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I don’t know about you, but I always had a tin of condensed milk in the back of the cupboard in the kitchen, growing up. It was one of those items that my mother always made sure we had, and she’d make the most delicious desserts with it. As you’ll see from these desserts with condensed milk recipes, it’s a super versatile ingredient – and it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
210 Desserts with Condensed Milk
Have you ever wondered what condensed milk is, exactly? Well, it’s actually made from cow’s milk. Sugar is added and water content is removed, leaving the sticky, sweet, and thick ingredient that is condensed milk.
As you can imagine, the sweet treat is perfect for desserts and other sweet treats. Let’s take a look at some, so I can prove my point.
Pudding Desserts with Condensed Milk
Condensed milk is kept in tins (or cans, if you prefer), which means that it doesn’t need to be refrigerated until after it’s been opened. It’s a great ingredient to have tucked away at the back of the cupboard… just in case. Many of the treats on this list can be whipped up with very little time and effort.
There is something in this list of delicious desserts with condensed milk for everyone. Whether you’re in the market for something fruity, super sweet, minty, or healthy, there’s a treat for you. Let’s jump in, shall we?
- Passion Fruit and Lime Pudding by Good to Know
- Rice Pudding with Condensed Milk by Food from Portugal on Yummly
- Agar Agar Milk Pudding with Condensed Milk and Raspberry by So Yummy Recipes
- Raspberry and Mascarpone Sponge Pudding by Curly’s Cooking
- Condensed Milk, Lemon, and Gingernut Pudding by SBS AU
- Vegan Blood Orange and Pistachio Pudding Pots by Tesco Real Food
- Apple Meringue Pudding by Rosana McPhee at GBC
- Light Banoffee Pots by Carnation
- Coconut Rice Pudding with Lime by Good to Know
- Peppermint Cream Parfait by Tesco Real Food
Chocolate Desserts with Condensed Milk
If, like me, you have a super-sweet tooth and happen to love chocolate, these chocolate desserts with condensed milk are definitely worth a moment of your time. It doesn’t matter whether you’re preparing for a dinner party, a party-party, or just an intimate dinner for two, I’ve got you covered.
Cookies, clusters, trifles, gateau, puddings… You’ll find the lot right here, in a mix of flavours and tastes. My personal favourite is definitely number nine, but what are your thoughts? Have you found your favourite yet?
- White Chocolate Snowball Cookies Recipe by Tesco Real Food
- No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream Meringue Gateau by Fuss Free Flavours
- Coconut Chocolate Mousse with Crispy Coconut Clusters by GBC Kitchen
- Molten White Chocolate Pudding by Manu’s Menu
- Lemon and White Chocolate Trifle by Carnation
- Condensed Milk Rocky Road by Taste AU
- Chocolate Mint Slice by Bake Play Smile
- Double Chocolate Bread Pudding by My Recipes
- Brownie Trifle with Condensed Milk and Red Fruit Compote by Live Love Yummy
- After Eight Tiramisu by Carnation
Fruity Desserts with Condensed Milk
Condensed milk was a big hit after the Civil War in America, when fresh milk was hard to store and transport. With its long shelf-life, it could be stored and transported with ease, and kept in the back of the cupboard or pantry for months and potentially even years.
The milk product is still made from cow’s milk, so it’s not an ingredient suitable for vegetarians or vegans. Thankfully, there are alternatives and substitutions to consider. You’ll find a link to those at the end of this post. For now, though, let’s get to the fruity desserts with condensed milk.
