Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

I have this one dessert that calls for sweetened condensed milk, but I haven't found a vegan alternative  in the grocery store/health food store yet.  I have tried a few different recipes and found this one to be the best yet.

1 can of full-fat coconut milk (about 14 oz)
1/4 cup of agave nectar  (other options are maple syrup or honey)

Shake can of coconut milk and pour it into a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling.  Watch your pot closely and stir constantly with a whisk to prevent burning.

Reduce the heat to low so that your coconut milk is simmering. Add the sweetener, whisk until it is completely dissolved.

Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by half.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before using in a recipe.

Can last about a week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

I found this recipe online at

I have also seen some recipes double the can of coconut milk and use 1/2 cup of sweetener.

Mine started out white and ended a deep tan color.  I ignored the odd color and enjoyed the tasty goodness. nom nom!

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