How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk | a2 Milk® USA
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How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk

Posted on July 11, 2018

You can thank sweetened condensed milk for the dense richness of a layer cake, creamy base of a fruit dip or gooey goodness of fudge brownies. Are you drooling yet? Learning how to make sweetened condensed milk takes no time at all. Grab a carton of a2 Milk® Whole and let’s get started!

Cookies on plate with jar of condensed milk on wooden background How to make sweetened condensed milk a2 Milk

How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk

This thick, tasty baking staple is simply dairy milk modified! By removing water and adding sugar, you can make sweetened condensed milk. Tackle this super easy cooking project in your kitchen without any special tools or much time.

1. Start by pouring 2 cups of a2 Milk® Whole into a non-stick, heavy-bottom sauce pan. Whisk 2/3 cup of white sugar, coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup into the milk. Then, place the saucepan over low heat and stir until the sweetener is dissolved.

2. Bring the milk mixture up to a simmer by increasing the heat to medium-low. Then, leave it. Stirring may cause the sweetener to crystallize. Allow the mixture to simmer until it is reduced by half and turns a light caramel or gray color. This is usually 30-40 minutes.

3. Once the mixture has thickened, use a spoon to remove any foam or crust from around the rim of the saucepan. Then, pour the milk into a small glass jar. The sweetened condensed milk will thicken as it cools.

Once the jar is room temperature, place a lid on it and store the mixture in the refrigerator until you’re ready to indulge.

How to Use Sweetened Condensed Milk

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Now, let’s add this sweet treat to a few of your favorite recipes. We love using a fork to poke small holes in a cooled sheet cake, a pan of brownies or in individual cupcakes before drizzling the creamy condensed milk over the top. Then, follow by swirling on your favorite flavor of frosting to cover the holes. Sweetened condensed milk adds both delicious moisture and richness to baked goods.

You can also use homemade sweetened condensed milk to:

  • Thicken and add sweetness to a fruit smoothie
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Top pancakes and waffles
  • Sweeten coffee or tea
  • Drizzle over an ice cream sundae
  • Mix with powdered sugar to make pastry icing

The sky’s the limit! If you have any leftovers, store it in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to two weeks. From preparing breakfast to baking dessert, you’ll use this sweet treat up soon enough.


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