Here’s how you can make a delicious, vegan dulce de leche and enjoy it with your favorite desserts! You’ll need just 5 simple ingredients to make this Latin American recipe! Give it a try!
Dulce de leche is a caramel-flavored sauce very popular in Latin American countries. It’s often drizzled on churros, so when I made the vegan churros recipe last week I decided to give it a try.
It is amazing. It tastes just like the original dulce de leche recipe, made with milk the only difference is in how it looks, as mine turned out white rather than caramel-colored, but I actually prefer it this way – looks “milkier”. 🙂
The basic dulce de leche recipe is so simple, all you need is a couple ingredients and patience. You’ll have to simmer the milk and sugar and then stir constantly. The water in the milk will evaporate and it will start to thicken.
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Maybe it was because I didn’t use cow’s milk, or maybe because I used less sugar, but trying the original dulce de leche recipe with just replacing the milk with a veg milk type, didn’t work for me. So I decided to adapt it. I used coconut milk, the canned / full-fat type which is thicker. Then, I also added a tablespoon of tapioca starch/flour to thicken t even more. The result was this perfect vegan dulce de leche which you can see from the photos it has a great texture. 🙂
How can you use this vegan dulce de leche? In so many ways! You can store it in the fridge in a jar for a couple of weeks. I used it for my vegan churros, but there are a bunch of other awesome recipes you can try.
You can use vegan dulce de leche to flavor candies, cakes, cookies, waffles, pancakes and even ice creams! Imagine a dulce de leche ice cream – heavenly!
So here it is, my vegan dulce de leche recipe. Hope you’ll give it a try. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and you can double the quantities to make it in a larger batch and store it in the fridge. Enjoy!
- In a medium pot, combine the coconut milk and sugar.
- Heat the pot over medium heat and whisk until the sugar dissolves.
- Add a pinch of salt and the vanilla extract. Continue to whisk.
- Add tapioca flour/starch, sifted, and whisk to combine.
- Increase the heat until the liquid comes to a boil. Lower the heat afterward.
- Let it boil for 20 minutes on low heat while stirring occasionally.
- Let it cool and serve or store in the fridge.