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Lactose free condensed milk

A quick and easy way to make condensed milk with lactose free milk. Makes approximately 1 3/4 cups of condensed milk.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins


  • 4 cups full cream lactose free milk
  • 1 2/3 cup caster sugar


  • Combine the lactose free milk and sugar in a medium, heavy bottom saucepan. Place it over a low heat. I'd recommend using the smallest burner you have - I have found that is the easiest way to ensure you don't end up with burnt or curdled condensed milk. 
  • Cook over this low heat, stirring intermittently, for at least an hour. During this time, it will gradually turn a blue grey colour, before eventually turning a golden brown, as per the photo. 
  • If at any time the milk is burning to the bottom of the pan, or the mixture is bubbling wildly, lower the heat. Slow and steady!
  • The condensed milk is ready when it can lightly coat the back of a spoon, and is still thin but more viscous than at the beginning. It will thicken considerably once cooled. 
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge, and use for anything from no churn ice cream to caramel slices to Vietnamese iced coffees.