Condensed milk is enjoyed for its silky smooth yet thick texture and caramel like flavor. In fact, condensed milk is just a form of a concentrated and sweetened milk.
Therefore, you can use this milk to make a wide variety of dessert that will be creamy and rich.
If you are someone that has a really sweet tooth, then you will enjoy the sweetness and richness that condensed milk provides you with in desserts and lots of other sweet treats.
In this article, we have put together the top 33 simple condensed milk desserts that you can try at home.
First on our list is a recipe that can help you create a batch of mouth watering, thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie bars. These chocolate chip bars are very gooey and rich due to the amount of chocolate chips that are used.
There are layers in these bars, and sandwich between the cookie layers is a chocolate and condensed milk layer that adds to the luxury of these bars.
You cannot get more simple than 2 ingredient chocolate truffles. All you need is condensed milk and cocoa powder., making these truffles vegan.
These truffles are fudgy and rich and take only 5 minutes to create. In addition to that, you can add extras to your fudge such as coffee or chili for more complex flavors.
Next on our list, we have the no bake cheesecake, which is great for someone who wants a delicious dessert that doesn’t require an oven.
The lemon juice will help your condensed milk to set, to create an ultra light and tasty cheesecake. Then you can add your own toppings to finish the cheesecake off (see also ‘20 Delectable Cheesecake Toppings‘). You can enjoy it plain or add fruit, nuts or grated chocolate.
Macintosh Toffee has been made since 1890, and it is really easy to make at home. A lot of traditional English toffee recipes can be quite hard, yet not with this one.
Due to the addition of condensed milk and corn syrup, this toffee is chewy and soft instead of hard. You will only need 4 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time to make these sweet treats.
This chocolate chip cookie recipe (see also ‘28 Delicious Age-Old Italian Cookie Recipes‘) uses condensed milk instead of eggs, and you can easily make these cookies using vegan alternatives. In addition to that, due to the condensed milk, these cookies have a shortbread-like consistency and texture.
With this recipe, you only need a half a can of condensed milk, thus this recipe is ideal if you have some leftover condensed milk that needs to be used up.
Who doesn’t love brownies? If you like your brownies to be extremely fudgy and chewy, then you will love this recipe.
You will see that there are no eggs used in this recipe, so they are suitable for vegans. It is up to you what type of chocolate chips that you use, but white or dark are usually best.
The condensed milk helps these brownies to be extremely fudge-like, and in only 40 minutes you can create the best tasting brownies ever.
7. Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a classic dessert that a lot of us already enjoy. Yet, with this recipe, you will notice that there is no added sugar.
This is because condensed milk is already sweet enough, so you don’t need any more sugar to be added. Alongside that, you will find that this pumpkin pie is richer and denser due to the condensed milk.
However, you can lighten the pie by enjoying a slice with a dollop of whipped cream.
It can be frustrating when you go to make a cake and there are no eggs left for you to use. However, this egg-free chocolate cake is easy to make.
It will give you a fluffy and light texture that is simple to a normal cake made with eggs. Everything is mixed together in one large bowl, and then it is cooked for 30 minutes.
You can then choose how you want to top off this cake. This recipe shows you how to create an easy but mouth watering ganache topping. This soft cake will impress anyone for a special occasion.
Bread and butter pudding is the ideal winter dessert that all the family will love. Yet, if you have a really sweet tooth, then the condensed milk used in this bread and butter pudding will be perfect for you.
This recipe does take slightly more time to create, but the effort is definitely worth it.
Also, there are only 6 steps to follow, and you could always purchase a caramel sauce if you don’t want to make everything from scratch.
10. Millionaire Pie
This Millionaire Pie recipe is a no bake recipe that will take you 5 minutes to prepare. You may think that this pie will be sickly sweet due to the amount of condensed milk in the filling.
Yet the pineapple, nuts, fruits and cream cheese have turned this pie into a fruity and tangy treat instead. There are a range of textures and the cool whip helps to lighten the whole pie.
11. Caramel Pie
In just a couple of hours and three ingredients, you can create a mouth watering caramel pie. Although, you don’t have to spend hours around the stove.
By submerging a can of condensed milk into a pan of boiling water, after a couple of hours it will have your pie filling already made.
You can keep the pie simple with your choice of toppings, or you can turn your caramel pie into a banoffee pie.
With only three ingredients, you cannot find an easier frosting to use on your cakes. This is a really airy frosting, that is sweet and creamy.
It is best when left to set overnight in the fridge. Butter, condensed milk and vanilla can create the best frosting you have ever tasted!
Condense milk dumplings are the perfect easy dessert to impress your friends and family after a meal.
These sweet and dense dumplings are cooked in a sweet, creamy and golden syrup like sauce. Condensed milk is used in the dumplings and in the sauce, therefore nothing goes to waste.
