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
- 1/2 gallon nut milk (I used cashew)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
Place a large pot over medium heat. Pour the entire carton of milk in the pot.
Add the coconut sugar to the milk.
Whisk well to combine the sugar and milk.
Reduce to low heat and allow to simmer uncovered for approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes.
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!
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.
Once it’s finished transfer to a glass container to cool and enjoy!