Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dairy Free Sweetened Condensed Milk

I thought sweetened condensed milk would be one of those ingredients that I would not be able to find a dairy free substitute for, until I found this.

I found this recipe for a dairy free sweetened condensed milk from Go Dairy Free. It is a bit stickier than regular condensed milk, but it’s a great alternative for the real thing.

I’ve used this previously to make the black sesame ice cream and it worked very well. One batch makes an equivalent to a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk. If you don’t have the soy milk powder, there are other variations mentioned on the site. I’m pretty sure you can use regular nonfat milk powder instead of the soy milk powder to make a regular sweetened condensed milk.


Dairy Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
adapted from: Go Dairy Free
printable recipe

3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup plus 2 TBSP soy milk powder

Combine sugar, water and soy milk powder in a nonstick saucepan (otherwise you’ll have a tough time cleaning your pan afterwards) and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and cook until thick, about 15-20 minutes. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool.

Milk will thicken more as it cools. Store in refrigerator if not being used immediately.


  1. I brought it to boiling at about medium and turned to to around low after that for around 15 mins, but it seems more like taffy. Did I get the heat too high? Should I stir constantly as its heating?
    For the baking-impaired, a slightly more detailed description would help, heh.

  2. @Becca

    Bits of mine were a little thick as well. I would take it off the heat sooner than 15 minutes next time. It thickens as it cools as well.

    I think I recall stirring every so often.

  3. do you think this would work well for fudge making?

  4. I don't see why it wouldn't work!

  5. IS the liquid portion correct - I got a paste before it could ever come to a boil.


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