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How to Make Keto Condensed Milk

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Store bought condensed milk is loaded with sugar and all sorts of preservatives that don’t fit with a whole foods based keto lifestyle. Making your own low-carb version is super easy. Whether you choose to include dairy or prefer dairy-free, this post will show you how to make both step-by-step.

The dairy-free version uses just coconut milk and low-carb sweetener and the dairy version includes just butter, cream, almond milk and a keto-friendly sweetener. You can optionally add vanilla or cinnamon, or even skip the sweetener if you prefer not to use any.

Both regular and dairy-free versions of our keto condensed milk work really well when making fat bombs and treats like the Dulce De Leche Squares from my Fat Bombs Book which is exaclty what I used to make them. You can buy my book here on Amazon and most major book stores if you’re a fat bomb fan!

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Tips for the Perfect Keto Condensed Milk

  • The dairy-free keto condensed milk (using coconut milk) will be runny at first but may thicken as it chills especially once you place it in the fridge. To make it runny, simply heat it up. Store for 1 week in the fridge in a sealed jar.
  • The cream-based ket condensed milk — as per this recipe — will make 2 to 2 1/2 cups, while the dairy-free keto condensed milk will make 1 3/4 to 2 cups. The exact volume will depend on how much you reduce the liquid. The more you reduce it, the creamier it will become.
  • Find the right temperature. When boiling your coconut milk or cream, find the temperature that allows it to simmer without overflowing. Start at medium high and once boiling, reduce to low.
  • Sweetener can either be added and cooked together with the cream or coconut milk, or it can be added after the milk is reduced. We tried both and it didn't make a difference. You may want to add the sweetener after the cooking only because the mixture will be sweeter as it gets reduced. You can then use sweetener to taste.
  • If you want to make a nut-free condensed milk with cream, use seed milk such as poppy seed milk instead of almond milk, or try tigernut milk (tigernuts are a vegetable, a type of tuber).

How To Use Keto Condensed Milk

Our keto condensed milk has been tried and tested in many recipes — the options are endless! Check out some of these low-carb recipes:

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Serving size 1 tbsp/ 15 ml

Allergy information for How to Make Keto Condensed Milk

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Vegan

Notes

  • Recipe can be made dairy-free or coconut-free.
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Nutritional values (per serving, 1 tbsp/ 15 ml)

Net carbs0.5 grams
Protein0.4 grams
Fat7.3 grams
Calories70 kcal

Calories from carbs 3%, protein 2%, fat 95%

Total carbs0.6 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars0.5 gramsSaturated fat4.5 gramsSodium13 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium3 mg(1% RDA)Potassium35 mg(2% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 2 cups)

Instructions

  1. Place the butter into a pan. Cook over a medium heat until it starts to foam and brown slightly. This will take just a few minutes and keep an eye on it to prevent burning. How to Make Keto Condensed Milk
  2. Add the cream and almond milk. Don't worry when you see the butter floating on top at first. Add the sweetener and mix until well combined. How to Make Keto Condensed Milk
  3. Bring to a boil over a medium-high heat. Once it starts simmering, turn the heat down to low. Reduce to about half of the volume. This will take 30 to 45 minutes. How to Make Keto Condensed Milk
  4. When done, remove from the heat and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  5. Blend using an immersion blender until smooth and creamy (this will help remove any clumps). Optionally, you can blend in some vanilla or cinnamon. How to Make Keto Condensed Milk
  6. Pour in a jar. Store for 1 week in the fridge in a sealed jar. This keto condensed milk will be runny at first but thicken more in the fridge. How to Make Keto Condensed Milk
  7. For dairy-free condensed coconut milk, follow the instructions here. The dairy-free keto condensed milk with coconut milk will thicken more than the dairy-base keto condensed milk. If it gets too thick, gently reheat before using or simply use a spoon. How to Make Keto Condensed Milk
  8. Feel free to use just like condensed milk maybe by making a batch of our Keto Coffee Creamer — it's amazing! How to Make Keto Condensed Milk

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 tbsp/ 15 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0 g1.4 g13 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.4 g0.3 g5.7 g55 kcal
Almond milk natural (unsweetened)
0.1 g0.1 g0.2 g2 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 tbsp/ 15 ml
0.5 g0.4 g7.3 g70 kcal

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I was wondering how heavy whipping cream is dairy free? I'm lactose intolerant...what else can be used instead? thanks

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Hi Peggy, the dairy-free option is mentioned in the post (not in this recipe but it is in the video recipe when you play it). Full recipe here: Dairy-Free Keto Condensed Milk

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Hi Martina,
Just made your dairy coffee creamer and I'm wondering if I did something wrong. It keeps separating into 3 layers, butter on top. I blended it with an immersion blender when it cooled but still separating. Tastes good though.
Any ideas?

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This was truly delicious! I had my non-keto family try and they were also incredibly impressed. I used it to make Thai iced tea and was in heaven! I have a question about the allulose. I have a liquid version of it - could I use that in this recipe? Would it be the same amount? Thanks for all you do!

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I'm happy you enjoyed! I think that liquid allulose should work. I haven't tried it in this recipe but I think it will be just as good as the granulated version 😊

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This is going to sound like a strange question, but could I freeze this? I made a wonderful batch a couple of weeks ago and used some of it to make your keto white chocolate for my husband (we have yet to taste it!!) but I have a glass jar of the dairy version of the condensed milk left over which I want to use to make the key lime poke cake next weekend or the one after. Obviously I don't want it to go off in my fridge although it runs quite cold, so could I freeze the remainder of the condensed milk now and use it later for the poke cake? So far it looks pristine in my fridge, I'm keeping the jar firmly closed! Thanks 😊

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Hi Anu, I'm sorry it took so long to reply to your comment. I was working on a new book and had to meet a tight deadline. Anyway, I'm back! 😊
You can definitely freeze the condensed milk! I'd pour it in an ice tray so you can then use as much as you need.
I haven't frozen the creamer that uses condensed milk (just in case you want to do that). I know you can freeze cream but you may get small clumps if the fat separates.

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Thanks Martina! No worries, I ended up using most of the condensed milk so I didn't to freeeze anything this time, and it kept just fine in the back of my fridge, tightly sealed 😊 Next time I know I can freeze this, although this is so delicious I don't think it will last very long!

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Glad you liked it so much!

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