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Vegan Condensed Milk Caramel In The Middle Of A Caramel Slice

Vegan Condensed Milk Caramel

Dairy-free alternative caramel recipe for using in desserts.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword dairy free condensed milk caramel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Calories 260 kcal


  • 640 g Vegan sweetened condensed milk (I used Carnation's)
  • 120 g Vegan margarine
  • 100 g Soft brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large non-stick pot and set the heat to low. Stir occasionally with a rubber spatula, until the margarine has melted and all of the ingredients are combined.

  2. Turn the heat up to high and stir continuously until it reaches 118°C on a jam/candy thermometer. You'll know it's ready when it starts to slightly thicken and pull away from the edges of the pot.

  3. Remove the caramel from the heat and let it sit for a minute or so until the bubbling stops. Use it immediately for caramel shortbread or any other dessert you like.

Recipe Notes

  • The caramel will set quickly so I recommend using it immediately. 
  • This caramel is chewy like this inside of a Twix bar. If you want a softer, more malleable caramel, heat it to 114°C instead.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Condensed Milk Caramel
Amount Per Serving (1 /12th)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Sodium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 1g2%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.