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All You Need Is Condensed Milk To Sweeten Up Overnight Oats
By Allison Lindsey
Oats have an inherently neutral flavor, but if you like your overnight oats on the sweeter side, a dash of sweetened condensed is an easy way to give it a dulcet twist.
Sweetened condensed milk is a thick, creamy, concentrated milk made by simmering milk to reduce its water content and then adding sugar to give it its signature sweetness.
You only need a small amount of sweetened condensed milk to transform the flavor and texture of your overnight oats into a velvety, rich, and decadent treat.
Regular sweetened condensed milk is the quintessential dessert-style condensed milk. It's widely and frequently used to impart a milky, candied twist to desserts and beverages.
Dairy-free sweetened condensed milk might be a bit harder to find, but it's a great vegan alternative that can be made with oats, almonds, and even rice flour.
Evaporated milk is also made by removing liquid from regular milk, but it's typically unsweetened, so it's a good option to add richness to overnight oats without the extra sugar.