December 20, 2018

Condensed milk, also known as Sweetened Condensed Milk, is milk which is cooked for a long time with sugar. In Eggless Baking, it is used as an egg replacer. Homemade Condensed milk not only provide sweetness to your bakes, but it also provides the required glaze and richness.

Condensed Milk without refined sugar

Then you must be aware that the market bought condensed milk is made with refined sugar and preservatives that I strictly avoid in my cakes. Refined sugar is nothing more than empty calories, no nutrition at all. Moreover, the added preservatives in the market made condensed milk make it unhealthier.

I advocate healthy eating and healthy baking. So, I decided to use homemade condensed milk for my bakes. If your mind questions weather can you make condensed milk at home or not, then yes you can easily make condensed milk at home. I will teach you how to make condensed milk quickly.

PS: Full Video Recipe Below. Continue Reading...

How to make Homemade Condensed Milk

This homemade condensed milk is without refined sugar and without any preservatives. And if you also believe in eating healthy, this recipe is for you.

For this recipe of homemade condensed milk, I am going to use full-fat milk, raw cane sugar and a pinch of Baking soda. That is it.

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Condensed Milk Ingredients

Just three ingredients and just 30 minutes of total time will get you preservative free condensed milk recipe without refined sugar.

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Let’ make our Homemade Condensed Milk

For this recipe, I have used raw cane sugar. The light color of the cane sugar signifies that it is less processed so have nutritional value intact. If cane sugar is not available at your place, you can use Brown sugar, honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar as well. Basically, we need some sweetener that can caramelize. Hence stevia or xylitol will not work for this recipe. The approximate weight of sugar is 200 gm.

Natural Brown Sugar

Take a heavy bottom pan. Add milk and raw cane sugar to it. Start boiling the milk with continuous stirring. Stirring will prevent sticking of milk at the bottom of the vessel. After one boil, reduce the flame to medium-low heat. Let the milk boil on that low flame for another 20 minutes.

Keep stirring in-between. After 20 minutes the volume of the milk will reduce to half. You will also notice that milk has darkened and thickened. Switch off the flame and let the minute cool for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, add ¼ tsp of baking soda and using a whisker whisk it immediately. You will notice some formation of the bubbles. Don’t worry. Adding baking soda will make the mixture more creamy and smooth. However, if you don’t want to add, you can skip adding baking soda.

Milk for Condensed Milk

Let the prepared condensed milk come to room temperature. Pour the homemade condensed milk into a sterilized glass container and store it in the refrigerator. It stays good for three months. 

Condensed Milk in Bottle 2

After you have made your condensed milk, you will crave to make your desserts using your homemade sweetened condensed milk. So here are my few popular recipes for you to try at home:

Watch the Video Recipe of Homemade Condensed Milk

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Homemade Condensed Milk

Learn how to make condensed milk at home without using refined sugar and preservatives. Use this homemade condensed milk for your cakes, cookies, and brownies and make them healthier than ever. This homemade condensed milk substitutes your market bought condensed milk.

Healthy Homemade Condensed Milk
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: UnBaked
Cuisine: Sider
Servings: 300 ml


  • 500 ml Full-Fat Milk
  • 1 cup Cane Sugar Raw
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda


  • First, take a heavy bottom pan. Pour milk and sugar to it.
  • Start boiling milk and keep stirring.
  • After one boil, reduce the flame to medium-low heat and let the milk boil until it reduces to half. It would take approximately 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring in-between.
  • Once it reduces to half, switch off the flame. Let it rest for 5 min.
  • Now add baking soda and using a whisker whisk it immediately.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Transfer the prepared condensed milk to clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
  • It stays good up to three months.


  • You can use any Nut Milk instead of Regular milk to make a vegan version.
  • You can use coconut sugar/maple syrup/ honey or other natural sugars instead of sugar.
  • The substitute you use needs to be able to caramelize. Stevia, xylitol will not caramelize so will not work in this recipe.
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About the Author Sonia Gupta

Founder of AnyBodyCanBake, Noted Entrepreneur, Celebrated Baker, Certified Baking Instructor, and Accomplished Food Blogger.

  • Hi Sonia,

    Tried this recipe with brown sugar but the milk curdled… Can we make it with white sugar or incase of cane sugar any particular brand?

        • Krithi,

          Many a time during the process of making sugar they add citric agent to remove the impurities which results in curdling of milk. You can do two things,
          1. Add sugar when milk thickens and switch off the flame while adding sugar.
          2. Or you can try same recipe with Brown sugar.

          Happy Baking!

    • Sunilda,

      If you have seen the video then notice the change in texture as well as color after addition of baking soda to the recipe. Baking soda will make it creamy and light.

      Happy Baking

  • Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe, Sonia. Will surely make it. Just wanted to know the measurement of condensed milk to be used in replace of egg.

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