Keto Condensed ‘Milk’ (w/ Dairy-Free Option!)

by hungryelephant

So many recipes these days call for condensed milk.. and if it’s a recipe you are trying to make keto, you’re often left wondering ‘What the heck can I do?”.. If you’re anything like me, I usually just skipped it to make something else.

Now you don’t have too! This condensed milk is SUPER easy and only 3 ingredients. There is also a dairy free & vegan option available.



Since we are keto, the best thing to use, instead of milk, is heavy whipping cream. Milk has too much sugar to use, so we cut the carbs and use cream instead.

Let’s keep in mind for when you are making this. When you boil the cream, all the excess water boils off. So while you start with 2 cups, you end up with half that – roughly 1 cup. So keep that in mind when you are making condensed cream to use in a separate recipe.

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Two helpful tips for making keto condensed milk, especially when using cream, is to stir frequently. You don’t want to leave it for a long time since then it will burn and leave flecks of brown.

IF you do happen to slightly burn the bottom, it won’t alter the taste at all! However the brown flecks can look unappetizing. Luckily you are can run it through a sieve and it will be nice and creamy without the chunks of burnt cream.

The other tip is to use a pan, like a wok. The wider the pan, the faster it will condense. Just make sure it is somewhat deep as you don’t want it to overflow.

If you want to make a dairy free condensed milk, the process is the same.. just replace the milk with coconut milk and take out the butter!


Keto Condensed 'Milk' (w/ Dairy-Free Option!)

Keto Condensed 'Milk' (w/ Dairy-Free Option!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Condensed milk, now fully keto! This is sugar free, delicious and dreamy! it can be enjoyed by itself or used in a separate recipe.



In a pan, melt the butter on medium-high heat.

Scoop in the sugar substitute and vanilla. Stir together.

Pour in the heavy cream.

Stir continuously and bring to a boil.

Once the cream starts to boil, turn down the heat to medium-low, continue stirring.

The cream should start to settle down and just simmer. You can now stop stirring continuously.

Let the cream simmer until it has reduced by HALF. Stir frequently so it does not burn to the pan. (see tip above if it burns)

When your cream is done, it should be a pale yellow colour and the consistency of pudding. Take a clean spoon and dip it into the cream. If it covers the back of the spoon when you take it out, then it's perfect!

Take off heat.


Store in a jar or tupperware container.

Nutritional Information per TBSP

CALS: 115

FAT: 12.4

CARBS: 0.8




Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 12.4gCarbohydrates: 0.8gFiber: 0gProtein: 0.6g

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