Milk Substitute

What is the best way to replace milk, condensed milk, or sweetened condensed milk in recipes?



beyondcelery November 2, 2012
I've used the vegan coconut cajeta in hardlikearmour's recipe here, in place of sweetened condensed milk: It works incredibly well and adds a delightful flavor!
Anitalectric November 2, 2012
I like this recipe:
from the book Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero. It's just coconut milk + brown sugar. The coconut bar recipe it's used for is also super tasty!
ChefJune October 24, 2012
I use "Original" flavor Rice Milk. It works well as a sub for milk. It's a bit thin for condensed milk.
SeaJambon October 24, 2012
There are a number of good, non-dairy, milk alternatives. I agree that -- unless a little added vanilla flavor is desirable in your recipe -- unflavored is going to be the best. Personally, of the choices, I prefer coconut because it is by far the richest both in texture and color (plain rice milk seems only marginally better than water...). I understand that almond milk is also a good substitute, but avoid as we have a nut allergy in the family.
Marian B. October 24, 2012
I also sub soy or almond milk for regular milk in baking, but usually make sure to buy unsweetened varieties. If you're using sweetened non-dairy milk (check the label!), you may want to cut down on your sugar.

Here's an article on making non-dairy condensed milk:
Monita October 24, 2012
I use vanilla soy milk when I want to substitute regular milk in a recipe. It works really well for baking
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