Dulce de leche is usually made from sweetened condensed milk, water and a lot of time. This recipe for vegan dulce de leche is not so different. All you need is a nut milk, some coconut sugar and well, a lot of time, but it’ll be worth the wait. Dulce de leche is no longer just for the dairy eaters, but the plant eaters too.

 

Vegan Dulce de Leche

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 hours and 20 minutes
  • Total Time:5 hours and 25 minutes
  • Servings:12
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon nut milk (I used cashew)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
Photo by Christina Millan
Photo by Christina Millan
  • Step 1

    Place a large pot over medium heat. Pour the entire carton of milk in the pot.

    Photo by Christina Millan
    Photo by Christina Millan
  • Step 2

    Add the coconut sugar to the milk.

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    Photo by Christina Millan
  • Step 3

    Whisk well to combine the sugar and milk.

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    GIF by Christina Millan on giphy.com
  • Step 4

    Reduce to low heat and allow to simmer uncovered for approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes.

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    Photo by Christina Millan
  • Step 5

    Whisk every 30 minutes to make sure that the mixture is reducing. You will start to notice a film develop on top and reduction after 30 minutes, that means it’s working!

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    Photo by Christina Millan
  • Step 6

    The mixture will have reduced to approximately 6 ounces and will begin to have a thick brown consistency after five hours; for the final 20 minutes, keep a close eye so that it doesn’t burn.

    Photo by Christina Millan
    Photo by Christina Millan
  • Step 7

    Once it’s finished transfer to a glass container to cool and enjoy!

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