Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk/Dulce de Leche

Okay, this cannot really be considered 'healthy' given the fat and calorie content, but it is vegan, and does not contain any refined sugar.  Oh, and it is beyond amazingly and ridiculously delicious, which makes it worth the occasional splurge.  Coconut sugar has such a caramel-y taste, that this actually tastes more like dulce de leche than plain sweetened condensed milk.  But that's not a bad thing in my book.

If you refrigerate it, it will harden into a fudge-like consistency...which can be a good thing!  If you want it spreadable, you have to keep it at room temperature and you might want to use 1 cup boiling water.  If you want it pourable, you will want to add additional boiling water until you get the desired consistency (about 2 cups).

The potential uses for this are endless: coffee drinks, candy, chocolates, frostings, squares, etc.

Vegan Sweetened Condensed Milk/Dulce de Leche

1 cup coconut milk powder
2/3 cup coconut sugar
3 tbls creamed coconut*
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup (or more) boiling water

Place coconut milk powder and sugar in blender and blend until sugar is a fine powder.  Add remaining ingredients to blender and puree until silky smooth.  Pour into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and keep at room temperature.

*Creamed coconut is the stuff you get in a block like this:

This recipe has been entered into Vegetarian Mamma's Gluten-Free Friday, Diet, Dessert & Dogs' Wellness Weekend, and the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop.