3. Once boiling reduce heat to a low simmer.
4. Cook for 60 minutes stirring and scraping sides of pan every 10-15 minutes.
5. After 60 minutes, pour the liquid into a heat-safe and air-tight container and let it
6. Once completely cool, cover and store in the fridge. This can be used in my cornmeal porridge recipe, oats, or any dessert or recipe that calls for condensed milk.
This will last in the fridge for about 7-10 days.
As the liquid cools it will get thicker, so don't worry if it’s still a bit runny after 60 minutes.
If using vanilla flavored almond milk, the vanilla extract is optional.
In my first attempt at making this, I used plain almond milk and added the vanilla extract for additional flavor and color.
In my second attempt, I used vanilla flavored almond milk and also added vanilla extract which made the final result darker.