- Quick and Easy Mango Fool by Good to Know
- Blackberry and Pistachio Ice Cream Eton Mess by Vikalinka
- Passion Fruit Mousse by Tesco Real Food
- Low-Fat Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake Pots by Asda
- Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Bites by Carnation
- Creamy Lemon Buttercrust Slice by Taste AU
- Frozen Strawberry Trifle by Tesco Real Food
- Passion Fruit Slice by Bake Play Smile
- Banoffee Trifle by Tinned Tomatoes
- Peaches and Cream Cheesecake Bars by Carnation
Boozy Desserts with Condensed Milk
If you like your desserts nice n’ boozy, you’ve definitely come to the right place. I’ve found ten recipes that’ll tick pretty much every box. Whether it’s Baileys, Malibu, Guinness, whisky, or something else in your alcohol cupboard or bar, you can make a tasty dessert treat… or y’know, just a sweet snack for any ol’ time of the day!
The one thing you should remember about desserts with condensed milk is to eat them sparingly. The milk has a very high sugar content, and you’ll no doubt add to that with other ingredients. It’s a sweet treat for every now and then, but definitely not for regular consumption.
- Caramelised Pineapple with Malibu Ice Cream by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- No-Churn Baileys and Christmas Pudding Ice Cream by Waitrose
- Boozy Tiramisu Bombe by Olive Magazine
- Rum Ball Cheesecake by Taste AU
- Spiced Guinness Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Drizzle by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Boozy Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Fudge by Baking Queen 74
- Whisky Caramel Oat Shortbread Sandwiches by Tesco Real Food
- Boozy Banoffee Pie by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- White Peach Mimosa Trifle by Taste AU
- Guinness Punch Pie by Melissa Thompson at GBC
Coffee Desserts with Condensed Milk
Nestle might lead you to believe that New Yorker, Gail Borden Jr. created condensed milk for the first time in 1853, but there are conflicting reports about the origins of the long-life dairy product. A French inventor and confectioner, Nicolas Appert, was said to have first made condensed milk in 1820, a little more than three decades before.
Although condensed milk first gained in popularity after the Civil War, it was also a common household staple after World War I. This was, again, due to storage and transportation problems.
Anyway, history lesson out the way, let’s dive into the world of coffee desserts with condensed milk, shall we?
- Vietnamese Coffee-Inspired Cheesecake by Tesco Real Food
- Tiramisu Tres Leches Cakes by Tasty
- Quick and Easy Tiramisu by BBC Good Food
- Coffee Jelly by Woman Scribbles
- Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes by Carnation
- Condensed Milk and Coffee Panna Cottas by Tesco Real Food
- Espresso Pecan Pie by A Life of Geekery
- Creamy Coffee Fudge by Carnation
- Espresso Martini Ice Cream Sandwiches by Tasty
- Coffee Walnut Millionaire’s Shortbread by BBC Good Food
Buns, Puffs, Muffins, and Cupcakes with Condensed Milk
In the UK, we usually use condensed milk in desserts, such as the buns, puffs, muffins, and cupcakes you’ll see in this section. In other places of the world, it’s used instead of milk in drinks, such as coffee. Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Valencia, Myanmar, and more, you’ll likely find it used more in drinks than in food.
You’re going to find a number of other uses for condensed milk in this post. Ice cream, fudge, cakes, cheesecakes, buns, and so much more. My mouth was watering as I researched!
- Sticky Chocolate Drop Cakes by BBC Good Food
- Cinnamon Buns by Ocado
- Toffee Crispy Cakes by Tesco Real Food
- Chocolate Drizzle Cupcakes by Carnation
- Thai Iced Tea Cupcakes with Condensed Milk Vanilla Bean by Delishar at Yummly
- Sweetie Cupcakes by James Martin
- Vanilla Fairy Cakes by Good to Know
- Smarties Cupcakes by Kirstie Allsopp at Good to Know
- Plantain Puffs by BBC Good Food
- Carnation Flowerpot Blueberry Muffins by Tesco Real Food
Dessert Slices with Condensed Milk
Slices are a great way to feed dessert to the masses, such as at a buffet or big group event. Thankfully, I’ve got you covered in that department, too. All of the following slice-based desserts are made with condensed milk.
