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Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk

This sweetened condensed coconut milk is a dairy-free, vegan alternative for regular sweetened condensed milk. You only need two ingredients!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweetened condensed coconut milk
Servings: 3 /4 cup


  • 1 13.5 oz canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add coconut milk and sugar. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat and let simmer rapidly for approximately 45 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Keep simmering until the coconut milk mixture reduces by about half and is quite thick - you should end up with about 3/4 cup of liquid. Sometimes it might seem like the mixture is going to boil over. If this happens, remove the pan from the heat until the mixture goes down and reduce the heat before putting the pan back on the stovetop. 
  • Remove from the heat and let cool before using in a recipe or storing for later. For storage, place sweetened condensed milk in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.


  • If you use coconut sugar instead of cane sugar, the sweetened condensed milk will have a darker color.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 9g