To help lighten the dessert, you can serve them with whipping cream to break through the richness of the condensed milk.
Magic cookie bars might be a recipe, but you haven’t heard of them. Yet, they are very delicious! This dessert is made up of multiple layers of a cookie or biscuit crust, and a condensed milk layer, which is then topped off with either chocolate chips or nuts.
This recipe takes 35 minutes to make and with only a handful of ingredients. The perfect dessert to make with your children.
Macaroons may sound like a complicated dessert to create, yet with this recipe it is super simple. Not only are these treats nut free, but they are gluten-free as well.
This recipe is very simple, as you need to combine all the ingredients in one bowl after whipping up your egg whites. The condensed milk adds sweetness to these macaroons, while the overall flavor comes from the coconut.
16. Rice Pudding
Rice Pudding is the type of dessert that a lot of people think is only enjoyed by the elderly. However, this rice pudding recipe tastes amazing when it is served hot or cold.
This isn’t the most healthy dessert you will eat, but it is a very luxurious treat to have now and again. Also, the condensed milk helps to make the pudding much more creamy and indulgent.
This recipe uses 5 ingredients and only has 3 steps, making it super easy to make.
17. Banana Bread
You may not have heard of using condensed milk in a banana bread recipe (see also ’27 Ripe Banana Recipes You’ll Love‘), yet condensed milk helps to add more sweetness and moisture to the cake.
This recipe consists of 3 ingredients, and it is important that you don’t over mix the mixture. As the mixture should be lumpy due to the bananas (see also our favorite banana-flavored desserts).
Vietnamese coffee is a really flavorful and sweet coffee for any coffee lover to have a go for themselves. This coffee is extremely rich and easy to make.
Either use an espresso or a cafetière and put your coffee over the condensed milk. You will enjoy this thick and delicious coffee once in a while.
19. Rava Ladoo
Rava Ladoo is a traditional Indian dessert that commonly is made with ghee, sugar and flour. However, this recipe uses rava instead, which is flour that has a similar consistency to semolina.
As a result, this flour gives the Ladoo a slightly different texture. However, the additions of condensed milk and coconut helps to make this treat flavorful and creamy.
In just 5 minutes you can have these small balls treated, all made in one pan.
You can make your own ice cream at home and all you need is a whisk and 10 minutes of our time. For this recipe, you don’t need to own an ice cream maker.
All you need is vanilla, whipped cream and condensed milk. This then creates your base, and it is up to you whether you want to add more flavors to this ice camera.
However, you can alter it to suit your tastes. Why not add caramel, peanut butter or chocolate chips.
Brigaderios is a type of Brazilian fudge ball that is very indulgent. You can make these as gifts or serve them as an after dinner treat.
With this recipe you will notice that you only need 3 ingredients of condensed milk, butter and chocolate powder. In older recipes they may use eggs, but they are missing for this recipe as they aren’t needed.
The key to getting this recipe right is by using a low temperature and keeping the mixture moving. This way you will produce the right texture. As the mixture cooks it will thicken, then you can roll them into balls before it sets.
Malpua are small pancakes that are usually soaked in a saffron infused and sweet syrup after they have been fried. However, this recipe is a quicken version of the classic recipe, as the condensed milk is a shortcut which adds more sweetness to the pancakes.
If you want to impress or fancy a different type of pancake, then you should definitely give Malpua a go.
These sweet cream cold brew fudgesicles are very moreish, and you may find yourself eating the whole batch in one sitting. You can make this recipe in two parts to have a clear definition in your fudgesicles.
However, if you don’t have the time, you can mix everything together to create a much lighter but still tasty fudgesicle. They don’t take too much effort to make and if you are someone who loves their coffee, then you will enjoy these icy treats.
With this recipe, you take your brioche fruit toast, and you soak it in your condensed milk. The condensed milk helps to add some sweetness and richness to the bread.
Then, once the bread has soaked up as much as it can, you can either fry the toast as you normally would with French toast (see also ‘The Best 29 French Desserts‘).
Or with this recipe, it actually cooked the toast in a pie maker to help the toast to cook in under 5 minutes.
With only 6 ingredients and 4 steps to follow, this may become your new favorite dessert for those special occasions, as they take literally no time at all to create.
25. Tres Leches Cake
In this cake you will use three different types of milk such as condensed and evaporated milk and heavy cream.
The milks are mixed together and poured over the cake, which then provides you with an extremely moist cake. This cake will take around 40 minutes to bake and has a yummy thick frosting topping.
26. Milk Cream
Milk cream is also known as a milk fudge, which is usually made in east India during the Christmas period. As this recipe uses condensed milk, this creates a much more golden color and creamier taste.
Also, it is up to what nuts you want to add, you could even almond flare to produce a stronger overall almond flavor.