Here’s a fun fact for you, too: Condensed milk does not and will not freeze. It’ll turn slushy, but it’ll never form into a full solid. That’s why it’s great for making ice cream at home, but we’ll dive into that particular subject in just a moment.
- Creamy Lemon Slice by Bake Play Smile
- Aero Bubble Fridge Slice by Carnation
- Milk Chocolate Coconut No Bake Slice by Taste AU
- Caramel Passion Fruit Slice by BBC Good Food
- Ginger Caramel Slice by Taste AU
- Apricot Coconut Slice by Bake Play Smile
- Marshmallow Caramel Slice by Slurrp
- S’mores Slice by Carnation
- Maltesers Slice by Taste AU
- No Bake Caramilk Slice by Bake Play Smile
Pie Desserts with Condensed Milk
If cheesecakes and slices aren’t your thing, how about pie-based desserts instead? This is a great idea for families or dinner parties, served up with ice cream, single or double cream, squirty cream, custard, etc.
Just like condensed milk itself, these desserts are usually safe for up to three days when kept in the fridge… if they last that long, of course. If I served these up to my family and friends, they’d be snapped up in an instant.
- Macadamia Raspberry Pie by A Life of Geekery
- Boozy Coco-Lime Pie by Olive Magazine
- Key Lime Pie by BBC Good Food
- Spelt Chocolate Pie with Homemade Caramel and Rolo Chocolate Ganache by The Spelt Kitchen
- Gluten-Free Banoffee Pie by Tesco Real Food
- Autumn Mississippi Mud Pie by Vikalinka
- St. Clement’s Pie by BBC Good Food
- Pecan Pie by Ocado
- Toasted Coconut and Lime Pie by BBC Good Food
- Rye, Chocolate, and Cinnamon Banoffee Pie by GBC Kitchen
Tarts and Flans with Condensed Milk
If you need to thicken condensed milk, experts advise using lemon juice. The acid in lemon juice (and other citrus juices) transforms the milk into a much thicker product without the need to pop it on the stove and heat it up.
If you want a smoother consistency, chefs suggest throwing in a touch of baking soda. Condensed milk is commonly used as an addition to many different baking recipes. It can help to colour the dessert, make the flavour sweeter and richer, and helps to create a moist and fluffy product.
- Key Lime Tarts by Olive Magazine
- Banana Tarte Tatin with Malai Ice Cream by Nadiya Hussain at The Happy Foodie
- Pumpkin Custard Tartlets with Blue Cheese Chantilly by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Gypsy Tart by Asda
- Mini Passion Fruit Condensed Milk Tarts by Taste AU
- Creamy Lemon Flan by Asda
- Orange Flan by Waitrose
- Mini Lime Meringue Tarts by Tesco Real Food
- Toffee Apple Tart by Jamie Oliver
- Condensed Milk Yoghurt Tart by Mood Meals at Yummly
Blondies and Brownies with Condensed Milk Recipes
You’ll usually find condensed milk in the baking section of most British supermarkets, but you know how they like to switch things up and move things around, confusing the average shopper. (It’s me. I’m the average shopper who gets lost when they move things around in the supermarket.)
Anyway, my own personal shopping problem aside, a can of condensed milk will last for years tucked away in the back of your cupboard. It’s a common addition to many apocalypse food stashes, and you can make really delicious blondies and brownies with it. Just take a peek at these recipes if you don’t believe me:
- Condensed Milk Fudge Topped Brownies by The Gardening Foodie
- Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies by Olive Magazine
- Mars Bar Condensed Milk Blondies by Lights Camera Bake
- One Bowl Lemon Brownies by The Gardening Foodie
- Red Velvet Millionaire’s Brownies by Kitchen Mason
- Caramel Pecan Brownies by Lights Camera Bake
- Milk Bottle Blondies by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Condensed Milk Fudge Swirls Brownies by Taste AU
- Warm Fudgy Brownies with Chocolate Swirl Ice Cream by The Gardening Foodie
- Caramel Stuffed Brownies by Lights Camera Bake
Cookies with Condensed Milk Ideas
If brownies and blondies aren’t ticking all the right boxes for you, please allow me to present the cookies with condensed milk ideas section of this post. I’m a big fan of cookies. I’ve always got a packet or two in the cupboard. They’re the first thing I reach for, along with a good ol’ cup of tea, when I’m feeling stressed.
