Condensed Milk

Yes, you really can make a dairy-free version of this and it is just as tempting to stick your finger into as the tins of the real thing! The only slight drawback is that this is not a quick thing to make and you do have to stay with it at all times. However, it isn’t something you would want to use every day. It’s just nice at Christmas to be able to make sticky sweets and nibbles for the tea table. If the sugar content seems alarming, think about the real thing: ingredients whole fat milk and sugar? Need I say more? After all, it isn’t for consuming in huge quantities on a regular basis, just for a treat on a special occasion.

For this recipe you will need a medium sized heavy-bottomed saucepan which is not non-stick and a spiral/ balloon whisk.

Recipe: Dairy-Free “Condensed Milk”

Summary: A dairy-free version of condensed milk, useful for making stcky sweets and nibbles



  1. Pour the Soya Dream into a medium sized heavy-bottomed saucepan, which is not non-stick, and add the spread and syrup.
  2. Heat gently, stirring constantly with a spiral/balloon whisk.
  3. Bring the mixture to a steady simmer and keep it there for 40 minutes. You really must keep all of the liquid moving at all times to stop it sticking and burning. At first it will froth slightly, but don’t worry as this will disappear during the process. Gradually the milk will thicken until it resembles custard and darken to a pale gold colour. It will also bubble up from the bottom as it cooks so do watch out as when these burst they can occasionally splash and the mixture has a lot of sugar in it, so it is very hot.

Quick Notes

  • Allow to cool before using in cooking as it “shrinks” on cooling and using it hot will distort your measurements.
  • You can keep “condensed milk” in the fridge in a clean, sterilized jam jar with a screw-top lid. Enjoy!
  • Try using this to make chocolate fingers!

Cooking time (duration): 45

Diet type: dairy free and vegan

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