Monday 7 March 2016

Homemade Condensed Milk

Celebrations are on it's way, so let's get ready with the festive recipes! First thing first, make condensed milk and get yourself well equipped, as many Indian sweets get their amazing mood lifting taste from it! Condensed Milk is really easy to make at home, although it needs a little time and effort, but it is worth doing so. Why?? Well,

1. It costs lesser.
2. You can adjust the amount of sugar or butter according to your preference.
3. Canned condensed may contain added synthetic stabilizers to increase the shelf-life, you can avoid them!
4. Lastly and importanly, it is really satisfying!!

You can use condensed milk in almost any dessert to get an amazing taste and texture! Even a generous layer of condensed milk on a toast is a dessert for me :) !! So get ready and let's cook the natural way!!

You need

2 and 1/2 cups milk (whole milk)
1 cup sugar (or less)
1 tablespoon butter (optional)
pinch of salt (skip if using salted butter) (optional)


1. In a heavy bottom pan (or wok or kadai), boil milk. On boiling, add sugar and salt.

2. Now if you want to make it quick then keep the milk boiling on high flames till it thickens (but still runny). Stirring in between and scraping the sides too. The milk may take 15-20 minutes to get ready. (you can't leave the milk unattended)

3. Or you can let the milk boil on very low flames till it reaches the right consistency , however you still have to keep a check on it. It may take an hour to get ready.

4.  Stir in the butter and pour the prepared condensed milk into a airtight glass jar. Cool it and store it in refrigerator. Keeps up to a week in refrigerator and keeps up to  a month in freezer.

Makes about 1 cup 


  1. Wwooihoooo homemade condensed milk... Must needed recipe

  2. its my favorite way to enjoy any sweet dish without worrying that i am out of can or not?

  3. Of course, I like that we can adjust the sugar which is why I have stopped buying condensed milk. This recipe is treasured.

  4. Beautiful share, Puneet!

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

  5. very useful share Puneet.. thanks for sharing:)

  6. Lovely share!Looks so perfect!

  7. Beautiful share, Puneet..looks perfect :)

  8. I rarely use condensed milk but as you said celebrations are coming so yes, I would need this in making burfi. The recipe is very doable and I would certainly try this!

  9. Thanks for sharing, very useful post..