How do you feel about Nutella cookies, or butterscotch cookies, or raspberry and white chocolate cookies? I hope they make your mouth water because you’ll find the recipes below.
- Simple Condensed Milk Cookies by Cooking with My Kids
- Chocolate Stuffed Fudge Cookie Bars by Lights Camera Bake
- Gooey Nutella Condensed Milk Cookie Bars by Butter Baking at Yummly
- Double Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Cookies by Carnation
- Caramel Cookies by Lights Camera Bake
- Carnation Raspberry White Choc Chunk Cookies by Asda
- Condensed Milk Shortbread Cookies by The Gardening Foodie
- Gooey Butterscotch Cookie Bars by Lights Camera Bake
- White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Cooking with My Kids
- Caramel Marshmallow Cookie Bars by Lights Camera Bake
Shortbread with Condensed Milk Treats
Were you aware that you could make shortbread with condensed milk? I wasn’t, but now that I am, I plan to make pretty much every single recipe on this list – and I think you’re going to like one or two of them (at least) yourself.
These are great to give away as gifts, or to take to parties/school events/etc. What’s more, they’re delicious, nice and crumbly, and just the thing to dunk in a hot cup of tea. That’s my opinion, anyway.
- Stem Ginger Millionaire’s Shortbread by Carnation
- Salted Peanut Caramel Peanut Shortbread Crumb Bars by The Culinary Jumble
- Easy Millionaire’s Shortbread by BBC Good Food
- White Chocolate Millionaire’s Shortbread by Cooking with My Kids
- Caramel Brownies by Lights Camera Bake
- Banoffee Millionaire’s Shortbread by Carnation
- Terry’s Chocolate Orange Millionaire’s Shortbread by Jane’s Patisserie
- Easy Chocolate Orange Caramel Shortbread by Kitchen Mason
- Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaire’s Shortbread by Carnation
- Biscoff Millionaire’s Shortbread by Cooking with My Kids
Fudge with Condensed Milk Recipes
One of the most common home recipes made with condensed milk is fudge. The high moisture content and sweet flavour is perfect for fudge, and the high sugar content helps to make it a long-lasting sweet treat.
If you’re lactose intolerant, I’m afraid most of these desserts with condensed milk are going to cause you a little trouble. Condensed milk is still a dairy product, so it’s going to cause all the same problems that regular milk would. (Sorry to burst your bubble like that.)
- Classic Fudge by Olive Magazine
- Baileys Fudge by Carnation
- White Forest Fudge by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Maple Fudge by Cooking with My Kids
- Percy Pig Fudge by Ocado
- Eggnog Fudge by Waitrose
- Three Ingredient Mini Egg Fudge by Fuss Free Flavours
- Slow Cooker Black Forest Fudge by Baking Queen 74
- Kinder Bueno Fudge by Lights Camera Bake
- Raspberry and White Chocolate Fudge by Carnation
Cheesecakes with Condensed Milk
Cheesecake is my absolute favourite dessert. It doesn’t really matter what the topping is, I love them all. It’s a really versatile dessert, too. You can have it with fruit, chocolate, toffee, or a wide range of other flavours. You can also make it with a mix of different ingredients, including condensed milk.
Just look at these ten cheesecakes with condensed milk if you don’t believe me. My personal favourite is the first one, but what about you?
