Easy Paleo Condensed Milk with coconut or any dairy-free milk substitute. 2 ingredients and sweetened with dates. Healthiest Paleo Condensed Milk for iced coffee or anything you like ! Makes about 1.25 cup (20 tbsp) dairy-free condensed milk. Best finish in 1 week.
Use your hands to open and roughly break the pitted dates in half. Toss them in a small work bowl (4-cup mini food processor) until they are in small fruit chunks. You might need to scrape the bowl and pulse a few times. Alternatively dice them into small bites.
Add the dates to a medium size saucepan with 14 oz. canned light coconut milk. Bring it to a gentle boil, stir-often. Pay attention to the stovetop temperature. After it reaches a gentle boil, lower the heat and slow simmer the milk liquid and stir with a wooden spoon frequently to prevent it from spilling until the milk is evaporated almost by ⅓ of the original quantity (about 15-20 mins).
Strain the milk and dates through a sieve into a heatproof glass jar and discard any fruit chunks. Allow the milk to cool before storing it in the fridge. Stir with a spoon before using. The milk will be runny at first but will thicken as it chills. To make it runny, simply heat it up. Best finish in 1 week.
Select pitted dates that are soft to the touch when you gently squeeze them. If the dates have drier texture, soak them with 3/4 cup hot water first until they are pump and become softer (about 10 mins).
If use dairy-free milk from a carton (I.e. drinkable beverage that’s less dense than canned milk), extend your cook time until the milk quantity is reduced by half. You can use a saucepan or even a stainless steel skillet that has wide/large surface to help the liquid evaporate quicker. Bring the milk to a gentle boil then slow simmer for about 25-30 minutes. Stir-frequently to prevent it from spilling.