Homemade Condensed Milk Recipes

Forgot to get a can of condensed milk for your recipe, don't panic. You may have the ingredients in your pantry to make a homemade version. This page contains homemade condensed milk recipes.


November 1, 2010 Flag
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I bake a lot during the holidays and often use canned or sweet milk. My neat little neighbor lady gave this recipe to me that her mother gave to her. It is a money saver, especially since I always have a box of powdered milk in the house on stand-by.



Place first three ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour into blender, slowly add powdered milk as blending. Blend until smooth. Keep refrigerated.

Great for use in Pumpkin Pies or any recipe that requires canned or sweet milk.

Servings: 1 cup
Time: 12 Minutes Preparation Time
5 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: "Nel" my sweet little neighbor lady

By sleepygrandma from Lincoln, NE

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November 4, 20100 found this helpful

This sounds like a really good recipe but what is the difference between oleo and margarine? Can butter be used?

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January 3, 2012 Flag


  • 1 cup instant non-fat powdered milk
  • 1/3 cup boiled water
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
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  • splash of vanilla, optional


Boil water. Blend all ingredients in a heat safe bowl, use blender to mix. It will be thinner at first than actual canned stuff. Refridgerate for a while and it thickens up. Lasts about 2 weeks. Better than store bought.

Makes about 14 ounces.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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October 11, 2004 Flag
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With the holidays coming sooner than we think, it is time to make those delicious recipes that call for Eagle Brand condensed milk. But it is really expensive to buy. So make your own with this simple recipe. I guarantee it works as well as the real thing!


Mock Condensed Milk

Mix together in your blender: 2 1/4 cups Milk Powder, 1/4 cup warm water, and 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Pour into covered container and refrigerate until cold and thick. This amount is equal to 1 can Eagle Brand.

By Harlean from Arkansas

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January 13, 20050 found this helpful

I have a recipe almost like yours but the one I have calls for three tablespoons of melted butter also. It taste just like the real thing. I never buy it from the store anymore.

Sandy from TN

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January 31, 20050 found this helpful

why in the name of god would anyone want to make this when eagle brand is perfect""""

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April 12, 20050 found this helpful

"why in the name of god would anyone want to make this when eagle brand is perfect""""


Well, let's see. How about you don't have any on hand, and don't want to drive to the store right then. Or, maybe you'd just like to make a less expensive version, since a can is over $2 where I live.

P.S. I also use 3 T. melted butter in mine.

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October 20, 20070 found this helpful

My husband is a diabetic and I want to make pies sugar free as possbile. I agree with you I would rather buy the good stuff.

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November 26, 20070 found this helpful

February 6, 2014 Flag
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I want to prepare condensed milk analogue (non dairy). To replace the milk fat component I am thinking of using vegetable fat with some milk flavor. How do I replace skimmed milk powder or non fat dry milk with something, a non dairy component?

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February 8, 20140 found this helpful

You can try using powdered coffee creamers instead of powdered milk. Many are non dairy when you read the labels.

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January 16, 2005 Flag
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Does anyone have a recipe for making condensed milk?

Anna from Maine

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January 16, 20050 found this helpful

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup nonfat dry milk

2/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

1. Place all ingredients in the container of an electric blender in the order given; process on medium-low speed for 2 minutes.

2. Allow to cool to room temperature before using in a recipe or store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Makes 1 1/4 cups or the equivalent of 1 (14-ounce) can.

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January 17, 20050 found this helpful

homemade sweetened condensed milk

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup margarine

2 cups white sugar

4 cups nonfat dry milk powder


1 Pour boiling water into blender container. Add margarine and sugar.

Blend until combined. Add the dry milk powder 1 cup at a time, blending after

each addition. Store in refrigerator and use where a recipe calls for

sweetened condensed milk, 1 1/3 cups equals one 14 ounce can

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January 26, 20050 found this helpful

For (unsweetened) condensed milk, I would think you could add powdered milk to regular milk (instead of water) and mix as directed on the powdered milk container. Then your milk would be twice as strong. Good luck!

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