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The recipe for this Amaretto White Cream Liqueur was (once again) borne out of pure selfishness! I wanted to be able to enjoy a cream liqueur like the Disaronno Velvet too. So I did what any needy dairy intolerant person would do, and made my own recipe.
But wait for the bonus – only 4 ingredients are needed to make a litre of Amaretto White Cream Liqueur (5 if you’re making your own vegan condensed milk).
A bottle of Disaronno Velvet costs £16.00rrp. My Amaretto White Cream Liqueur costs £5.75 for a litre if you make your own condensed milk and no more than £8.00 per litre if you buy ready made condensed milk*.
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Is Amaretto White Cream Liqueur dairy free?
This recipe is dairy free as I’ve stated but the shop version has milk in it (not cream as you may expect, just milk). As far as I can tell with the research I have done there are no other Amaretto style cream liqueurs on the market, certainly not in her UK.
Does this taste like Disaronno Velvet?
Good question, obviously I have not been able to try Disaronno Velvet myself as it contains milk so I can’t comment on the flavour. It is however naturally gluten free. Ocado describe its flavour below;
Disaronno Velvet is a distinctly smooth light creamy liqueur that seduces your senses with toasted almonds, apricot, vanilla and a hint of toffee.Ocado
How would I describe the flavour of my Amaretto White Cream Liqueur? It is an intense creamy flavour with almond and marzipan flavours not unlike Bakewell Tart!
How to make vegan condensed milk
If you can be bothered I would strongly recommend making your own vegan condensed milk. There are a couple of reasons as to why. First, it’s way cheaper to make your own with a 90p tin of coconut milk (65%+ coconut extract) and some caster sugar. Second, it adds to the sense of accomplishment. Third, once you know how to make your own (it’s ridiculously easy) you will open up the door to so many more recipes.
Dairy Free and Vegan Condensed Milk Recipe
Dairy Free Cream Liqueur recipes
You may have sensed my love of cream liqueurs in the opening paragraph. I hold my hands up when I say I am a Bailey’s addict. Scrap that, addict is a strong word, I enjoy a glass or three during the festive season.
But, as more and more cream liqueurs come out on the market, I find myself experiencing cream liqueur FOMO (fear of missing out for those who don’t know). As producers keep them coming, I’ll keep trying to recreate them with my personal homemade dairy free and vegan recipes.
Speaking of recipes, here are a few I prepared earlier;
I have an account with The Vegan Kind and do most of my dairy free and vegan shopping when it comes to stocking up for ingredients. Buying in bulk is cheaper and you get points for purchases too. If you use the link I get a few pennies as I am now an affiliate for TVK. They also have heaps of gluten free products too so well worth a look if you and your family have complex dietary needs.
Are spirits safe for coeliacs?
This comes up a lot on social media and in forums. I thought I’d use the opportunity to quote Coeliac UK to clarify the do’s and don’ts of Spirits.
Are Spirits Gluten Free?
Enjoy your dairy free liqueurs with these festive treats
Amaretto White Cream Liqueur Recipe
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Vegan Amaretto White Cream Liqueur
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For the vegan condensed milk (makes 250g)
- 1 400ml tin tin coconut milk needs to be 60% or over in coconut extract needs to be 65% or over in coconut extract
- 150 g Caster Sugar
- 200 ml almond liqueur or a supermarket Amaretto
- 250 ml dairy free milk
- 250 ml soya cream or usual dairy free alternative
To make the condensed 'milk'
- Tip the contents of the tinned coconut milk into a large saucepan.
- Add the 150g caster sugar and stir to combine, the liquid may appear lumpy unless you buy the creamed milk version, don't worry if it is lumpy.
- Turn the hob onto full heat and stir until all the coconut lumps have melted, then leave to boil for 20 minutes.
- Stir occasionally as the liquid reduces. You want to keep the liquid at a rapid/rolling boil stage (bubbles rolling into the centre of the pan from the edges)
- Remove the pan from the heat after 20 minutes, pour into a jug and set on a window sill to cool.
To make the Amaretto White Cream Liqueur
- Measure out the 'cream' and 'milk' into a blender.
- Add the cooled condensed ‘milk’ and blend.
- Finally pour in the measured Disaronno and give the liqueur a final blend.
- Pour into a 1ltr container (you may have a bonus 50ml just for you to celebrate your successful alchemy) Pop in the fridge and serve over ice when cooled.
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