- Frozen Peanut Millionaire’s Cheesecake by Carnation
- Mojito-Style Cheesecake by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- No-Bake Summer Fruits Cheesecake by Neil’s Healthy Meals
- Raspberry and Orange Cheesecake by Waitrose
- Cardamon and Raspberry Cheesecake by Ocado
- Lime Semifreddo Cheesecake by BBC Good Food
- Vegan Vanilla Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce by Carnation
- Moscow Mule Cheesecake by Taste AU
- Snickers Cheesecake by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Lemon Crunch Cheesecake by Neil’s Healthy Meals
- No-Bake Caramel Cheesecake by Apply to Face
- Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes by Carnation
- Kulfi Cheesecake by Asda
- No-Bake Custard Cream Cheesecake by Good to Know
- Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake by Tasty
Cakes with Condensed Milk
If you’ve got a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion to bake a cake for, perhaps you should consider some of these cakes with condensed milk ideas? They’re easily decorated and tweaked for a specific theme or event, and they’re all delicious enough that everyone will love them. That’s if they last long enough to serve up, of course.
I’ve actually made the After Eight mint fondant chocolate brownie cake, and it’s every bit as delicious as you’d think. It didn’t even last long enough to take a photo, but I have no doubt I’ll make it again!
- Coconut and Lime Curd Condensed Milk Cake by I’d Much Rather Bake Than…
- Butterscotch and Honeycomb Bundt Cake by Tesco Real Food
- After Eight Mint Fondant Chocolate Brownie Cake by The Culinary Jumble
- Sticky Date and Pistachio Cake by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Milo and Condensed Milk Cake by Mood Meals at Yummly
- Coconut Milk Loaf Cake by Olive Magazine
- Chocolate and Caramel Ice Cream Bundt Cake by Tesco Real Food
- Condensed Milk Coffee Cake by Best Recipes Australia at Yummly
- After Eight Chocolate Loaf Cake by Carnation
- Ultimate Egg-Free Chocolate Cake by Tesco Real Food
Ice Cream with Condensed Milk
I’ve already mentioned making ice cream with condensed milk, and it was something I knew you could do, but I wasn’t really aware of just how many options there were when it comes to flavours. With summer coming up, these will be a delicious hot weather treat.
Condensed milk actually has many benefits… if you overlook the high sugar content (45%). Despite that, you’ll still benefit from the vitamins (A, B12, and D), calcium, protein, phosphorous, and riboflavin in the cow’s milk.
- Jasmine Rice Ice Cream with Dulce de Leche and Wasabi by Tom Anglesea at GBC
- Lychee and Rosewater Ice Cream by BBC Good Food
- Nonya Kaya Coconut Ice Cream by Olive Magazine
- Blackberry and Lemon Cheesecake Ice Cream by Tesco Real Food
- Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream by Asda
- No-Churn Salted Caramel Bourbon Ice Cream by Nigella Lawson
- Easy Maple Syrup Ice Cream by Fuss Free Flavours
- Apple Crumble Ice Cream by Waitrose
- No-Churn Blackcurrant Ice Cream by Baking Queen 74
- Roasted Banana Caramel Swirl Ice Cream by Olive Magazine
Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream) Desserts with Condensed Milk
If you’re on the hunt for an ice cream-like dish that’s a little creamier, thicker, and more luxurious, Kulfi is definitely worth your time. This Indian ice cream originates from Delhi and is thought to have been enjoyed since around the sixteenth century. It’s now a common addition in places such as Trinidad and Tobago, Sri Lanka, and other parts of the Middle East.
Traditionally, Kufli flavours would include pistachio, saffron, mano, cardamon, rose, or cream. These days, you can create and enjoy pretty every flavour you could think of. You can even add it to a dessert rather than eat it alone, such as pie and ice cream.
