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Homemade Condensed Milk

Homemade Condensed Milk using three simple ingredients. It's texture is super creamy and thick. This stuff tastes just like milky caramelized sugar!

Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Neha


  • 2 Cups (500 ml) Full Fat Milk (even 2% works)
  • ¾ Cup (150 gms) Granulated Sugar
  • a pinch Baking Soda


  • 1. Pour milk to a thick bottomed sauce pan over medium heat. Add sugar to it.
  • 2. Whisk or keep stirring with a spatula until it thickens. Take care to stir it continuously, so it doesn't stick to the botton of your pan. This will take about 15-25 minutes.
  • 3. Switch flame off and add a pinch of baking soda to this mixture.
  • 4. Keep stirring in intervals as the milk is cooling. This will prevent the condensed milk from forming a layer on top.
  • 5. Allow to cool down to room temperature. Store in a clean jar!


This recipe yields around 8 oz milk. You can easily double it if you wish to make 15 oz, that equals a can of condensed milk.
How long does homemade condensed milk last?
About a month in refrigerator and up to 3 months when frozen.
Can you freeze condensed milk?
Yes, homemade condensed milk can be frozen up to 3 months, bring to room temp before using.
Will sweetened condensed milk Harden?
It will thicken a lot in the refrigerator, but will come back to it's thick and creamy viscosity at room temp.


Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.5g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 12mg | Sugar: 12.6g