Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sweetened Condensed milk is easy to make at home. I find this recipe to work well when you bake with sweetened condensed milk.

Save money when you use homemade sweetened condensed milk.

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Many recipes include Sweetened Condensed milk, one reason I don’t always like to buy this is that it is expensive. Sure, you can find it on sale during the holidays, everything is on sale during the holidays. Last time I picked some up, I was in Whole Foods, and it cost nearly 4 dollars a can. So I find it slightly prohibitive to buy. Guess what, you can make it from scratch.

What makes this such a special ingredient to use in recipes? Sweetened Condensed Milk is milk that has some of the liquid removed through evaporation, but unlike plain evaporated milk, a sweetener is added to this ingredient. Why would you want to make this at home? If you like going organic, you can use organic sugar and organic powdered milk. Some people just love knowing what is in their food.

This recipe has three basic ingredients, powdered milk, sugar, water, and butter. The butter helps to give this milk a rich thickness and adds back some fat to the milk. I think you will really be happy with the flavor of this.

Want to make Sweetened condensed milk?  The main ingredients are powdered milk, softened butter, and sugar.

I like using this homemade substitution for baking. So any recipe that you use the sweetened condensed milk I like to use this homemade version. For recipes such as no-bake desserts, I like to use the canned variety. Here I feel that the canned version works a little better, the taste is also slightly different. It seems to hold up a bit better than recipes where the milk is baked, during baking protein structures is changed, so I feel the end product is the same.

I hope you give this recipe a try in your next baking adventures, here are a few recipes you might like to try.

Hello Dolly or Seven Layer Bar Cookies
Brownie Gooey Bars
Almond Joy Cookies
Peanut Butter Balls

Save money when you make homemade sweetened condensed milk at home.

Yield: 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.

Save money when you use homemade sweetened condensed milk.

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Save money when you make your own homemade sweetened condensed milk from scratch.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Sweetened Condensed milk
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 1215kcal


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup powdered milk plus 2 tablespoons


  • Combine all ingredients. Heat to boiling. Cook until thick, this will take 15 to 20 minutes. This equals one can.


Calories: 1215kcal | Carbohydrates: 199g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 1702mg | Sugar: 198g | Vitamin A: 1195IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 1167mg | Iron: 0.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Rebecca Reeves

    I’m going to use this in my recipe for Banana Pudding.
    If it ever snows enough in Houston, I’ll pour some of your condensed milk on a bowl of fresh snow.

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