Homemade Condensed Milk Recipe | How to make Condensed Milk at Home | 3 Ingredients Condensed Milk(Video Recipe)


Homemade Condensed Milk Recipe

Homemade sweetened condensed milk is deliciously rich, creamy, and silky smooth in texture. Perfect to use as an ingredient for many dessert recipes, Indian mithai, eggless baking as well ice creams like mango tutti frutti ice cream too!!

What is Condensed Milk?

As the name suggests condensed milk is thick sweet milk that has been condensed to about 1/3 of its original volume by evaporating the liquid over slow cooking.

I am sharing slow cooking process and traditional method to make condensed milk at home. Depending on how much milk you have it could take from 45 minutes to 50 minutes or more. 

The result is a thick, rich, creamy, delicious sweetened condensed milk you can eat with a spoon. Or use it in any recipe that that calls for condensed milk.

You can even try gajar halwa recipe with condensed milk, mango coconut fudge, no cook rose coconut laddoos, mango coconut laddoos, chocolate fudge

Can I Make Dairy-Free Condensed Milk?

My condensed milk recipe contains milk, however, if you are dairy-free and/or like vegan baking, use coconut milk rather than dairy milk follow the exact same recipe. It is just as easy to make and it tastes great too. 

3 Ingredients Condensed Milk(Video Recipe)


Milk - it's best to use whole milk(full fat). Skimmed milk has too much liquid so it will take longer to evaporate and you won't get thick milk. You can also use coconut milk, almond milk, or oats milk.

Sweetener - I've used white sugar but you can use brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, or even sugar-free alternatives. I have made with condensed milk with brown sugar also, you can also check out this recipe also

Baking Soda 

Why is baking soda used in condensed milk?

Adding baking soda may prevent the protein in the milk from coagulating which gives a smoother consistency. 


Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 minutes
Total Time : 1 hour
Cuisine : Side Dish (baking)
Author : Jolly Makkar

Ingredients : 

Whole Milk(Full fat) - 1 litre

White Raw Sugar - 1 cup

Baking soda - 1/8 teaspoon

Instructions :

1. Place milk in a heavy-bottom pan over medium to low heat and let come to an almost boil. 

2. Turn the heat down to an almost simmer and continue to simmer stirring frequently – almost every 3 to 5 minutes.

3. When the milk has reduced to about half, add the sugar and baking soda continue to simmer on low stirring frequently.

4. Continue to cook the milk on a low simmer until it is reduced to about ⅓ of its original volume.

5. Check the condensed milk is ready or not - by adding a two to three drops in to bowl, check weather it is sticking in your finger or not, if it is then your condensed milk is ready OR if it is not the cook your milk more for 3 to 4 minutes then again test the condensed milk.

6. Remove from heat, let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Sieve the condensed milk for smooth and creamy texture.

7. Then, pour into a clean mason jar or container. Let it cool completely at room temperature then store it in the fridge for up to 1-2 months.

How to make Condensed Milk at Home


1. it is important to keep the heat low and stir frequently, otherwise, the milk will burnt on the bottom giving the condensed milk a burnt smell and taste.

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  1. This homemade condensed milk looks just like what we get in the market, but with this one we know there are no preservatives or artificial colors. Though a laborious recipe, a useful one as very often I don't get condensed milk in the market here.

  2. Looks just like the store brought condensed milk, Jolly. Can use it when in s fix. Great share.

  3. Homemade is always best. Such a helpful share Jolly. Sometime when we make a dish which needs condensed milk and don't have it, we can make it quickly at home.

  4. Good way to make the homemade condensed milk which is much better than store bought. I must try making it now, I often use condensed milk.

  5. Fabulous recipe of making condensed milk at home jolly.So good as there is no preservatives or artificial colour used. Looks so creamy and rich.

  6. Home made condensed milk looks so rich and creamy. With simple ingredients and preservatives free condensed milk sounds delicious.. can’t wait to try this recipe Jolly.