Make Your Own Evaporated Milk

If you’ve ever tried veganizing a recipe, you may have been stumped on what to use instead of evaporated milk. Using your trusty 1 1/2 quart slow cooker you can make it yourself! I used So Delicious’ unsweetened coconut milk (found in the refrigerated section). If you use a thinner milk, such as rice milk, it may take more time before it cooks down.

Non-Dairy Evaporated Milk (gluten-free)
Use a 1 – 2 quart slow cooker for this one – ( or multiply recipe and use  larger one)

Prep Time: less than 1 minute
Cooking Time: 6 to 8+ hours on high

2 cups non-dairy milk (unsweetened if possible, it will get sweeter as it reduces) – I used So Delicious

You want to reduce the volume by half. If you use a thinner milk to begin with it will take more time. So one way to check is to actually put the milk into a measuring cup about half way.

After 4 hours on high I poured mine in the measuring cup to check and it had reduced to 1 1/2 cups, after 2 more hours it was a little over 1 cup. Being coconut milk the solids were perfect.

I haven’t tested this with any other milk yet, so please let me know if you do. Now go out and veganize some of your childhood favorites, and let me know how it goes!

Comments

  1. This is seriously brilliant. Thanks for posting this. I’ll be sure to try it at some point, probably during the upcoming holidays.

  2. I love, love, love this…. My daughter can’t have dairy, so I will definitely be giving this a try.

    I would also like to invite you to participate in Slow Cooking Saturdays Recipe Swap @ Crock Pot Recipe Exchange. Here I have a few weeks of scheduled themes http://crockpotrecipeexchange.blogspot.com/p/slow-cooking-saturdays.html

    Keep up the GREAT work!

  3. I made this with Vitasoy milk and while it worked, it smelled so bad I had to through the whole batch out. It also turned a funny brown colour, not something you’d be looking for in condensed milk.
    I’m sure it would be much better with a different type of milk and/or brand. I might try again. I normally don’t buy Vitasoy but it was the only one I had on hand at the time.

    • If you used unsweetened vitasoy the ingredients are: Filtered water, organic whole soybeans, organic barley extract, calcium carbonate, Irish moss, natural flavors, salt, zinc oxide, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin A acetate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12.

      I’m not sure if the Irish moss or barley extract created an issue. I used So Delicious Coconut Milk and that one did not smell or turn color. If I can I’ll try it with some soy next week and post the results I get.

  4. Did you leave the cover off or have it on? I happen to have some of that milk handy right now. I’m imagining you could do the same with some added sweetener to get sweetened condensed milk. I have a recipe I’ve been wanting to veganize and de-gluten that would rock with some sweetened condensed coconut milk.

    • I left the lid on most of the time, but I think now I would prop it up on the handle of a wooden spoon to speed the process.

      Please let me know how the sweetened version works out!

  5. I was just bemoaning the loss of my childhood fudge recipe. I will be trying this!

  6. Thank you so much! I am also lactose intolerant. I will have to try this!

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