Ok y’all, this might be the most comprehensive list of condensed milk dessert recipes. You’ll be able to find cakes, bar cookies, and pies for the holidays, or any occasion.
If you’ve been to Back To My Southern Roots before, you’ll know how much I love to make things with sweetened condensed milk. It makes the blandest dessert amazing.
Let me give a little history on the good stuff. It was introduced just before the Civil War in an effort to fight food poisoning. What a wonderful treat to avoid poisoning!
During the Civil War, the soldiers needed milk that would keep, and sweetened condensed milk did the trick.
According to the Eagle Brand website the company held a contest in 1931 for, “recipes in which Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk makes cooking quicker, easier, and surer.” They got 80,000 recipes mailed to the company.
I wonder if my great-grandmother submitted a recipe? She and my grandmother had so many recipes with sweetened condensed milk, including homemade ice cream.
Now, the company offers the original, low-fat, fat-free, and caramel (and they’ve even had chocolate flavored – oh my).
If you wanted to make caramel at home, you can do it with just the can.
- Remove the wrapper and place the can into a saucepan. Cover with water 1-inch to 2-inches above the can.
- Bring to a boil (when it boils, make sure the water doesn’t evaporate and get below the can lid).
- Reduce to low and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
- Flip the can over and let it simmer one more hour.
- Let the cans cool.
- Open after they have cooled.
Condensed milk dessert recipes are perfect for any occasion, especially the holidays.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Pound Cake
Cake Recipes with Sweetened Condensed Milk
You’ll love this condensed milk pound cake recipe. It’s an easy, rich, and delicious dessert. It is a dense cake, and with a dollop of whipped cream, and a drizzle of chocolate, you’ve got the best pound cake around. Pound cake with condensed milk recipes are always a fun treat.
Plain Chicken is such a great blog and always has the best recipes. You’ll love this strawberry poke cake with frosting recipe. It makes strawberry season that much sweeter.
This delectable treat features a butter pecan cake, coconut pecan frosting, and pecans. Hello. You know this is going to be amazing.
You are going to be saying Oh My Goodness when you see the recipe for this chocolate poke cake. Poke cakes are popular, and you will know why when you see this recipe. Mmm, mmm, good. If you take this to a church potluck, you’re going to be the star.
This is another poke cake, but with caramel sweetened condensed milk. The Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake has some incredible layers to it. Y’all are going to immediately fall in love with it.
Milky Girl Cake is a really cool cake (with a cool name). It has quite a few layers and turns out gorgeous. Let The Baking Begin walks you through the recipe step-by-step so you can make a beautiful cake. And you know it’s going to send your taste buds to heaven with all of the sweet ingredients.
This Boston Cream Pie Poke Cake is oozing with pudding, chocolate frosting, and sweetened condensed milk. I want this for my birthday cake, well, any occasion will do. It looks incredible.
Ok, so this one isn’t cake, but it’s buttercream for cake. But, I’d be happy just getting a spoon and eating the buttercream right from the bowl. It’s an easy recipe that you know is going to make everyone happy.
Not only is this a cake you are going to fall in love with, it’ a beautiful cake. Shugary Sweets always has the best recipes, and this is no exception. You will also find a step-by-step video on Shugary Sweets of how to make the cake so it turns out perfect!
Y’all know this is going to be a fresh and to-die-for cake. Take this to an office party and you’re going to be a hit–that is if you want to share. I’d lean toward keepin’ it all to myself. Mmm…
How To Make Hello Dolly Bars
Condensed Milk Cookie Recipes
These next desserts are a combination of cookie and bar recipes. It’s the best of both worlds.
The Hello Dolly Bars are one of my most popular recipes. They are easy to make, and you can have several varieties–either with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips. There’s one thing I can promise–you will love them. Plus, there’s a step-by-step video showing you how to make them.
You’ll find plenty to love about these brownie bars. According to Tessa, they are, “Ooey, gooey, fudgy, with chewy edges.” Tessa shares her step-by-step instructions to get a super amazing brownie bar. No other brownie will compare.
With a brown sugar crust and butter and coconut filling, you can’t go wrong. It’s a recipe that won’t take a long time to make, and surely won’t take long to eat either! In fact, you’d better make sure you get a piece before anyone else does because, by the looks of these bars, they won’t last long.
These are my go-to bars for potlucks and parties. They are budget-friendly and taste amazing. I’ve even messed up the recipe and it still came out delicious. This is one of my favorite condensed milk dessert recipes and has plenty of chocolate chips to make the biggest chocolate fan happy.
Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies are a unique recipe that you are going to love. Graham cracker crumbs, butter, coconut, and walnuts are all apart of the batter. Don’t miss out on these treats.
Who knew you could have easy and delectable? Well, this is the recipe. Flour, condensed milk, butter, and sprinkles. If you’re looking for some cookies to take to the next Christmas party, these are the ones. And you won’t have to be in the kitchen all day to cook them.
Mom On Timeout shares her recipe for Almond Joy Cookies with just four ingredients. So, that’s the perfect dessert cookies to take to a school function, office party, or a potluck. They are easy to make and cook up perfectly delicious. Y’all know those are going to be rich and creamy sweet treats.
