Pareve Substitution for Sweetened Condensed Milk


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Dear Jamie, any idea how to substitute sweetened condensed milk? I am trying to make my own pareve (dairy free) Irish cream.
Shira, Baltimore MD

Mmmm, what a great idea! Shira, when you get this down pat, you’ll have to invite me over. Irish cream, folks, is a cream liqueur that can be served alone or mixed in other drinks. There are numerous recipes for this treat, but they all typically include Irish whiskey, cream, coffee, and sometimes sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk.

Sweetened condensed milk is just evaporated milk with sugar added. There are lots of recipes out there to make your own pareve version. I found 3 really creative recipes that were meant to be used in a 1:1 ratio for sweetened condensed milk in recipes. Go Dairy Free – click here! At least one of them should work well for you, Shira.

And check out this handy-dandy list I put together of other great kosher, pareve and when-you’re-in-a-pinch substitutions.

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