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Homemade condensed milk pouring from a spoon.
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Homemade Condensed Milk

You only need 2 ingredients to make your homemade condensed milk!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7 Oz
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Meymi


  • 490 g/470ml (2 cups) milk
  • 105 g (½ cup) granulated sugar


  • Place milk and sugar in a medium pan and stir over med-low heat with a spoon/spatula until the sugar dissolves.
  • As the sugar dissolves, without stirring, let the mixture simmer over medium-low heat. You’ll notice skin and foam on top during the simmering process. After 35 minutes, take them with a spoon/spatula.
  • When the mixture thickens, the color becomes darker and the mixture reduces more than half, remove the pan from the heat. The whole process takes almost 42-45 minutes.* Sieve the condensed milk to make it smooth. Pour into a jar and let it cool at room temperature. Once it cools, close the lid and keep it in the fridge. It will thicken in the fridge after a couple of hours.**


*I read 2 comments on social media that it took extra 15-25 minutes for some of my readers.  So it may change from stove to stove.
**If your condensed milk doesn't thicken after a couple of hours, it means you removed the pan from the heat early.  You can pour the mixture into a small pan and carefully continue to reduce the mixture.
To be on the safe side, when I believe it is the right consistency I use my ⅔ cup and pour it into that.  If it is a lot more than that, I continue to reduce. But you should be careful though as when it gets thick and close to the right consistency, the amount reduces very quickly.  It will come to the real condensed milk consistency in the fridge after a couple of hours. 
How to store:  You can keep in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.


Calories: 106kcal