Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

This homemade sweetened condensed milk is so easy with just three ingredients that you can always have on hand. With no cooking required, you will find yourself making sweetened condensed milk time and time again.

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sweetened condensed milk is something that I don’t use that often. I find myself stocking up around Christmas time and then allowing the cans to expire throughout the year. Then when I need it I often pull out the expired can and have to take a last minute trip to the store.
If you are like me, this easy to make homemade sweetened condensed milk recipe is for you! It is so easy to make and takes about 15 minutes total time. I find that the flavor is so much better and fresher than the canned sweetened condensed milk that I prefer to always make my own from now on anyways. 

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Once you make this, you will no longer need those last minute trips to the store!

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Use your homemade sweetened condensed milk to make all your favorite treats like Oreo Fudge, chocolate fudge, and crockpot hot chocolate

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

What is sweetened condensed milk?

Sweetened condensed milk is used in treats and desserts. It is often used in flavored coffees and creamers. 

Sweetened condensed milk is milk that removes most of the water, which then thickens it and adds sugar in to make it nice and sweet. 

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

This recipe for Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk is super easy and quite handy. It contains three ingredients found in most pantries. No cooking needed and it replaces the canned kind from the store!

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Ingredients:

  • ¾ Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Dry Milk
  • ½ Cup Hot Water

How to Make Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • Combine all three ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Whisk until no clumps remain and ingredients have dissolved.
  • Allow to rest and thicken for about 10 minutes.
  • Use immediately or store in a sealed container in the fridge.
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Don’t worry if your sweetened condensed milk is not as thick as you think it should be once you are done making it. As it cools and rests it will thicken. 
  • You can use whole dry milk or 2% dry milk for this recipe. 
  • You want to make sure that your water is very hot so that it will dissolve the sugar and dry milk. If your milk is not hot enough you may taste some of the grittiness and have clumps. 
  • This recipe makes 14 ounces. This is one can of sweetened condensed milk that you would buy at the store. 
  • You can double the recipe if you prefer.
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Storage

Store your sweetened condensed milk in a sealed container in the fridge. This will keep for 4-6 days. 

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

This recipe for Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk is super easy and quite handy. It contains three ingredients found in most pantries. No cooking needed and it replaces the canned kind from the store!

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Dry Milk
  • ½ Cup Hot Water

Instructions

  1. Combine all three ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk until no clumps remain and ingredients have dissolved.
  3. Allow to rest and thicken for about 10 minutes.
  4. Use immediately or store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Notes

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Rest Time: 10 Minutes

Yield: About 14 Ounces

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