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Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

This Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe makes a delicious, made from scratch version of sweetened condensed milk that you can use in coffee, baking, ice cream and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweetened condensed milk
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 2 cups whole milk dairy, almond, cashew, oat, etc.
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated or cane, honey, or maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk together milk and sweetener in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisking often, bring to a low simmer. Continue to simmer, whisking often, until milk has reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Once reduced, remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Allow to cool completely and store in a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Makes 1 1/4 cups.
Nutrition calculations are based on using whole dairy milk and granulated sugar. 
To make sugar-free:
Use your favorite heat-safe sugar substitute in the appropriate amounts for the recipe. 


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3.4g