What can i sub for condensed milk?

Are you out of condensed milk? Did your recipe call for condensed milk but the store was out of it? Fear not, my friend! I am here to save the day with a list of substitutes that will have your recipe tasting just as sweet.

First things first

Before we get into the substitutes for condensed milk, let’s quickly recap what exactly is condensed milk. Condensed milk is cow’s milk from which water has been removed and to which sugar has been added, yielding a very thick and sweet product that can last for years without refrigeration if unopened.

Now that we know what we’re dealing with, let’s move on to some alternatives shall we?

1. Powdered Milk

If you’ve got powderedsugar in your pantry then this substitute should be easy peasy lemon squeezy. As an alternative to using liquid evaporated or whole milk in recipes requiring condensed cow’s milk at equal parts mix powdered sugar and dry powdered soy by shaking them together thoroughly

- 1 cup powdered sugar 
- 1 cup nonfat dry powdered soy 

Add both ingredients into jar with tight lid.
Shake well till uniformly combined.
Use as directed replacing canned brands"

A tablespoon (lbs cut up semi-sweet chocolate)

The specific amount does depend on how much coffee/chocolate flavor and color intensity desired.

Pour boiling hot cream onto evenly chopped chocolate pieces breaking the pieces one sitting still until melted completely then mixing remaining solids gently thereby creating ganache good enough for use!

Just thought i’d remind those who don’t already know… Ganache looks like diarrhea until mixed properly


  • Not advisable unless ready blend consistency
  • Honey taste dulls after applied heat during cooking process so add plenty according to your preference

Honey might work if you’re looking to add sweetness to your recipe. However, it’s important to note that honey can be a bit runnier than condensed milk so use with caution.

2. Coconut Cream

Coconut cream is another popular substitute for condensed milk due to its natural sweetness and thickness in molasses color appearance when stirred vigorously before opening.
It has the added bonus of giving your dish a tropical flair while still providing the sweet creaminess you’re after.

To swap out coconut juice for sweetened condensed cow milk begin by unrefrigerated canned or resealable carton package then mix equal amounts better yet till right substitution achieved/

- Unsweetened homemade coconut milk or commercial unpasteurized) (1 cup)
- Coconut sugar/brown (1/2 - 3/4 cups)


Combine ingredients into medium sized mixing bowl 
Stir mixture until thoroughly mixed with uniform consistency
Use immediately as direct replacement ingredient(s).

Keep in mind that coconut will add some flavor to your recipe so make sure it complements your other ingredients.

Full Fat Greek Yoghurt

This thick tangy slightly sour naturally creamy sub -makes meal prep healthier besides adding nutricious value to help support body functions thereby guarding against disease over time-

Full fat greek yogurt can also work as a substitute but may not provide the exact same amount of sweetness as condensed milk depending on which brand used

3. Evaporated Milk + Sugar

Mixing together evaporated milk and white granulated sugar will produce something similarly thick and sweet especially if reduced first in open pan until dense syrup forms giving pure taste meanwhile appearing almost like mirage at times just before turning caramelized from excessive heat application

Just keep an eye on it while reducing otherwise you’ll end up burning all those sugars!

Note: In case you were unaware, evaporated milk is fresh whole cows’ obtaining palliative nutriment beneficial for breastfeeding infants by vaporizing 60% of liquid content leaving a condensed semi-solid rich material meant to be stored canned, sealed and used when needed.


There you have it folks! A list of substitutes that can replace your beloved condensed milk in any recipe. Whether you’re dairy-free or simply ran out, there’s no reason to fret.
You now have the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure your dish ends up sweet and delectable just as it should. So go forth my friend onto sweeter pastures!

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