Substitute for Sweetened Condensed Milk

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I use this in place of Sweetened Condensed Milk in my recipes. Less expensive than those little cans.Prep time icludes standing time. Makes one can.


  1. Stir together sugar and dry milk powder.
  2. Stir melted margarine into the hot water.
  3. Stir water mixture into the sugar mixture, in about three additions, stirring after each addition.
  4. If you stir the water mixture in all at once it can be difficult to get all the lumps out.
  5. Let stand about 10-15 minutes before using.
  6. It will thicken.
  7. Stir before using.
Most Helpful

GREAT recipe! This is a true keeper. I actually use powdered buttermilk and have been very happy with the results of all my baking.

it'scolleen November 02, 2007

Came in handy for a cake recipe. I was worried about the taste of the powdered milk but none of the guests noticed! I will not buy those little cans ever again!

drinkmore April 12, 2007

Seemed like a great substitute in my recipe. Much cheaper too and good since you typically have these ingredients on hand. thanks Mae!

Kimke July 25, 2003