The combination of a sugary crust, caramel sauce, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips is going to make you the popular mom on the block. The Ultimate Magic Bars are really what they suggest–the ultimate dessert. The dessert recipe will melt in your mouth.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Bars are the perfect recipe when you’re looking for a rich dessert for birthdays and holidays, or any time of year. They are the combination of bars, shortbread, cookies, rich chocolate, and pecans.
Lemon Cream Pie
Condensed Milk Pie
These are easy dessert recipes with condensed milk. I honestly think pie is my all-time favorite food. Whenever we’d visit my grandmother in Tennessee, we’d show up and she’d have a pie ready for us to eat. She always knew how to get right to my heart.
Now, this is a pie that you can sink your teeth into. The pie is made with a crushed Nilla wafer crust, sweetened condensed milk, melted chocolate chips, and cream cheese. If you want to impress someone, this is how to do it. Add a little dollop of Cool Whip on top and you’re in business.
The Strawberry Cream Pie is for all of you strawberry lovers. Once you see the recipe, you’ll know it’s a rich and creamy dessert that you won’t be able to pass up. With added lemon, whipped topping, and a graham cracker crust, this will be one of your favorite summer condensed milk dessert recipes.
Sippity Sup’s Caramel Cream Pie has–count it–three cans of condensed milk. Three glorious cans. Y’all might as well forget even thinking about taking this to a party because you’re not going to want to share. Just grab a fork, have a seat, and dig in.
Hang on because your taste buds are fixin’ to go on a sweet ride. The Atlantic Beach Pie from A Family Feast features a saltine cracker, sugar, and butter crust, a lemon and lime juice filling, whipped cream, and sea salt. Be sure to watch the video on how to make the pie. I can guarantee this will become a family favorite. And, your taste buds will thank you.
This is another fresh and summer-filled flavored dessert. You only need four ingredients, including the graham cracker crust, and you get a pie you can be proud of. There are step-by-step instructions on how to make the easy filling, and you’ll have a quick dessert ready in no time.
I love Spend With Pennies. She always has amazing recipes, and this is no exception. She said it’s an English dessert, and it is made out of sweetened condensed milk or dulce de leche, bananas, and heavy cream. You know it’s going to be a delicious homemade recipe that’s out of this world.
Don’t you love recipes that only have three ingredients? One of the ingredients is dark chocolate, so you’re getting a unique and oh-so-yummy pie.
You can’t have a church potluck without a banana cream pie. This is the good stuff. The filling is cooked and poured into a graham cracker crust and you know dessert is going to be good.
This is the tried and true recipe that I got from my grandmother in Tennessee. I think it’s a pretty popular recipe, and it’s really tough to mess this one up. There are only three ingredients and you can pour it right into a Nilla Wafer crust. This is one of my favorite pies that always makes an appearance at Christmastime.
We can’t have this list without key lime pie. This is an easy recipe that only requires six ingredients and will knock your socks off. With a combination of sour cream, condensed milk, and lime juice, you are going to fall in love.
Trust me, you’re going to fall in love with these mini pies. They are made with fresh key limes and topped with strawberries for a fresh and summery treat. The combination of creamy sweetened condensed milk and tart key limes is a dessert you don’t want to miss out on.
5 Minute Fudge
Easy Baking Recipes with Condensed Milk
There are so many condensed milk dessert recipes to choose from, and they don’t stop with pie. Fudge, popcorn, hot chocolate, and more, are easy to make and fun to share and eat. The majority of these desserts make perfect gifts for teachers, friends, and neighbors (and yourself–you deserve it).
A friend shared this recipe with me and it’s super simple and super delicious. The easy fudge recipe requires three ingredients and takes less than five minutes to make. You can use either white, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate. You can also use Oreos, Reese’s Pieces, M&M’s, or any type of candy to add to the fudge. This is a great dessert for parties or any holiday.
Talk about a creative and tasty bucket of popcorn. Corn syrup, butter, condensed milk, and, of course, Dr. Pepper is all apart of the recipe. This would make a great treat for birthday parties or movie night or after dinner or while waiting in the car circle…you get the idea.
This might be the best hot chocolate out there. It’s a creamy combination of heavy cream, vanilla, condensed milk, and chocolate chips. You can bring this to any potluck, holiday party, or Christmas gathering and you will for sure be a hit.
Chocolate Fudge Brownies are a rich and decadent chocolate dessert. The recipe calls for a fudge frosting made out of sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla. These are the best ever brownies.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
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Condensed Milk Dessert Recipes
Hi there! I’m Julie Pollitt from ‘Back To My Southern Roots.’ My love for cooking started way back on my grandparents’ farm in Tennessee. Those sunny days, the smell of biscuits in the oven, and all the family fun really sparked my passion for cooking. On my blog, I share more than just recipes – they’re like stories from my life, full of Southern warmth and homey goodness. The best part? Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a kitchen pro, you’ll find my recipes super easy to whip up. So, come on, pull up a chair, and let’s make some delicious memories!