Sweetened condensed milk adds richness and sweetness to recipes, making it great for desserts and creamy drinks. If you have an extra can lying around or some sweetened condensed milk leftover from making another recipe, try one of these sweet treats. Check it out!
01. Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Classic coconut macaroons only require three ingredients: flaked coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. These cookies don’t even require eggs and bake up perfectly sweet and chewy. Dip them partially in chocolate if you like or enjoy it as is.
02. Vietnamese Iced Coffee (Cà Phê Sữa Dá)
A refreshing and sweet afternoon pick-me-up, Vietnamese iced coffee consists of strong coffee combined with sticky-sweet condensed milk. Stirred with ice, it’s a perfect balance of bitter and sweet. You can adjust the strength and the amount of condensed milk to suit your tastes.
03. No-Churn Ice Cream
No-churn ice cream recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, which adds sweetness and a satisfying, custardy mouthfeel. You’ll have creamy and delicious ice cream after just a few minutes prep and a few hours of freeze time without an ice cream maker. Add your favorite toppings.
04. Easy Tres Leches Cake
Tres leches cake, a favorite Mexican dessert, is made with a mixture of three glasses of milk—in this case, whole milk, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk. The result is a perfectly moist and creamy cake. This recipe starts with a cake mix, making it especially easy.
05. Easy Banana Pudding
Sweetened condensed milk adds an extra element of rich creaminess in this banana pudding recipe. Mixed with vanilla pudding and whipped topping, it’s the secret ingredient that makes this classic dessert extra special. Use firm but ripe bananas for the best flavor and texture.
06. Real Thai Iced Tea
Thai iced tea is often made with cheap powders, but an authentic, homemade version is worth the effort. Strong black tea is steeped with spices before being strained and combined with sugar, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk. Make a big batch of the spiced tea so you can quickly mix up Thai iced teas all week long.
07. Soft and Chewy Caramel Candies
The creamy, chewy texture of these caramel candies are a hit will all sweets lovers. Make sure you have a candy thermometer handy before starting since it is key to successful caramel candies. Dip the caramels in chocolate to add another layer of decadence to the classic treats.
Some classic desserts with sweetened condensed milk will refreshing summer heat that looks impressive but requires very little heavy lifting. With only ingredients that you can find easily, no need to turn on the oven. These recipes are no-stress. Top with your favorite topping like cream if you have it.