Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

I think we should lightly skim through the period in my life where I went crazy for condensed milk.  Like, to the point where I would use it as a dip for my morning toast.  It was like frosting to me (hey, I was young and it was pure sugar, of course I liked it)!  Thank goodness I grew out of the habit (I discovered peanut butter‘s superiority when it came to toast).  Today, I couldn’t care less for condensed milk for a very different reason:  I have resolved to eat healthier and cut out the added sugars in my diet.  Though, just because I tossed sugar to the curb doesn’t mean I had to wave goodbye to my sweet tooth.  Edit:  MAJOR SWEET TOOTH.  I still like the flavor of condensed milk, so I made my own.  Say “goodbye” to the sugary storebought cans and “hello” to this Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk!

Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe -- thick, rich, and uber sweet, you’ll never need to use the canned stuff again! You’d never know it’s sugar free, fat free, low calorie, high protein, and gluten free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe -- thick, rich, and uber sweet, you’ll never need to use the canned stuff again! You’d never know it’s sugar free, fat free, low calorie, high protein, and gluten free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

When I got over my condensed milk craze as a kid, I never really missed it all that much.  There were so many things that tasted just as good or better.  Vanilla Bean Icing? Yes.  Peanut Butter Cake? Of course.  Banana Bread? Um, DUH.

There was never a “void” in my daily life, but as I started college and began baking ‘n’ blogging, there was a void of condensed milk in my baking life.  So many dessert recipes call for sweetened condensed milk as its main ingredient — Key Lime Pie, Tres Leches Cake, Fudge, Magic Bars, etc.  I could never make those recipes the “authentic” way because there wasn’t a healthy substitute for condensed milk…  until NOW!

Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe -- thick, rich, and uber sweet, you’ll never need to use the canned stuff again! You’d never know it’s sugar free, fat free, low calorie, high protein, and gluten free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

And ohhhh my gosh guys.  This Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk is SO. SO. GOOD.

It took me way back.  Back to my childhood.  It’s so thick and rich and sweet, it’s like an icing that you’ll want to dive into head-first.  I took down a spoonful as fast as Mary Poppins would take down a spoonful of medicine, only my spoonful was wayyyy more enjoyable 😜

~2¼ cups

Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a high speed blender, add the evaporated milk and stevia extract.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dried milk powder, erythritol, and xanthan gum.
  3. While blending, add in the dry ingredients.  Blend until completely smooth.  Serve immediately or store in the fridge in a tightly sealed jar or container.

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe -- thick, rich, and uber sweet, you’ll never need to use the canned stuff again! You’d never know it’s sugar free, fat free, low calorie, high protein, and gluten free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

WOW.  Can you believe it??  Just 40 calories and 5g of (naturally occurring) sugar while the storebought variety has 130 calories and 22g of sugar per 2 tablespoons!  That’s crrrrrazy.  I’ll take my version ANY DAY over the storebought kind.

With this Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk, not only will you save your body from all the white sugar stuffed in those storebought condensed milk cans, but you will save yourself a TON of calories too.

Not to mention, a sugar rush and sugar crash!

Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk recipe -- thick, rich, and uber sweet, you’ll never need to use the canned stuff again! You’d never know it’s sugar free, fat free, low calorie, high protein, and gluten free! Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Hope you enjoy!

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– Jess

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13 comments on “Healthy Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

  1. Hi jessica! This is another cool post you have. You never fail to amaze me with your ideas…Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nice recipe! I was wondering if this would work with Xyla (Xylitol) or any other sweetener (like Stevia)?

    Thanks!

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      The erythritol I used measures like sugar, cup for cup, so if Xyla measures like sugar you can use the same amount. Just to be sure, adjust to taste. A spoonful or two during taste-testing doesn’t hurt 😉

  3. Hey Girl!! I’ve never tried erythritol, but it sounds interesting!! Thank you for the new thing for me to google 😉

    xxoo

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  6. Do you think this could be used to make dulce de leche, or do you need real sugar to make it thicken?

    • dessertswithbenefits

      This could probably be turned into dulce de leche because of the natural sugars in the milk. Erythritol works very similar to sugar, it can caramelize and thicken (I used erythritol to make caramel sauce). If you give it a try let me know if it works out for you!
      -Jess 🙂

  7. I can’t tolerate any form of casin/dairy. Do you know if I could substitute a non-dairy milk product for the evaporated milk in this recipe?
    (allergic to soy and gluten also)
    Thank you.

  8. Hi! I ask in part because I don’t really “get” evaporated milk. Would it make a big difference to use regular milk instead of the canned evaporated milk? Or is there something key about the evaporated stuff to this recipe?

  9. I have tried a similar recipe but I didn’t care for the taste of the dry milk powder.  Can you tell us what brand of dry milk you used?

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