This recipe is created in one pan and will take 3 minutes to create.
27. Semiya Payasam
Semiya Payasam uses a type of pasta called Vermicelli, which is a thinner type of spaghetti.
Usually rice would be used, but rice has a very sloppy texture, thus the pasta is a better choice texture-wise. The pasta is mixed with a sweet custard that will be set using evaporated and condensed milk.
If you don’t like cardamom, then you can always use cinnamon and vanilla in the custard mixture instead.
28. Bavarian Mints
Bavarian Mints are extremely creamy and smooth. It has a perfect balance between the cool peppermint and rich chocolate flavorings.
The condensed milk helps to thicken up the actual mint part, but also a touch of sweetness to the overall dessert. This recipe is so easy that even someone who doesn’t consider themselves a baker can make them.
Condensed milk is used to create a fruit custard that is creamy and ultra thick. Then you can top this custard off with your favorite fresh fruits (see also ‘13 Great Ways To Use Persimmons In Recipes‘).
Once you try this fruit salad, you may never want to eat a plain fruit salad ever again. No cooking is involved, and it is vegan and gluten-free.
This recipe will create really fudge-like brownie truffles using a cake mix instead of a brownie mix.
However, once you add condensed milk, and bourbon or rum to the cake mix, this will add moisture to the mixture. This added moisture is what gives the truffles its brownie like texture.
31. Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is already a sweet treat that a lot of us enjoy. However, why not make it extra special and use condensed milk instead of your normal milk. Condensed milk will help make your hot chocolate even thicker and super creamy.
Also, as condensed milk has a caramel flavor, this flavor adds some added sweetness to our hot drink. As a result, it is best to make your hot chocolate with unsweetened cocoa powder, as the condensed milk is so sweet.
Fudge Is a great gift to be given as gifts, and condensed milk makes creating fudge even easier. With Eagle Brand fudge, you don’t need any special equipment or ingredients.
All you have to do is melt the condensed milk and chocolate chips together with a pinch of salt. Then pour this mixture into a dish to set.
You can add toppings such as cookie crumbs, marshmallows or nuts, if you wish.
33. Slice Of Life
Slice of Life is very easy to make and only takes 15 minutes to prepare. This is a sweet, soft and crumbly treat that will look really impressive.
Only a few ingredients are required, making this recipe even easier. If you are someone who likes coconut, you will enjoy these slices.
Condensed milk is a versatile product to use when it comes to making desserts. It can help add sweetness and a creamy flavor to any dessert.
While also, it can cause a mixture to become denser than normal and to set easier. The possibilities are endless when it comes to condensed milk.
We hope you have enjoyed this article and have found a couple of ideas on what you can make with that can of condensed milk that has been sitting in your pantry.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Condense Milk Do When Baked?
When condensed milk is baked in baked dessert or treats, then it will usually add flavor, moisture and tenderness to the dessert or sweet treat.
It is a very popular ingredient that is typically seen used in quick style fudge or sweet pies. Due to its added sweetness, you can usually add much less sugar to the dessert overall.
Can Condense Milk Be Turned Into Caramel?
Caramel is a popular ingredient or topping for a lot of desserts. You can easily buy it ready-made from the store, or you can make it at home.
Therefore, with your can of condensed milk you can turn it into caramel either by heating the can on the hob for a few hours.
Or you can empty the contents of the can into a bowl and heat the milk in the microwave for 2 minutes. Yet every 30 seconds you will need to remove the bowl and give the milk a whisk, and quickie it will turn into caramel.
How Do You Store Condensed Milk?
Most recipes we have spoken about use a whole can of condensed milk. However, sometimes you will find that a recipe only calls for half a can or a few tablespoons.
In this case, you need to make sure you store the remaining condensed milk properly so that you can use it for another time.
To store condensed milk, you should keep it sealed in an airtight container or resealable jar or bag in the fridge. This way, air can’t get to the milk and cause it to go off.
In addition to that, you can freeze condensed milk in an airtight container for up to three months. Yet, it is worth noting that it won’t freeze solid due to the high sugar content that it contains.
Is Condensed Milk The Same As Evaporated Milk?
A lot of people get condensed milk and evaporated milk confused for one another. Yet, it is really simple to be able to tell the two different kinds of milk apart.
The main difference between them is that evaporated milk is unsweetened. Whereas condensed milk has been sweetened with sugar which acts as a natural preservative.
Therefore, if you get the two mixed up, you will find that your desserts aren’t nearly as sweet as they should be. This is because of all the added sugar which is within the condensed milk.
However, there are some recipes that do still work well when evaporated milk is used instead of condensed milk.
If you don’t have a really sweet tooth but still want to do some baking, evaporated milk may be a better substitute for you to choose. Although, evaporated milk will produce a completely different texture than if you use condensed milk.