- Mango and Lime Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream) by Tesco Real Food
- Chai Kulfi Affogato by Delicious Magazine
- Honey, Pistachio, and Saffron Kulfi by SBS AU
- Raspberry and Rosewater Kulfi with Toasted Almond Sprinkles by Olive Magazine
- Plum Kulfi by BBC Good Food
- Raspberry and Rose Kulfi by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Strawberry Kulfi by Alfred Prasad at GBC
- Mango and Pistachio Kulfi with Golden Snaps by Tesco Real Food
- Rose-Flavoured Kulfi by SBS AU
- Mango Kulfi by Peter Joseph at GBC
Desserts with Condensed Milk from Around the World
We’re going to travel around the world for a moment. Many countries around the world use condensed milk in a wide range of desserts, ranging from bread pudding to shaved ice and everything in between.
Thankfully, if you’re of the vegetarian, vegan, or otherwise plant-based persuasion, there are vegan versions of condensed milk on the market, so you don’t ever need to miss out on all the fun and deliciousness. Rather than cow’s milk, vegan condensed milk is made from rice and oats, but still retains the same texture and flavour.
- Ponche de Crème Bread Pudding by BBC Good Food
- Leche Flan (Filipino Dessert) by Olive Magazine
- Om Ali (Egyptian Pudding) by Tesco Real Food
- Bhapa Doi with Alphonso Mango and Lime Jelly by Sameer Taneja at GBC
- Ukrainian Pashka with Condensed Milk by Ukrainian Recipes at Yummly
- Carrot Halwa by Tesco Real Food
- Northern Irish Fifteens by BBC Good Food
- Firni (Indian Set Rice Pudding) by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- Western Indian Basundi by Swathsi’s Recipes
- Philippine Yema Rolls by Woman Scribbles
- Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding) by Tesco Real Food
- Pudim de Leite (Crème Caramel) by Marcello Tully at GBC
- Thai Roti with Banana, Cinnamon, and Condensed Milk by Food24 at Yummly
- Mango Bingsu (Korean Shaved Ice) by Greedy Gourmet
- Mishti Doi with Pomegranate and Mint by Will Bowlby at GBC
- Brazilian Brigadeiro by Tesco Real Food
- Chinese Fried Mantou with Condensed Milk by China Sichuan Food at Yummly
- Malaysian Honeycomb Cake by Raspberri Cupcakes
- Cinnamon Eggy Bead (Rabanada) by Asda
- Scottish Tablet by BBC Good Food
- Traditional Indian Coconut Ladoo by Tesco Real Food
- Indian Kalakand by Swathsi’s Recipes
- Bolo Baeta (Brazilian Milk Cake) by Good to Know
- Tres Leches Cake (Milk Cake) by BBC Good Food
- Vietnamese Coffee Loaf Cake by Olive Magazine
Little Bites: Other Desserts with Condensed Milk
Many people, me included, get evaporated milk and condensed milk mixed up, but they are slightly different products. Unsweetened condensed milk is most similar to evaporated milk. The latter does not have sugar or sweeteners added, although they both consist of removing the water content from cow’s milk.
Sweetened condensed milk, does have added sugar.
Anyway, now we’ve cleared that up, let’s get to the next batch of desserts with condensed milk, which are what I like to call ‘little bites’.
- Salted Caramel Nut Bites by James Martin
- Fudge and Knickerbocker Glory by James Martin
- Sugar Plum Cheesecake Bites by Sainsbury’s Magazine
- White Chocolate, Coconut, and Apricot Balls by Bake Play Smile
- Condensed Milk Toast Tower by Tastemade at Yummly
- Father’s Day Macaroons by Tesco Real Food
- S’mores Dip by Tesco Real Food
- Coconut Ice Squares by BBC Good Food
- Biscuity Chocolate Truffles by Tesco Real Food
- Cream Cheese Cinnamon Squares by Hovkonditorn
And that’s all, folks. You have officially reached the end of my list of 210 desserts with condensed milk. Has something caught your eye? Tickled your pickle? Floated your boat? I want to shove all of them in my face, but it’s probably for the best that I don’t… for my heart and my hips!
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