What To Make With That Can of Condensed Milk

Lemon cake, no-bake cheesecake and peanut butter pie

Open the pantry and you’ll probably find a can of condensed milk on the shelf. It’s a baking staple, but what exactly is it? Sweetened condensed milk is made by heating milk and removing its water. Once reduced, it’s sweetened with sugar (lots of it). The final product is very thick, sweet, and fantastic in desserts. Condensed milk can be used in a variety of treats like pies, cookies, fudge sauce, and rice pudding. Next time you’re looking at a can of condensed milk and wondering what to make, try one of these 20 desserts.

Mom's Tres Leches Cake

Mom's Tres Leches Cake

"This is one moist and delicious tres leche cake that everyone will want a second slice of! The slight caramelization from the condensed milk, combined with the cream and the evaporated milk, really gives this cake a distinct taste that we loved." - The Kitchen Crew
Easy Chocolate Fondue

Easy Chocolate Fondue

"I made up this fondue recipe one day when I was making a fruit tray up for a work gathering and it was gone in no time. My coworkers absolutely loved it and were dipping not only fruit but also pretzels and cookies as well in the fondue." - Pamela
Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars

"Buttery and flaky shortbread is covered with a rich chocolate peanut butter mixture then topped with peanut butter cup minis in these Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars. Rich like fudge, this dessert is not for the faint of heart." - Paula
Creamy Lime Bars

Creamy Lime Bars

"These creamy lime bars are a refreshing dessert anytime!" - Ann
Easiest No-Bake Cheesecake

Easiest No-Bake Cheesecake

"Every time I bake a cheesecake recipe in the oven, the top cracks open and the recipe never works out for me. This is the easiest recipe and it DOES work!" - Robyn
Holy Caramel Cow Cake

Holy Caramel Cow Cake

"Have you ever had a slice of cake that made you say “HOLY COW”? If you haven’t stop now and get the ingredients for this Holy Caramel Cow Cake, it will change your life. This cool creamy treat is a twist on an old favorite at my house." - Debbie
Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

"Rice pudding is an old-fashioned dish that's pure comfort food. This rice pudding recipe is sweet and creamy thanks to the condensed milk. It adds just enough sweetness and is the perfect combination with the cinnamon." - The Kitchen Crew
Thick and Rich Hot Fudge Sauce

Thick and Rich Hot Fudge Sauce

"This hot fudge is so simple to whip up. So yummy on so many things - like a drizzle on my chocolate fudge cupcakes, on ice cream, in sundaes, on fruit or use in trifles, the list is endless." - Wendy
Refreshing Lemon Icebox Cake

Refreshing Lemon Icebox Cake

"This cake is so refreshing and a crowd-pleaser. A great cake to take to a gathering, you will surely leave with a clean cake platter. My family loves this cake, especially in the summertime." - Kathy
Dangerously Fudgy Brownies

Dangerously Fudgy Brownies

"I could never find a brownie recipe that I liked. Too dense, too caky, too dry, you name it. Finally, I took the best parts of several recipes and came up with these moist, chocolaty treats." - Krystal
Homemade Dulce de Leche

Homemade Dulce de Leche

"I had not planned to make the recipe that used the dulce de leche until the next day but I could not wait that long so I enjoyed some of the dulce de leche with sliced apples. The thick, creamy and caramely dulce de leche goes so well with crisp juicy apples!" - Kevin
Ultimate Peanut Butter Pie

Ultimate Peanut Butter Pie

"This is called ultimate because, indeed, it is completely loaded with goodness and decadence. A peanut butter lover's dream!!! It is the best peanut butter pie you will ever have... I promise!" - Christina
Turtle Cake

Turtle Cake

"We LOVE this cake! It is so delicious and it is even better when chilled overnight in the refrigerator." - Charlotte
Toffee & Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Toffee & Brown Sugar Pound Cake

"Sweet and buttery with bits of toffee and pecans throughout, you'll find yourself snagging just one more slice of this pound cake." - The Kitchen Crew
Better Than Sex Fruit Salad

Better Than Sex Fruit Salad

"This is a twist on a traditional fruit salad. Good any time of year." - Lisa
Bea's Millionaires

Bea's Millionaires

"Chocolate, caramel and nuts...that's what I'm talking about! These will melt in you mouth." - Bea
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

"Reminded me of buckeyes." - Debra
Frosty Strawberry Margarita Dessert

Frosty Strawberry Margarita Dessert

"Tequila and triple sec in this one... NOT kid friendly, lol, this one is for the adults only." - Mary
Strawberry Tiramisu, T's Way

Strawberry Tiramisu, T's Way

"I created this recipe because I wanted to do something different with the beautiful, sweet, red ripe strawberries from our garden. It's a cool, creamy, fruity dessert that tastes as good as it looks!" - Tere
Ganache Filled Coconut Macaroons

Ganache Filled Coconut Macaroons

"I bake for a lot of people and when they try this cookie they all say it's just heavenly! I make the ganache just a bit different for cookies, I substitute sweetened condensed milk for the heavy cream as it remains stable at room temperature longer, and the tastes is every bit as good." - Susan