This sweetened condensed coconut milk recipe is a perfect substitute for making dairy-free treats! This recipe can be sugar-free as well.
Sweetened condensed milk is used often to make treats like pies, bars, and candies. There are few dairy-free alternatives on the market. Making it from scratch may sound daunting but it’s actually very easy to make.
When I was testing this recipe I wanted to use different sugars to create this sweetened condensed milk. I decided to use coconut sugar, honey, organic cane sugar, and erythritol. With each recipe, the consistency of the condensed milk was the same and they all worked in my bakes. Keep in mind that if you use a dark sugar, like coconut sugar, the condensed milk will be much darker and have a caramel flavored.
Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk Recipe
This recipe calls for full-fat coconut milk and sugar (or keto sweetener of choice) and works perfectly in any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. I have even used it to make Thia Coffee. What a treat!
First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. You’ll need 2 cans of full-fat coconut milk and sugar.
I tested this recipe with coconut sugar, organic cane sugar and erythritol. Each turned out great, though the coconut sugar condensed milk was very dark and caramel flavored.
Next, you’re going to heat the coconut milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and add the sugar.
Keep an eye on the mixture and make sure to stir it to prevent burning.
Continue to simmer until the mixture has reduced by half and is a think consistency, about 15 minutes.
Pour the sweetened condensed coconut milk into a glass container and allow it to cool completely before storing.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. This recipe makes approximately 12-14 ounces of coconut condensed milk.
- Can I use coconut cream instead of coconut milk? Yes, but you will need to dilute the coconut cream with water. To make one cup of coconut milk from coconut cream, mix 1/4 cup of cream with 3/4 cup of water in a bowl. Mix well and pour into the pot and follow the directions.
- What other sweeteners can I use in this recipe? I’ve had success using agave nectar and maple syrup, thought the maple syrup made a dark colored conduced coconut milk.
- How do I make this low-carb? To make this recipe low-carb, you will need to swap the sugar for a keto friendly alternative like erythritol. Follow the instructions as listed below.
Looking for more coconut milk recipes? Check out these links:
- Coconut Milk Eggnog (Dairy-Free)
- Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream
- Coconut Milk Yogurt (Only 4-ingredients)
- How To Use Coconut Milk Powder
Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk
This sweetened condensed coconut milk recipe is a perfect dairy-free alternative to use in baking! This recipe can be sugar-free as well.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30minutes
- Total Time: 30-40 minutes
- Yield: 12–14 ounces 1x
- Category: side dish
- Cuisine: american
- Diet: Vegan
Pour the coconut milk into a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent burning.
Turn heat on low and add sugar or swerve and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes, or until reduced and thickened. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
Once the coconut milk has thickened, pour it into a mason jar or a closed container, and let it cool.
Nutrition info is based on using swerve confectioners sweetener.
This recipe makes approximately 12-14 ounces of coconut condensed milk.
- Serving Size: 1 recipe (14 oz.)
- Calories: 1503
- Sugar: 15.3g
- Fat: 137.8g
- Carbohydrates: 45.9g Net Carbs
- Fiber: 7.7g
- Protein: 15.3g