Keto Condensed Milk
Make your own Keto Condensed Milk at home with only 5 ingredients, no sugar, and recreate your favorite keto desserts, ice cream, and more!
Is Classic Condensed Milk Keto-Friendly?
No, regular condensed milk is not keto-friendly since it’s made of 2 high-carb ingredients: white sugar and full-fat milk.
Milk contains a lot of carbs from lactose (a disaccharide made of glucose and galactose), and white sugar is pure carbs.
How To Make Keto Condensed Milk
This keto condensed milk is easier than you think to make at home!
To create this delicious, thick, sweet condensed milk, you only need 20 minutes and 5 ingredients listed below:
- Heavy cream – you can’t use almond milk for this recipe. But you can use full-fat canned coconut cream or coconut milk for keto and paleo condensed milk – 100% dairy-free. However, don’t use a coconut milk beverage! Like almond milk, coconut milk beverages contain too much water and not enough fat to create this sugar-free, low-carb keto recipe. Always shake the can before measuring. Learn why cream is keto-friendly.
- Powdered erythritol or xylitol – don’t use crystal keto low-carb sweetener for this recipe. it won’t dissolve well and leave chunks of sweetener in your condensed milk when it cools down.
- Butter – butter is one of the lowest carb dairy products.
- Vanilla extract
- Xanthan gum – this is the magic ingredient that gives a thick consistency to your condensed milk. You can replace it with 1 tablespoon of beef gelatin if preferred.
Evaporating the heavy cream
First, bring the heavy cream to a light boil and evaporate the cream, as you would do with regular milk in a classic condensed milk recipe.
It takes about 10-12 minutes to do so. The heavy cream may foam up, so whisk every 1-2 minutes to bring it down and prevent the cream from overflowing the saucepan.
Adding Butter, sweetener, and vanilla
Then, remove from heat and whisk in the butter, powdered sweetener, and vanilla.
Keep whisking until the butter is fully melted.
Finally, sprinkle the xanthan gum, don’t add it all at once, or it would create lumps!
Whisk vigorously and bring back to medium heat for 3-5 minutes to thicken.
Cool it down!
Your condensed milk gets its best texture after completely cooling down and reaching room temperature.
Be patient. Stir the sugar-free, sweetened condensed milk every 10 minutes for 30 minutes.
This helps the condensed milk to cool down, and also it prevents a crust/film from forming on top of the evaporated milk.
How To Use Keto Condensed Milk
You can use this keto condensed milk recipe in any keto dessert recipe or keto recipe calling for condensed milk substitutes. But it’s also a great treat to add to:
- Black coffee – a great way to sweeten coffee and create a sweet keto butter coffee.
- Pound cake – drizzle this on top of my keto lemon pound cake recipe. It’s heaven!
- Keto pie – my keto key lime pie recipe and this keto condensed milk go very well together.
- Anything bready – I have so many keto bread recipes that marry well with this. My keto almond flour bread or my keto blueberry bread is perfect for it!
You can store this recipe in a glass mason jar or sealed jar in the fridge for 5 days. It will harden in the fridge because the butter solidifies and that’s ok!
If you intend to use it in your coffee as a coffee creamer, spoon the condensed milk into a blender and pour the hot coffee on top—blend, to combine.
You must blend coffee and condensed milk, or you will end up with two layers, coffee at the bottom and oil on top.
Rewarm harden condensed milk
Otherwise, you can bring the jar or the amount you want for your recipe into a small bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds or rewarm on the stove in a saucepan.
Give a good stir before serving to blend the flavors and remove any thin layer that could form on top of the jar.
Another option is to freeze this recipe in an ice cube tray. This makes it easier to thaw one serve at a time.
Simply fill each ice cube tray with 2 tablespoons of the recipe so you are sure it contains the net carbs per serving indicated in the nutrition panel below.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve listed below the answers to the most common questions about this recipe.
You can find the full nutrition information of this keto-sweetened condensed milk substitute after the recipe card below.
But overall, one serving of this recipe – 2 tablespoons – contains only 0.9 grams of net carbs and 133 kcal.
