Sugarless Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sometimes when you move to a sugarless lifestyle you have to come up with replacements for store bought items like sweetened condensed milk, white flour and other staples, here is my version of Sugarless Sweetened Condensed Milk.
I’m actually going to label this in my Make Ahead Series, because you can make this and keep it on hand for about 2 weeks in the fridge without a problem.
One thing about this recipe that is different from store bought condensed milk is that it uses egg whites, sadly I couldn’t get this mixture to thicken up without them. I tried.
It’s very important that when you put the half and half on to reduce that you use low to moderate heat, or you will scorch the milk solids and it won’t taste very good. You could probably use heavy cream (whipping cream) in place of the half and half but I went with 1/2 and 1/2 for budget reasons.
This recipe can be made dairy free by using any nut milk or even coconut milk in place of the 1/2 and 1/2. The higher the fat content of your ‘milk’ the thicker and creamier this will be.
This Sugarless Sweetened Condensed Milk is also a great base for flavored coffee creamers if you are missing those in your Trim Healthy Mama journey.
I personally broke my addiction to flavored creamers and now enjoy my coffee with on plan options such as almond milk and heavy cream.
- 14 ounces half and half
- ½ cup THM Super Sweet Blend
- 3 tablespoons egg white
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ⅛ tsp or less of xanthan gum or gluccie, optional
- Place half and half in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. When half and half begins to steam lower heat to warm. Do not allow to boil or scorch.
- When half and half has reduced by about ½ add sweetener and egg white, whisk well to combine. as mixture thickens.
- When half and half mixture reaches a thick consistency, remove from heat and add vanilla extract and unsalted butter. Whisk vigorously to combine.
- Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Use in place of canned sweetened condensed milk per recipe.
This is one of those replacements that has a wide variety of options and recipes that are out there. If you happen to try this recipe I’d love to hear your feedback!