How To MakeUnsweetened Condensed Milk
As I started creating fall Keto Recipes, I realized I was going to need to figure out how to make unsweetened condensed milk.
My best results so far have been using full fat coconut milk. Coconut milk has a slightly sweet flavor in and of itself so the additional sweetener here is optional.
There are keto recipes to follow in the coming weeks that feature this easy-to-make unsweetened condensed milk.
Keep reading for a few ingredient notes!
88% Fat ~ 3% Net Carb ~ 3% Protein
Wondering how to make your own unsweetened condensed milk? Using coconut milk is a quick & easy method to create a rich, naturally sweet unsweetened condensed milk that will be featured in many keto recipes to come over the coming months! Did I mention this is dairy free!!?
- 1 Can Full Fat Coconut Milk (13.66 ounce)
In a small saucepan combine coconut milk and optional Bocha Sweet and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Reduce the heat so that the mixture is lightly simmering.
Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the milk has reduced to approximately one-third of its original amount. You’ll notice that it’s much thicker when it’s finished. This takes 20-30 minutes.
The mixture will thicken even more as it cools. Allow it to cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge or use immediately in a recipe such as Keto Hot Fudge Sauce!
This makes 4-6 ounces of finished unsweetened condensed milk.
If you plan to do a lot of baking, you can make a large batch and store it in the fridge for a few weeks!
Nutrition information is for one full batch using Unsweetened Coconut Milk by Thai Kitchen
The Perfect Dairy Free Unsweetened Condensed Milk
This recipe for unsweetened condensed milk requires only a single ingredient.
Make sure you do NOT grab the “light” version of coconut milk. Follow the links on this page so you know exactly what you're shopping for when you head to your local grocer.
You want to select a canned full fat coconut milk without any added sugar. Read the ingredients to make sure no additional sugar or sweetener has been added.
I have used a few different brands to make this and they all turned out great.
Comment and let me know how yours turns out below!
I have so many ideas for using this unsweetened condensed milk in keto recipes for the fall and holiday season!
What Substitutions Will Work?
Keto Sweetener Substitutions
If you haven't already tried Bocha Sweet, I highly recommend you do.
It's a superfood alternative sweetener made from a Japanese pumpkin called the Kabocha pumpkin.
What is your favorite Keto Sweetener? Comment below and let me know!
Get The Ingredients Used In Dairy Free Unsweetened Condensed Milk!
- Coconut Milk by Thai Kitchen
- Bocha Sweet
- Pure Vanilla Extract by Nielsen-Massey
- Induction Cooktop
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How To Make Dairy Free Unsweetened Condensed Milk
Homemade Unsweetened Condensed Coconut Milk (Dairy Free)
- 1 can (13.66 ounce) full fat coconut milk
OPTIONAL: (add at the end)
In a small saucepan combine coconut milk and Bocha Sweet and bring to a boil over medium heat.Stir occasionally. Reduce the heat so that the mixture is lightly simmering. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the milk has reduced to approximately one-third of its original amount. You’ll notice that it’s much thicker when it’s finished.
The mixture will thicken even more as it cools. Allow it to cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge or use immediately in a recipe!
Tara is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in whole body health & wellness through holistic principles. Her passion is creating low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly recipes and helping others learn the whole-body benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.
When she isn't creating recipes in the kitchen, you can find her hanging with her kids, immersed in a good book, traveling with her husband, attending various educational conferences or just relaxing with her four cats!