Keto Condensed Milk is in so many delicious dessert recipes. My Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk is rich, creamy, and perfect for baking. Use it for all of your baked goods and enjoy the fact that it's low-carb, keto, gluten-free, and grain free.
This was one of the first recipes I ever blogged back in 2016. I originally created this for my Magic Cookie Bars in December 2015 and it has become a staple in my kitchen. I think my food photography skills have improved enough in the last 5-6 years that I wanted to redo this post.
Why am I so excited about keto condensed milk, you ask? Because regular sweetened condensed milk has 22 grams of sugar in just 2 tablespoons for leading brands! It is so nice to have a sugar free alternative to the canned varieties.
However, we do have a sweet tooth, so it makes sense that I was on a mission to create my own. Once you try this low carb sugar free condensed milk recipe, you are going to be glad to say goodbye to the canned stuff.
Here is a photo my low carb condensed milk being poured it over my Magic Cookie Bars to whet your appetite.
Not only does it add some yummy sweetness to your favorite recipes, it actually couldn't be easier to make. All you need for low carb sweetened condensed milk is 4 ingredients. And if you normally eat low carb, Trim Healthy Mama, or keto you probably already have them!
- Heavy Cream - Using heavy whipping cream will help the keto condensed milk be the right texture. You may not realize it, but heavy cream is also a great source of vitamin A, vitamin D, and good fats.
- Butter - A little bit of butter is the perfect addition to this sugar free sweetened condensed milk.
- Sweetener - I use a blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. Be sure to check out my alternatives or use my Joy Filled Eats Sweetener.
- Egg Yolk, optional - You only need the yolk, not the entire egg. Save the white for another recipe or eat it in your scrambled eggs. I do prefer adding the egg yolk to my condensed milk. It thickens it and makes it creamier than the times I've made it without egg.
This recipe makes about ⅔ cup of sugar-free sweetened condensed milk. You can double or triple it if you need more for one of your keto dessert recipes.
How To Make Keto Condensed Milk
Step One: Mix together the heavy cream, butter, and sweetener in a saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil and stir frequently until it's a light golden brown color.
When it's thick enough to coat a spoon it's ready.
Step Two: Remove the pan from the heat and cool to room temperate. Gently add in the egg yolk and stir. Or if you are in a hurry, pour the mixture over the top of the egg yolk and stir fast! Stirring quickly is important to prevent the egg from scrambling.
Tips for Keto Condensed Milk
The important thing when cooking this down is to cook it long enough to coat the back of a spoon. You should be able to run your finger down the back of the spoon and see a line.
How to Use Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
Need a few ideas on how to use this? Drizzle over fruit, stir into coffee, or make one of these delicious keto friendly desserts:
Keto Blondies - coming next week!
Why Did My Condensed Milk Turn Brown?
The longer you cook the condensed milk the darker it gets. Keep going and it will be caramel! If your keto condensed milk looks brown instead of golden or yellow it is because you cooked it for too long. It will turn to a thicker caramel-like texture the longer it's cooked, so keep that in mind. Once it's a very light golden brown color and sticks to the spoon it's done, you don't need to keep cooking.
How Long Does Homemade Condensed Milk Last?
Typically, homemade sweetened condensed milk is going to last 5-7 days. It does need to be refrigerated and in a sealed container. Look it over as you near the 7 day mark to ensure that it's still good and there are no signs of mold or spoilage.
You can even freeze the condensed milk for up to 4 months! Again, keep it airtight and it's great to have on hand when you want it.
I'd love to hear how you use this Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk. Leave me a comment and let me know!
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- 1 egg yolk
- Bring the heavy cream, butter, and sweetener to a gentle boil and cook stirring frequently until it is light golden brown and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat.
- Cool until room temperature before stirring in the egg yolk
- OR, if you are impatient like me, very very stream the hot condensed milk into a bowl with the egg yolk while whisking like crazy.
Originally Published March 19, 2016. Revised and Republished with new photos August 20, 2021.