How to Make Sweet Sugar-Free Condensed Milk

Recipe for Healthy Vegan + Sugar-Free Sweet Condensed Milk With the holidays coming up, there’s little doubt you’re getting your baking ideas together. But when you’re vegan or you want to provide an option for any vegan guests, how do you replace condensed milk in a recipe? That’s easy with my homemade vegan, sugar-free sweet…

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Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

Recipe for Healthy Vegan + Sugar-Free Sweet Condensed Milk

With the holidays coming up, there’s little doubt you’re getting your baking ideas together. But when you’re vegan or you want to provide an option for any vegan guests, how do you replace condensed milk in a recipe? That’s easy with my homemade vegan, sugar-free sweet condensed milk recipe. I also feature it in my healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe, so come learn how to make this kitchen staple!

This healthy, vegan sugar-free coconut condensed milk can be swapped into any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. It’s dairy-free, making it easy to add to your desserts without leaving anyone out.

Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

Is Condensed Milk Keto?

Regular condensed milk is definitely not keto-friendly. However, this healthy sugar-free sweet condensed milk recipe is keto-friendly because I have substituted regular sugar with monk fruit, a non-calorie sweetener. It has only 4g carbs, and making this recipe is as easy as can be! And since it’s vegan, anyone coming over for your desserts can enjoy it without worry.

Why you will Love This 2-Ingredient Dairy-free Condensed Milk Alternative:

  1. It’s so easy to make.
  2. You can use it in any recipe that calls for condensed milk.
  3. This perfect dairy-free sweet condensed milk recipe is also keto-friendly because I used monk fruit sweetener instead of sugar.
  4. You only need 2 ingredients (3 if you want to add vanilla extract for flavor) 
  5. It takes no time at all to get this ready! Literally, anyone can make this, as no expertise is required! 

HOW TO MAKE THIS HEALTHY SWEET CONDENSED MILK:

Ingredients for Sugar-Free Sweet Condensed Milk:

  • Coconut Milk (Full fat); you can use any other plant-based milk
  • Monkfruit sweetener (non-calorie + sugar-free sweetener)
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
Full fat coconut milk and monkfruit

How to Make Vegan Sugar-Free Condensed Milk (Step-by-Step)

Whether you want to make my healthy pumpkin spice latte with this dairy-free and sugar-free condensed milk or use it in another baking recipe, you’ll find tons of uses for it!

  1. Heat

    In a pan on your stovetop, add the coconut milk, monkfruit sweetener, and vanilla extract (if using it), and combine. Stir and keep it on medium-low heat to dissolve the (monkfruit) sweetener without letting it settle. Then, bring it to a boil.

  2. Simmer

    Once it boils, reduce the heat to low to keep simmering for 30 minutes (or more depending on the quantity). It should thicken, reduce, and slightly change color. Stir it every 5 to 7 minutes to keep it from sticking to the bottom.Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

  3. Remove from Heat.

    Be sure to remove your condensed milk from the stove and transfer it into a heat-proof jar as soon as it finishes cooking. Then allow cooling.Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

  4. Cool and Store

    You must let this cool before you store it. It thickens up even more after it cools. An airtight mason jar makes a perfect container for storing. Or better still, use (2-tablespoon) individual containers, which is ideal if you wish to freeze them.Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

Dairy-Free + Sugar-Free Condensed Milk Uses

Use this healthy vegan sweetened sugar-free condensed milk for your coffee, pumpkin lattes, or any recipe that calls for condensed milk.

Storage Tips:

Refrigerator: after this cools, you will want to put it in a mason jar or another airtight container. Put it in your fridge, and it should keep for 2 weeks up to 3 weeks. 

Freezer: you can surely store your leftover condensed milk in the freezer for up to 3 months. However, I suggest placing them into small, individual freezer-friendly containers. I typically put them in 2-tablespoon containers, which is the serving size.

Make sure to bring frozen sweet condensed milk to room temperature before using it. And do not heat them in the microwave in other to defrost them. 

Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

Recipe Notes/Tips for the Perfect Vegan Sugar-free Condensed Milk

  1. Make sure to use full-fat coconut milk.
  2. Slow and low. This needs to cook slowly and at a low temperature, so it thickens up without burning on the bottom.
  3. Don’t let the monkfruit sweetener to settle after adding it. You want to keep stirring to have it fully incorporated.
  4. Don’t want it sweet? You don’t have to add any sweetener if you just need condensed milk rather than sweetened condensed milk. 
  5. If you don’t care about using a non-sugar sweetener, use any sweetener of your choice! Regular white cane sugar would work perfect.
Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

FAQs

Do you have more questions about making healthy condensed milk? Find the answers to this recipe here!

