Copycat Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute (Paula Deen)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Paula Deen made this on her show. It is the butter that sets this apart from other recipes. This milk is so thick and creamy you will want to eat it with a spoon (or at least I always do)! I have used this several times and it has worked like a charm. I am so happy to have this for the holidays, since it's usually the one ingredient I'm out of.


  1. Using an electric mixer or blender, blend together water, butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Add powdered milk and blend until thick.
  3. Store in refrigerator for one week.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe I love it. I stopped getting sweetened condensed milk in the cans anymore. Because I use it all year long on different recipes. Most of the store only had it at holidays.. I have told all of my friends about this recipe. Now they use it to instead of sweetened condensed milk to. I have used it with sweet-n-low & splenda. It works good on any of them.
Paula Deen thank you for this recipe.

krbcbm January 02, 2011

I have used this recipe and love the taste. It also works well with Splenda for a no sugar added bonus. I boil the water in a sauce pan and use my hand held blender.

LouLabelle August 06, 2006

I found that this homemade version of sweetened condensed milk did not work well in my seven layer bar recipe. It kind of disappeared into the crust, instead of becoming like a light caramel layer. I'll try one you cook next time, and see how it works out.

touchdown6 April 25, 2006