You can use this recipe as a creamer by spooning the condensed milk into a blender and pouring the hot coffee on top.
Then, blend on high speed to combine. You must blend the coffee and condensed milk, or you will end up with two layers, coffee at the bottom and oil on top.
No, you can’t replace the cream with coconut milk or coconut cream, it wouldn’t work.
Pairing Keto Recipes
Below I listed my best keto dessert recipes to make and serve in combination with this recipe:
Have you made this keto sugar-free sweetened condensed milk recipe? Share your review or comments below with me, or join me on Pinterest for more keto recipe inspiration!
Keto Condensed Milk
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- 1 ¼ cup Heavy Cream
- 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- ½ cup Sugar-free Powdered Sweetener NOT Crystal
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¾ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- In a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a light boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer the cream for about 10-12 minutes, uncovered. The cream will reduce in volume and evaporate and foam can form on top. Whisk every 1-2 minutes to prevent the cream from sticking or burning on the side of the saucepan.
- Remove from heat and whisk in butter, powdered erythritol, and vanilla extract
- When the butter has melted, sprinkle the xanthan gum all over the pan to avoid lumps and whisk vigorously to incorporate.
- Return the saucepan to medium heat again, keep whisking, and cooking for 3-5 minutes. Small bubbles should form on the side of the saucepan until the liquid thickens. If not thick enough to your liking, sprinkle an extra 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum all over the pan and keep cooking/stirring for an extra 2 minutes. Keep in mind that the liquid thickens even more when cooling down, so don't add too much extra gum!
- Cool down into a glass mason jar for 30 minutes before closing. When it reaches room temperature, it will thicken again, and it can be stored in the pantry for 2 days then in the fridge for up to 5 days. It will harden in the fridge as the butter solidify the mixture. Read my note below for tips
- Freeze in ice cube tray in single-serve portions. Defrost one portion at a time at room temperature into a small bowl.
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Cooking Method:One Pan
Preparation:5 Ingredients Or LessUnder 20 Minutes
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If I’m wanting to make the same amount as a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk, do you know how many servings I would put in to get 14 oz. And actually my recipe that I make 2 pies with calls for 3 cans. Since this has to condense, im even scared to double the recipe. Have you? Doubled or tripled it to cook?
Hi, I didn’t try to double or triple the recipe yet. this recipe serve about 10 oz,300 ml. I am not sure it will work as a replacement to real condensed milk in a recipe decided for store-bought condensed milk as it can var depending on the recipe you try to adapt.
Can I add vinegar preferably brown vinegar to make a mayonnaise instead of using as a desert
It’s far from a mayonnaise recipe, I don’t think it’s a great idea to use this as a base for mayonnaise I am sorry
After removing from the v stove to cool the butter separated from the cream mixture! Why did this happen. I followed the recipe. I did use Walmart brand Xanthan gum but that shouldn’t have caused this. Sad in North Georgia!
This never happened to me, I am not sure what happened here I am sorry to hear that.
Thankyou for this recipe – I’ve longed to make things with Condensed milk so now I can! YAY!
would this work with tinned coconut milk?
I didn’t add great success with dairy-free option in this recipe I am sorry
For the dairy intolerant, would this recipe work using homemade cashew milk? And Myoko’s cultured non-dairy butter? And stevia or zylitol instead of erythritol which I find hard to digest? I love your recipes and hope these daunting will work.
No it won’t work with dairy-free milk or dairy-free butter, it doesn’t thickened.
Thank you, this will be my first go at making keto condensed milk and the first time ever tried since I was a teen.
Thank you so much for suggesting a much healthier replacement for xanthan gum. This recipe looks great.
What can you replace the xanthum gum with? I am in Mexico and it is not readily available.
t won’t get think without gum I am sorry
Can you omit the xantham gum?
no, it’s the ingredient that thickened the mixture and turn it into a condensed milk texture!
Is it possible to freeze it?
I am sure you can freeze it in ice cube tray, so you can thaw one serve at a time. Enjoy, XOXO Carine
This is so yummy! And really enjoyed it in our coffee too. Recipe was very easy to follow. Thank you!