Food giant Nestlé is launching a vegan version of condensed milk! The ingredient, often used in baking, has been certified by the Vegan Society and is under the Carnation label of the company.

Made from a blend of oat and rice flour, the item will debut in the UK and Ireland in the Fall in various retail stores. The company hopes to appeal to vegan bakers. Other commercially available vegan condensed milks are made from coconut milk. It retails for £2.19 per can, up from £1.70 for the dairy condensed milk.

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“Our new Vegan Condensed Milk Alternative has been in development for 18 months, bringing the plant-based, dairy-free trend straight into the kitchen for home baking,” said Marketing Lead for Dairy Brands UK, Vittoria Simms, “We have seen the desire to bake at home and experiment with new ingredients really boom this year, with a 61% rise in sweet baking in March and April. It has been a challenge for vegans to find suitable alternatives to make dairy or caramel-based sweets treats or desserts, without having to compromise on taste, texture or appearance. Carnation Vegan has a very simple taste with a hint of lightly toasted oats, which makes it very versatile for a wide variety of baking and sweet treats.”

Sales of plant-based products, specifically plant-based meats, have risen during the coronavirus pandemic. Nestlé has made other moves into the vegan and plant-based space with its Stouffer’s and DiGiorno line of plant-based meat products. Here are 15 Shelf-Stable Dairy-Free Milks and Creamers You Need to Check Out  and read about how Plant-Based Milks Do a Body Good!

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