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I am a chocolate lover and recently figured out I have to completely remove milk from my diet (due to problems with casein). I figured I can make my own milkless milk chocolate from dark chocolate by adding soy milk and... thickening it all the way back to solid form.

Now the problem is normally the way I'd approach it would be adding parts of liquid milk and parts of powdered milk to end up with good enough consistency for a chocolate block.

But I can't use powdered milk for the same reason I can't use liquid milk. I realize there are vegan alternatives to powdered milk like soy powder or coconut powder but those are really hard and expensive to get in Poland.

What can I use or do to create my own milk chocolate from dark chocolate with easily purchasable ingredients?

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    I'd experiment with a mix of coconut milk powder and coconut oil. It won't be milk chocolate but it might be nice, and might just set hard enough. Both are available on amazon if nowhere else, and the coconut milk pwder in particular can easily be used up in curries etc. if it doesn't work out (it might end up gritty). Guesswork/experiment suggestion hence only a comment.
    – Chris H
    Commented Jun 19, 2018 at 15:42
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    @chrisH It won't be anything like milk chocolate, it would be Eiskonfekt.
    – rumtscho
    Commented Jun 19, 2018 at 17:32
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    @rumtscho, a pleasant, chocolaty food by the sound of things. I'd probably go for a higher proportion of chocolate than in Eiskonfekt, and some coconut other than just the oil, but I tend towards substitutions that make something good, rather than a poor imitation.
    – Chris H
    Commented Jun 19, 2018 at 18:57

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Milk chocolate is made with powdered milk; adding a liquid will make it break or it'll be unable to set. If you add something with enough fat to keep it from breaking, like coconut milk, you'll end up with a delicious chocolate ganache, but it won't set like a chocolate bar. I would instead look for a vegan milk chocolate; some companies are making them with coconut milk solids. You may have to order them online.

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Another option for you would be goat's milk powder or sheep's milk powder. These contain A2 beta casein, rather than the A1 beta casein in cow's milk. I believe that it's the A1 beta casein that a lot of people have problems with. However, these powders are still quite difficult to get hold of.

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