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Sweetened condensed milk – homemade

You know, we’re kind of addicted to making ice cream – without an ice cream maker, but with sweetened condensed milk! So we had to find a solution very quickly to make the condensed milk ourselves.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t really get healthier – because there is still a lot of sugar in it – I mean a lot of sugar. But no more additives, and also the big company with the N at the beginning is no longer supported…

There are several ways to make sweetened condensed milk yourself. Some use cornstarch, of course the whole thing thickens much faster of course. I took the simple version first. Milk and sugar. And a little patience. Nothing more.

Ingredients sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 liter full fat milk
  • 250 g Sugar
  • optional a touch of Vanilla

The list of ingredients is therefore very clear. But that’s nice, isn’t it?

A large pot is important for the preparation, because the milk has to boil in order to reduce down and therefore always rolls up a bit. The larger the surface of the pot, the faster the milk reduces. You have to take care of it a little bit, but no need to stand next to it all the time. The whole thing takes about 30 -40 minutes at low heat and then you have a nice viscous, shiny condensed milk, which is in no way inferior in taste to the milk in a can!

Caution: the condensed milk continues to thicken as it cools. The milk should reduce by about half, so you will get 500 ml of sweetened condensed milk.

Bottled in a sterile bottle, the sweetened condensed milk keeps for 1 week and beyond, but I prefer to use it quickly.

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Sweetened condensed milk – homemade

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  • Author: Tina
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Basic
  • Method: Cooking


Sweetened condensed milk is easy to make yourself – you only need a little time


  • 1 litre of milk
  • 250 g sugar
  • optimal a pinch of Vanilla


  1. Bring milk to the boil
  2. Stir in sugar
  3. Let it boil down on low heat for about 40 minutes, stirring well every time!


Take a sufficiently large pot, then you don’t have to worry all the time, it could boil over!

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