Stop whatever it is that you are doing right now (probably reading this blog) and go get some coconut milk- the full fat stuff.
I’ll wait here for you.
“… the girl from ipanema…”
Got it? Good. You need to make this recipe.
Vegan, carnivore- it doesn’t matter. This coconut condensed milk is all the condensed milk you’ll ever need from here on in. Coconutty, thick and syrupy, this condensed milk can do everything your dairy condensed milk can do- only better.
Coffee, baking, dulce de leche… everything. It’s got you covered.
This tastes like the inside of a Bounty bar in liquid form. I’m drooling even thinking about it.
It’s so good that even Ben, the self confessed non sweet eater, was eating this straight from the jar with a spoon. How’s the for a testimonial?
But you don’t have to take my word for it…
*Update: I made this recipe again but this time used canned coconut milk that happened to have emulsifiers and thickeners in it, DON’T DO IT! The mixture turned out clumpy and gooey and tasting a bit like mushrooms. Not exactly what you want in a condensed milk. So, make sure that your canned coconut milk is coconut milk only (guar gum doesn’t seem to have an effect on the final product, so don’t worry if this ingredient is listed). The original recipe was made using Aroy-D brand of coconut milk*
- 1 can (14 oz) of coconut milk, full fat
- ⅓ cup (67g) of sugar (I used brown sugar for extra depth of flavour)
- Pinch of salt
- Pour all of the ingredients into a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring regularly.
- Once at a boil, reduce to low heat.
- Continue to stir regularly to avoid burning.
- Allow to simmer for about 30 minutes until thick and syrupy.
- Pour into a container and allow to cool before using.
- Makes between 10-12 oz.
BEN’S VERDICT (AKA A MEATEATER RESPONDS):
HALLELUJAH! Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Long long ago, in ancient Greece, gods lived on Mount Olympus. Mostly they did god-like things; sleeping with each other, sleeping with mortals, fighting with each other and turning people into animals or stars or whatever. When they weren’t doing this, they were eating god food. They called it ambrosia. Legend had it that anyone who ate it became immortal.
Jen just spooned a mouthful of this condensed milk into my mouth.
I cannot actually describe what it tasted like, but I have just shot a thunderbolt, flapped around in winged sandals and killed a Cyclops.
I highly suggest that you e-read the first line of this post and do exactly what it says. You may develop x-ray vision.