Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (2024)

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This simple sugar free condensed milk recipe will take your keto baking to new heights! It takes only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time. Use it in a wide array of other keto dessert recipes.

Being passionate about baking, I am never without a jar of this sugar free condensed milk in my fridge. Because I never know when the urge to bake will strike and I must be prepared. It’s vital to my sanity.

I’ve always had a kitchen cupboard dedicated entirely to baking supplies. And I don’t mean a weeny little half-section either, but a full cabinet bursting at the seams with all of the staples I might need at any given moment

Going keto hasn’t changed that. If anything, I find it even more important to have my supplies close at hand, so I can satisfy my sweet tooth with healthier treats.

And this sugar-free sweetened condensed milk allows me to make easy keto desserts at a moment’s notice!

Why you need this recipe

Many of the recipes we all grew up making call for sweetened condensed milk. Just consider it: magic cookie bars, fudge, ice cream, frosting. It’s a staple in American (and Canadian!) baking.

But it’s not like you can go out and purchase a can of keto condensed milk at the grocery store. So the only choice you have is to make your own.

Thank goodness it’s so easy to make! It takes 5 basic ingredients and only 30 minutes of your time. And it lasts in the fridge for up to two weeks, so there is no reason to go without.

I was one of the first to ever create sugar free condensed milk. But I am always striving for better results in my recipes. And with the introduction of many wonderful new products, especially sweeteners, I have made this recipe ever better.

It now stays soft and gooey, without any recrystallization. Even after days in the fridge! And it has only has 1.25g of carbs per serving. This is keto baking magic, my friends.

Reader Testimonials

I can’t get over how delicious this is! I have a weakness for condensed milk and really missed it. This recipe is so simple to follow and absolutely delicious! — Karla

This stuff is fantastic! Tastes just like the “evil” kind. I will be using it for a lot of things. Thank you! — Debra

My mind is completely blown here! I had no idea you could make condensed milk let alone sugar free condensed milk! What a fantastic recipe and thank you for all the details to make it so easy. — Toni

Ingredients you need

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  • Heavy whipping cream: As the name suggests, conventional condensed milk is made with milk, rather than cream. But heavy cream has far fewer carbs and thickens up faster, so it’s perfect for keto condensed milk. You can also use full fat coconut milk but you may need to add a bit more thickener at the end.
  • Sweeteners: You really do need a combination of two sweeteners for this recipe. Using allulose or Bocha Sweet helps keep it soft so it won’t recrystallize as it cools. But the addition of some Swerve Confectioners helps it thicken properly and not be overly goopy. It also keeps the cost down and the end result is perfection!
  • Butter: The butter makes the condensed milk a bit thicker and richer. Use unsalted butter for this recipe.
  • Xanthan gum: Using a bit of xanthan gumhelps give the sugar free condensed milk a thicker, more syrupy consistency. You could also try gluccomannan.

Step-by-step directions

1. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk together the whipping cream and sweeteners. Bring to a boil.

2. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Watch carefully as you want it to simmer but not continue to boil. There should be little bubbles along the edges the whole time.

3. Remove from heat and add the butter. Whisk until melted.

4. Sprinkle the surface with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine. Let cool completely.

Expert tips

Two Sweeteners is the key: The combination of sweeteners is vital to the success of this keto condensed milk. Using just one or the other simply doesn’t produce the right consistency. Erythritol-based sweeteners, such as Swerve, recrystallize too much as they cool. But using only allulose or BochaSweet could make it too goopy, so that your desserts never firm up properly.

Allulose also tends to caramelize very easily. So if you cook it too long or at too high a heat, the mixture darkens in color. In fact, it was this very discovery that lead me to create my Keto Dulce de Leche!

Let it cool: The sugar free condensed milk will still be quite liquidy when it’s warm. Do not despair, and do not panic and add more thickener. It will continue to thicken up as it cools. If it doesn’t, bring it back to a simmer and then whisk in another ⅛ teaspoon xanthan gum.

Dairy-Free Option: You can make this just as easily with full fat coconut milk. I don’t recommend replacing the butter with coconut oil, as it doesn’t blend in as well. But you can cook it a bit longer and add a touch more xanthan gum to help thicken it up properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does condensed milk have carbs?

Traditional condensed milk is made by cooking sugar and milk together, and it has a whopping 22g of carbs per serving. But this sugar free condensed milk has only 1.3g of carbs per serving.

How do I store sugar free condensed milk?

Once you make the condensed milk, let it cool to room temperature. Then transfer to a jar or resealable container and store in the refrigerator. It will last for up to two weeks in the refrigerator as long as your cream was fresh.

