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How to Make Condensed Milk

Make this sweet ingredient in your own kitchen and never buy a can of it again!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Pantry Staples
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Condensed Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk
Servings: 14 ounces
Author: Mary's Nest


  • Heavy Bottom Saucepan or Enameled Dutch Oven


  • 2 1/4 cups Whole milk
  • 2/3 cup Cane sugar also add 1 additional tablespoon of cane sugar


  • Add milk and sugar to a saucepan or Dutch oven, turn heat to low, and allow the sugar to dissolve completely.
  • Once the sugar is completely dissolved, increase the heat so that the mixture comes to a low simmer.
  • Simmer on low, undisturbed, for 40-45 minutes until decreased by half.
  • Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl or measuring cup, transfer the liquid to a glass jar with a tight fighting lid, and then store in the refrigerator. Condensed milk will stay fresh, refrigerated, for approximately six months.



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