A thick, sweet and creamy Keto version of sweetened condensed milk. It's super easy to make and is perfect to have on hand for sugar-free dessert recipes.
You can use this Keto condensed milk to make fudge, but there are many other uses for it. You can put it in your coffee, tea, protein shakes, drizzle over fresh berries or even use in making popsicles!
After switching to Keto, many people wondered "is condensed milk good for Keto?" and "is there an unsweetened condensed milk?". The answer is yes!
This Keto substitute for sweetened condensed milk uses a Keto friendly sugar substitute and heavy cream. You'll find to be every bit as good as the kind in the can!
This recipe was inspired by the My Montana Kitchen (thank you!!) I really love my version and truth be told, I could eat it with a spoon straight from the jar, it's that good!
What's in Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Sweetened Condensed Milk
Add all of the ingredients, except the vanilla extract to a medium saucepan.
Simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes or until thickened and reduced by almost half. Mine took exactly 28 minutes. You'll want to be sure to stir the mixture often and not walk away from it. It can burn easily if left unattended. The mixture will thicken further as it cools.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Allow to come to room temperature before storing it in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.
When you're ready to make a recipe that calls for sweetened condensed milk, pop in the microwave for 6-8 seconds and it will loosen up perfectly! Or add a tiny bit of hot water and stir!
I really love the sweetness and consistency this Keto condensed milk gives fudge, so if you're looking for a great low carb fudge recipe, try this Almond Joy Fudge.
FAQs for Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Can I freeze leftover sweetened condensed milk? It's not recommended that you freeze leftover sweetened condensed milk. Once frozen, the heavy cream will separate from the milk fat that's in the butter.
- Why is my sweetened condensed milk so runny? The main cause of a runny mixture is it simply needs to cook a little longer. Keep in mind that as it begins to cool it will thicken.
- How many carbs in Keto condensed milk? Because you're using a sugar substitute, all but one net carb per serving is removed. Now that's what I call a Keto friendly sauce!
- Why is my sweetened condensed milk clumpy? There's one main culprit behind a clumpy mixture, and that's expired cream. For optimal results you should always use really fresh cream.
- Should the mixture be brown? No. Unfortunately if the mixture has turned brown, you have cooked it too long to be sweetened condensed milk. But, there's good news! Keep cooking and stirring and before long you will have a rich and decadent caramel sauce. Talk about a win/win situation!
Why is Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Keto?
As you know, regular sweetened condensed milk is totally out of the question for those on a Keto or a low carb diet. But this Keto condensed milk uses all low carb ingredients.
Swerve is the sugar substitute used in this recipe. Swerve is an excellent replacement for sugar because it taste as close to regular sugar as it gets. It has zero calories, zero net carbs, it is certified non GMO and is non-glycemic meaning it does not raise you blood sugar.
Another key ingredient that helps transform the canned version into a Keto friendly version is heavy cream. Heavy cream has more fat than it does whole milk making it a great source of healthy fat. The extra fat also allows you to heat it to higher temperatures without curdling. Perfect for sweet sauces just like this one.
And lastly, the grass-fed butter just brings it all together. Over all, this type of butter is healthier for you than traditional butter. It’s an excellent source of healthy fats and nutrients because it comes from cows that are fed a diet of grass rather than inflammatory grains.
More Low Carb and Keto Desserts
- Almond Joy Mousse
- Keto Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Mock Apple Crumble
- Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Mini Lemon Curd Tarts
- Mixed Berry Crumble
More Keto Dessert Sauces
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Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk (Keto)
- Add all of the ingredients, except the vanilla extract to a medium saucepan. Simmer on low heat for 20-30 minutes or until thickened and reduced by almost half.
- Mine took exactly 28 minutes. Be sure to stir often and don't walk away from it. The mixture will thicken further as it cools.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract . Allow to come to room temperature, then store in the fridge for 5-7 days. When you are ready to use it in a recipe that calls for Sweetened Condensed Milk, pop in the microwave for 6-8 seconds and it will loosen up perfectly! Or add a tiny bit of hot water and stir!
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.