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2 Ingredient Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk

If you need a super easy dairy-free or vegan sweetened condensed milk recipe, I have the perfect one for you! This recipe calls for only 2 ingredients.

Vegan sweetened condensed milk in a storage jar.

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Your favorite holiday or dessert recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk…but you don’t eat dairy! What can you use?

Vegan sweetened condensed milk, of course.

Store-bought vegan sweetened condensed milk can be hard to come by (I usually buy it on Amazon.) Thankfully, it’s pretty simple to make at home with a couple of basic ingredients and some simmering on the stove.

A can of full-fat coconut milk and sugar.


You only need 2 ingredients to make this sweetened condensed coconut milk.

  • Coconut milk: Full-fat coconut milk in the can (this is typically found in the “International” aisle in the grocery store.) You need the higher fat content to produce a creamy and thick condensed milk, so don’t use lite coconut milk or the kind that comes in a carton.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar. Keep in mind that organic sugar is not perfectly white because of the difference in processing, so expect an off-white end result.

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Simmering in a pot.


The method is super basic: bring the coconut milk and sugar to a boil, then let simmer for 40-45 minutes (or until the milk has reduced by about half.) It will have a consistency just like traditional sweetened condensed milk once it is cooled to room temperature.

Coconut milk in a carton will not work for this recipe – full-fat canned coconut milk is essential to getting that perfectly sticky sweet texture and consistency.

A full jar of the condensed coconut milk.

Recipes that use vegan sweetened condensed milk:

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Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk

Karissa Besaw
Make your own vegan sweetened condensed milk at home using coconut milk!
4.78 from 85 votes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 3
Calories 339 kcal



  • In a pot on medium heat, bring the coconut milk and the sugar to a boil. Keep a close eye on it so it doesn't boil over.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 40-45 minutes (until liquid is reduced by about half.)
  • Stir or whisk every 5 minutes or so.
  • Remove from heat and let cool (it will get even thicker as it cools.)
  • Store in fridge for up to 10 days.



Light coconut milk or coconut milk in a carton will not work for this recipe.
This recipe makes about 3/4 cups of sweetened condensed coconut milk.


Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 283mgSugar: 22gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 4mg
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