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Sweetened Condensed Milk – Homemade Cooking Series

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Condensed MilkSweetened milk that is reduced to 40% of its original volume is called condensed milk. It is used in lot of cooking and baking. Making it at home takes 15 mins of your time and a small set of ingredients. Anything homemade is way better than the store bought stuff! Agree? So, here goes the recipe.







Preparation time – 2 mins
Cooking time – 12- 15 mins

  • Full Fat Milk – 1/2 ltr/ 500 ml
  • Sugar – 3/4 Cup
  • Butter – 1/2 Tbsp


  1. In a thick bottomed non stick pan, add full fat milk, sugar.
  2. Mix well and to a boil on ‘medium’ high heat. Do not let the milk to over boil.
  3. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to ‘Medium’ and continue to cook for 2 mins.
  4. Increase the flame to ‘Medium High’ and keep stirring and scraping the sides and bottom of the pan for 10 – 12 mins or until mixture is reduced to 40 percent of its original volume.
  5. Add in the butter. Let it dissolve into the mixture. Turn OFF the heat.
  6. Use it as required in the recipe immediately or refrigerate in any container for later use.


  • Use condensed milk as a substitute to eggs in any baking especially cakes and cupcakes.
  • It can be used in making kheers.
  • Use the condensed milk at the room temperature when baking.


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  1. Shilpa

    Nice recipe of homemade condensed milk. Can u guide as to what kind of consistency would be of condensed milk i mean how can we test that is ready. Also there is no mention of the use of butter in the recipe that you have mentioned in the ingredients. when is the butter to be added?

    What would be the shelf life of homemade condensed milk. Whether it to be kept in refrigerator or freezer.

    Thanks & Regards,


    1. admin

      The mixture should reduce to 40% of its original volume. Or you can check the consistency by feeling it in between your fingers. You should see single string forming when you rub the mixture with your fingers.
      Butter is added at the end once you get the right consistency. Thanks for letting me know, now I edited the post :)

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