Sugar Free Condensed Milk

5 from 376 votes

This sugar free condensed milk is a low carb and keto take on classic sweetened condensed milk! Made with just 3 ingredients, you’ll use it in all your favorite keto desserts and baking! 1 gram net carb per serving. 

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Keto Condensed Milk

When it comes to homemade keto sweets, my favorite recipes to make are fudge, edible cookie dough, and this sugar free condensed milk.

If you ever have a sneak peek in my mom’s pantry, you’ll find a few odd things. While she does have the typical flour and sugar, you’ll also find rosewater extract, candied ginger, and several cans of condensed milk. It always baffles me WHY she has the sweetened condensed milk, as my mom’s sweet tooth is nonexistent. However, upon asking her, she said she always has some on hand to make a dulce de leche, classic fudge, or her one indulgence…Vietnamese iced coffee.

For those of you who haven’t tried this game changing drink before, Vietnamese coffee is a combination of strong coffee mixed with sweetened condensed milk. It is the perfect balance of dark and sweet, and when I make my own version, I always use my keto condensed milk.

Is condensed milk keto? 

Condensed milk, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut condensed milk are not keto friendly. They are predominantly made of carbs and a little fat, with most of them coming from sugar.

Luckily, you can easily make your own keto version which is just like the real thing! No sugar or additives are needed, but you’d never tell. The texture is sticky, thick, and pours easily. It’s very sweet and creamy, and perfect to use as you would with traditional condensed milk. 

I made my mom her favorite coffee the other day using this milk and she could NOT believe that it was sugar free and virtually zero carb- It tasted just like her beloved canned variety!

How do you make sugar free condensed milk? 

The Ingredients

  • Heavy cream– Bring your heavy cream to room temperature, before using it to make this recipe. 
  • Butter– Unsalted and softened butter. You can also use dairy free butter. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice– Any sugar free sweetener can be used. I prefer using monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. 
  • Vanilla extract– Optional, but gives a light vanilla flavor.

The Instructions

In a small saucepan, add all your ingredients and mix well. On medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil, while stirring regularly. Once it begins to boil, reduce to very low heat, to a gentle simmer. Let it simmer for around 45 minutes until it has reduced and thickened.

Now, transfer the unsweetened condensed milk into a glass jar or heatproof container. Let it cool completely, before refrigerating for at least 4 hours, for it to thicken further. 

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Tips to make the best keto condensed milk

  • The longer you let the condensed milk simmer, the thicker it will become. However, be sure to mix it regularly, to ensure the bottom of the pan does not scorch.
  • For a sweeter and richer flavor, use sugar free brown sugar
  • Do not substitute any of the ingredients out, otherwise, it will not turn out well. Heavy cream is the best form of ‘keto milk’. 

How to store and freeze condensed milk

  • To store: Leftover condensed milk should always be stored in the refrigerator, to avoid any spoilage. It will keep well, covered, for up to 4 weeks. Before using it, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, for it to loosen up. 
  • To freeze: Place the condensed milk in a sealable container, and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

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Sugar Free Keto Condensed Milk

This sugar free condensed milk is a low carb and keto take on sweetened condensed milk! Made with just 3 ingredients, this takes less than 10 minutes to make!
5 from 376 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 10 1/4 cup servings
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all your ingredients into a small saucepan.
  • On medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Stir regularly, until it begins to simmer. Once it begins to simmer, reduce the heat to very low. Let the condensed milk simmer for around 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and allow it to cool down completely. Once cool, transfer to a glass jar or container and refrigerate.

Notes

* Monk fruit sweetener, erythritol, allulose, or sugar free brown sugar.
TO STORE: Leftover condensed milk should always be stored in the refrigerator, to avoid any spoilage. It will keep well, covered, for up to 4 weeks. Before using it, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, for it to loosen up. 
TO FREEZE: Place the condensed milk in a sealable container, and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/4 cup serving | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1016IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | NET CARBS: 1g
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    19 thoughts on “Sugar Free Condensed Milk

    1. The recipe says cook 10 minutes. The instructions say cook approximately 45 minutes. Which would be correct? Thank you.

    2. I simmered mine for 50 minutes and I’m disappointed it is not thicker, I thought it would be thick like Sweetened Condensed milk. Did yours get that thick?

    3. Please respond to the Xantham gum, not Xantham gum. Should I add some?
      I used Lakanto brand MonkFruit Sweetner, with Erythritol, available at Walmart.
      Not sure sure why mine came out pretty thin, compared to Sweeten condensed milk.

    4. 5 stars
      THANK YOU for this recipe!

      1 question: How much should it be reduced by? I was aiming for 14 oz (same as a store-bought can, for recipes; Had to cook almost two hours before it thickened, and ended up with a wee bit more than 16 oz.

      So I started with 2 3/4 cups, down to 2+ cups–does that seem about right?

    5. Are there any other recipes on the site (besides the key lime pie, which was great!) that use this sugar-free condensed milk? I have leftovers and would like to try to use it for something else.

    6. Bless you for this! I’ve always loved Vietnamese style coffee and during the pandemic have gotten in the habit of making it at home. Want to go back on keto and it’s one of the few things I’d really miss! Can’t wait to make your version, just need to track down the xantham gum.

    7. Arman
      Your recipes are amazing! You need to add a “recipe box” type function to your site so we can save the ones we love and make often to retrieve them quickly the next time we want to make them. I’m tree friendly and don’t print but would love to be able to go to my own “saves”. ❤️🙏😘

    8. This is wonderful!!!! Great for banana pudding. Can’t wait to try it on other desserts!

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