I love living in Vancouver, the weather is always beautiful, it snows maybe once a year for a day and it’s large enough to have most if not all the vegan cooking ingredients I want. Each trip to a new store brings exciting ideas for my kitchen and sometimes something to add to my Why my mom should move here list. For example my wonderful boyfriend took me to a Whole Foods grocery store the other day to pick up some agave syrup and a few organic veggies. While we were there we saw raw-vegan and singer-sonwriter Bif Naked. I know there are many celebrities in Vancouver and I do encounter them at work but I still thought I should add, chance encounters of celebrities my mom may have enjoyed listening to when she was my age to that list.
Now to the food, condensed coconut milk or any vegan condensed ‘milk’ is not readily available on grocery store shelves, but it is easy to make. You only need 2 ingredients: 1 can of full fat coconut milk and agave syrup. I scaled down the original recipe by Detoxinista found here, since I don’t need or really want large quantities sitting in my fridge. It’s just way too tempting. So here’s my recipe.
Condensed Coconut Milk
1 small can full-fat coconut milk
1/8 cup agave syrup
Pour the coconut milk into a small saucepan, and heat over medium-high heat until boiling.
Stir in agave syrup, whisk until mixed and reduce heat.
Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently until it’s reduced by half.