My husbands birthday was last week and I decided to make something we normally wouldn’t eat. Although I did try and make it as nutrient dense as possible, making it gluten and dairy free, but it was definitely loaded with sugar. Oh well, birthdays only come once a year!
The recipe, which I have included at the bottom of this post, needed to have sweetened condensed milk. Since I wanted it to be dairy free, I decided to make my own and it turned out amazing! It turned out being creamy, thick, and rich, and absolutely recipe worthy! This would be great to keep around for those sweet treats that call for the processed, dairy filled kind.
Sweetened Condensed “Milk”
(Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut sugar
Pour the coconut milk and sugar into a small sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat until boiling, about 5 minutes. Watch the pot closely as it can boil over! Consistently whisk mixture to prevent burning. Reduce the heat, bringing the coconut milk mixture to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half. Remove from the heat, and allow to cool completely before using in recipes.
Better Than Anything Cake
(Dairy Free, Gluten Free)
1 package of Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix
(Look at the package of cake mix to see what ingredients it needs to bake the cake according to the directions)
One batch of sweetened condensed coconut milk
2 dairy free chocolate candy bars. I used Theo
1 tub of dairy free coco whip
Dairy Free Caramel Ice Cream Topping
Mix and bake your cake according to directions. Let cake cool for 10 minutes and then poke holes all over the cake. Drizzle the sweetened condensed coconut milk into the holes that you poked in the cake and all over the top of the cake. Then, take your caramel topping and drizzle that on top of the cake too. Put your cake in the fridge until its cool. Now that your cake is cool, take your thawed coco whip and spread it on top of the cake. Then take your crushed up chocolate bars and spread them all over the top of the cake. Lastly, take your caramel and drizzle a little bit more over the whole top of the cake. Put in fridge for at least 2 hours to meld all the flavors together and completely chill. Thats it! Indulge!