Recipes that use sugar free condensed milk

  • Keto Magic Cookie Bars
  • Perfect Keto Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Keto Key Lime Pie
  • No Churn Maple Walnut Ice Cream
  • Vietnamese Style Keto Iced Coffee
Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (7)

Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (8)

Sugar Free Condensed Milk Recipe

This simple sugar free condensed milk recipe will take your keto baking to new heights! It takes only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes of your time. Use it in a wide array of other keto dessert recipes.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: low carb condensed milk, sugar-free condensed milk, sweetened condensed milk

Prep Time: 2 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes minutes

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 182kcal

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, whisk together the whipping cream and sweeteners. Bring to a boil.

  • Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Watch carefully as you want it to simmer but not continue to boil. There should be little bubbles along the edges the whole time.

  • Remove from heat and add the butter. Whisk until melted. Sprinkle the surface with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine. Let cool completely.

Notes

Storage Information:Store the keto condensed milk in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. How long it lasts depends on how fresh your cream was when you made it.

The sweeteners are the key to achieving the right consistency. For more information, read my Guide to Keto Sweeteners.

Nutrition Facts

Sugar Free Condensed Milk Recipe

Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)

Calories 182Calories from Fat 165

% Daily Value*

Fat 18.3g28%

Carbohydrates 1.3g0%

Protein 0.9g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Kim says

    Can this be doubled, or would it be better to make two batches?

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  2. Lorry Norton says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (9)
    This is the best thing EVER!!!!! Thank you!

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  3. Jen Scott says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (10)
    Perfection, as always.
    Thank you SO MUCH for putting in the work so that we, the sugar-free, have options.

    Reply

  4. Crystal riff says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (11)
    So yummy!

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  5. Brittany says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (12)
    This is amazing! Literally can’t tell the difference from the type with real sugar.

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  6. Julia J says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (13)
    great recipe! easy, delicious, versatile!

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  7. Andrea says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (14)
    This recipe is LEGIT! Works flawlessly in several applications and tastes great!

    Reply

  8. So Fi says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (15)
    Another great recipe from yours ! Very good condensed milk. Thank you Carolyn. Which brand of cream do you use ? I am in Quebec, I use Québon (the best one for keto diet) and for each serving of the recipe give me 3 net carbs. Almost the double of yours. Thank you

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  9. Taylor says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (16)
    I am so, SO impressed by this recipe! I really didn’t think I’d be able to find a keto sweetened condensed milk recipe, and I honestly didn’t know what to expect as I was making this one, but it was perfect. The instructions were so clear and helpful! Will definitely make this again!

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  10. Lorry Norton says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (17)
    Hi Carolyn. I want to make this with full fat coconut milk. Do I use just the thick “cream” from the can of coconut milk, or include the watery part, too? I’m going to make some “Mounds” bars, and I really want the coconut flavor to be prominent.

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    • Lorry Norton says

      Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (18)
      Never mind. I got my answer from the comments. However, I do have another question. What happens if you use salted butter instead of unsalted.

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      • Carolyn says

        Not much except that it has a bit more salt. I actually prefer a little salt in my sweet things!

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  11. Laura Fremeau says

    how many oz does this yield? Would this yield enough to replace a typical can of sweetened milk?

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    • Carolyn says

      So the best way to arrive at total yield is number of servings times serving size. In this case, 8 servings x 2 tbsp. So 16 tablespoons, which is 8 ounces.

      Reply

  12. Shelly Moloney says

    can you use allulose syrup instead of granulated?

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    • Carolyn says

      I haven’t tried it with liquid allulose so you will need to experiment.

      Reply

  13. Dottie Baddorf says

    Would powdered Lakatano sweetener work for this since thats what I already have?

    Reply

    • Carolyn says

      It can only replace the Swerve, not the allulose or BochaSweet.

      Reply

  14. Marilyn Bischof says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (19)
    Thank you for experimenting, testing and finding things like this that make the journey easier!

    Reply

  15. Julie Smith says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (20)
    Finally made this! Can’t believe I waited so long. It was easy and came out perfectly thick and sweet. I used it, and your graham cracker recipe, to make a family recipe more keto friendly! Thank you for making it so much easier to live my life keto!

    Reply

  16. Rhy’s Gma says

    Sugar Free Condensed Milk - Easy keto recipe! (21)
    Wow. Just wow.
    This tastes and behaves just like from the can (actually better).
    Blue ribbon, five stars, excellent!

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  17. Renee P says

    Can this be made in the microwave?

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    • Carolyn says

      I have no idea. I wouldn’t attempt it, personally.

      Reply

  18. Claudia Vita says

    I made this recipe twice it’s so good. The Keto Key lime pie it’s delicious 😋

    Reply

  19. norma says

    can you replace unsweeted condensed milk with heavy cream in the magic bar

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    • Carolyn says

      Nope. What a disaster that would be. Not thick enough and you’d have a mess on your hands.

      Reply

  20. Diana says

    How many ounces does this recipe come out to because I’m trying to make a another candy recipe using your sugar, free condensed milk and the recipe calls for 14 ounces that’s the size of a typical condensed milk can.

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    • Carolyn says

      Easy to figure out. This makes about 1 cup, so 16 tbsp or 8 ounces.

      Reply

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