What can I use when I need a substitute for sweetened condensed milk in a recipe? 

Evaporated milk is often suggested as a substitute for sweetened condensed milk, even though it isn’t sweet. The problem with this is that it isn’t vegan. If you want to make a vegan latte or dessert, this recipe helps you create condensed milk that is completely dairy-free. 

Is condensed coconut milk good for you? 

Yes, condensed coconut milk is a healthy choice. It is lactose-free, gluten-free, and entirely plant-based. And there are tons of ways to use it too! Even for those that eat dairy, it’s a wonderful way to get all the flavor you need in a healthier way.

Can I use condensed coconut milk rather than condensed milk in my recipe?

Absolutely! You can use condensed coconut milk to replace condensed milk in any recipe—ditto for the sweetened versions. You will use it as a 1:1 ratio to replace condensed milk in any recipe.

What is vegan condensed milk made of?

This vegan condensed milk is made from full-fat coconut milk, monkfruit, and vanilla extract. You can use any other sweetener if you do not care about sugar-free sweetener.

What is the Serving Size for homemade Condensed Milk?

For the most part, the serving size of homemade dairy-free sweet condensed milk is one tablespoon. However, feel free to sweeten your beverage to your taste.

Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

Variations/Substitutions

  • Use any sweetener you prefer if you do not have monk fruit sweetener.
  • You can also use this to help you make dairy-free ice cream. That would be perfect on top of your vegan holiday pies.
  • Replace those artificially flavored creamers for your coffee with this stuff. Or make an indulgent iced tea, all without dairy!
  • Once you get the hang of making this recipe, you could even impart other flavors to it, like cinnamon. Then it would be amazing to drizzle on top of muffins, cakes, cookies, and more!
Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

How to Make Dairy-free Condensed Coconut Milk

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Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

How to Make Vegan Sugar-Free Condensed Milk

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk; about 13.5 oz (Full fat)
  • ¼ cup Monkfruit sweetener (non-calorie sweetener) or use any sweetener of choice if you do not care about keeping this recipe keto/sugar-free!
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract 

Instructions

  1. Heat. In a pan on your stovetop, add the coconut milk, monkfruit sweetener, and vanilla extract (if using it), and combine. Stir and keep it on medium-low heat to dissolve the (monkfruit) sweetener without letting it settle. Then, bring it to a boil.  
  2. Simmer. Once it boils, reduces the heat to low to keep simmering for 30 minutes. It should thicken, reduce, and slightly change color. Stir it every 5 to 7 minutes to keep it from sticking to the bottom. Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious! 
  3. Remove from Heat. Be sure to remove your condensed milk from the stove and transfer it into a heat-proof jar as soon as it finishes cooking. Then allow cooling. Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious! 
  4. Cool and Store. You must let this cool before you store it. It thickens up even more after it cools. An airtight mason jar makes a perfect container for storing. Or better still, use (2-tablespoon) individual containers, which is ideal if you wish to freeze them. Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious! 

Notes

Make sure to use full-fat coconut milk.

Slow and low. This needs to cook slowly and at a low temperature, so it thickens up without burning on the bottom.

Don’t let the monkfruit sweetener settle after adding it. You want to keep stirring to have it fully incorporated.

Don’t want it sweet? You don’t have to add any sweetener if you just need condensed milk rather than sweetened condensed milk. 

If you don’t care about using a non-sugar sweetener, use any sweetener of your choice! 

For the most part, the serving size of this homemade sweet condensed milk is one tablespoon. However, feel free to sweeten your beverage to your taste.

Keywords: Condensed milk, vegan milk, plan-based milk, healthy milk,

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Healthy, vegan sugar-free condensed milk requires only two ingredients and is super easy to make! You will need coconut milk and monk fruit to make this simple condensed coconut milk recipe, and you can easily swap it for any recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk. The healthy vegan sugar-free condensed coconut milk is dairy-free, gluten-free, whole-30, keto, and downright delicious!

This simple vegan sugar-free coconut condensed milk surely makes it easy to make desserts without leaving anyone out.

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