Best Homemade Condensed Milk Recipe


Servings 1
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 3
Difficulty Easy

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3.1 based on 16 ratings.


  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract optional
  • 2/3 cups Sugar

Nutrition Information

Qty per
503g serve
Qty per
Energy 197.55kcalcal 39.296142533106kcalcal
Protein 17.5gg 3.4810554003005gg
Fat (total) 1.22gg 0.24267929076381gg
 - saturated 0.8gg 0.15913396115659gg
Carbohydrate 28.8gg 5.7288226016374gg
 - sugars 28.79gg 5.7268334271229gg
Dietary Fibre 0gg 0gg
Sodium 259.74mgmg 51.666818838517mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Vanilla extract

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Do you love baking, but hate having to buy all those weird ingredients that you only use once and then have to find a place to store? Well, today I’ve got a recipe for homemade condensed milk that will solve all your problems! This stuff is so easy to make, and it’s a great way to use up any extra milk that you might have.

Plus, it makes your baked goods really delicious!

So give this homemade condensed milk recipe a try and let me know what you think.

At last, make condensed milk at home, it is, of course, the 6th food group!

Most people know that we love condensed milk around here, so it’s no surprise that this recipe appealed to us so much.

In our eyes condensed milk is the food of the gods, so do yourself a favour and make it yourself at home.


  1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan add the milk and sugar.

  2. Heat on a very low heat until the sugar is dissolved, being careful not to allow the mixture to simmer.

  3. Once all of the sugar has dissolved, increase the heat to low/medium and bring to a simmer. Don't stir once the simmering starts.

  4. Continue to simmer, without stirring, for between 35-40 minutes. During this time the milk will darken, become thick and reduce by about half. There may be some foam on the top of the mixture, so skim this off with a spoon.

  5. Once the mixture has reduced by half as is thickened, pour it into another container to cool. At this point, if you're using it, add the vanilla extract. Only put a lid on once the mixture has cooled completely.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Homemade Condensed Milk can be stored for two weeks if sealed in a container in the fridge.
Homemade Condensed Milk | Stay at Home Mum

Making your homemade condensed milk is both easy and delicious! All you need is a can of full-fat milk, some sugar, and a little patience.

Start by slowly heating the milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan until it comes to a simmer. Then, add sugar to taste and continue to cook over low heat until the mixture has thickened and reduced by about half.

Homemade Condensed Milk | Stay at Home Mum

Once it’s reached the desired consistency, pour the condensed milk into a clean jar and allow it to cool completely before sealing with a lid. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks and enjoy all your favourite recipes!

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