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glass jar of homemade sweetened condensed milk with a antique silver spoon coming out. a blue and white stripped towel is in the background

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Easy recipe for a real food homemade sweetened condensed milk
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade sweetened condensed milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 233kcal
Author Amy


  • 2 cup milk whole or dairy free
  • 1/4 cup cream or milk if you don't have it or if you are using dairy free milk.
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup honey or sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional
  • dash salt


  • Add ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring until sugar has disolved.
  • Simmer until the milk has reduced to half about 35-45 minutes. Do not whisk after the sugar has dissolved. Watching carefully that it doesn't boil over.
  • Set aside and allow to cool. It will thicken while it is cooling.
  • Store in fridge for up to one week.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 246mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg