To oat milk fans, lactose sensitive friends, and all lovers of sweetened condensed milk - this recipe goes out to you! This smooth, thick sweetened condensed oat milk is the perfect addition to your Vietnamese coffee and it's dairy-free!
We've talked about how to make sweetened condensed milk on our blog before and the various ingredients you can substitute to make it with different kinds of milk/sweeteners. This time we're making a special dedication with OAT milk for all of the folks who'd like to enjoy their Vietnamese coffee and other treats with sweetened condensed milk, but are trying to avoid dairy. The base recipe is very simple with only three ingredients: oat milk, sugar, and xanthan gum.
The key ingredient here to making a condensed milk with non-dairy milk is adding the xanthan gum as a thickening agent. Be sure to sift the xanthan gum when adding it to avoid any small clumps of powder in your mixture that will be difficult to break apart and whisk. Once the gum is added you'll notice that the condensed milk graduates from a thin syrup to a thicker consistency. If it still seems a bit runny, just remember that the milk will thicken a bit more as it cools in the fridge.
One of the best parts about making sweetened condensed oat milk at home is that you can customize it to however you like! Opt for your favorite sweetener or a different kind of non dairy milk to your liking. You can also add a few drops of vanilla, ube, or pandan extract to upgrade your flavors!
- ⅔ cup of granulated sugar
- 2 cups of oat milk
- ¼ tsp of xanthan gum
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar and oat milk and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and pour the liquid into a mixing bowl and let cool to room temperature.
- Sift in the xanthan gum and whisk until your condensed milk is thick and smooth.
- Store the sweetened condensed oat milk in a food-safe squeezy bottle or glass jar in the fridge and enjoy!