August 01, 2015

Homemade Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk

Through the years, one product I've never found is a good sweetened condensed milk that is sugar free and low carb.  Granted, I don't often use this product, so I only wished for about once every three or four years - but when making key lime pie I always missed it!   Last year I ( I posted) about my trial of the sugar free sweetened condensed mix I bought.  (Low Carb Condensed Milk Mix (Sweetened) - LC Foods)  It was not a hit.

Over the summer I tried a new homemade ice cream recipe that used a can of sweetened condensed milk.  I loved the recipe!  I did not love the sugar content.  So once again, the idea to make a sugar free version got under my skin.  I just have been too busy to actually do it.  But today was the day.  Determined to make a batch of homemade vanilla ice cream and a cherry dessert for my family, both of which could use my 'testing' products, I made 2 batches of the follow recipe.

Why two?

I wanted to see if the brand of sweetener I used made a difference in the final product; taste or texture.  The two I chose are the two "go to" sweeteners I like to have on hand;  Ideal Granulated and Just Like Sugar.  In the end, Ideal won, hands down!  I'm thrilled with it.  Because I think natural sweeteners taste best when 2 are blended, I added 15 drops of a liquid sucra-sweetener to each but that's optional for you.  I used the better tasting Ideal version for the ice cream, and the dessert.  I used the Just Like Sugar version in a chocolate ice cream, knowing the addition of other ingredients would mask the taste a bit.  I'm very happy with how all 3 of my desserts turned out today!  I prefer Ideal for the taste but if you have something else you like, give it a try!  Play with the recipe and make it your own.

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 can Nestle Table Cream (Media Crema)
2/3 cup sweetener (I used Ideal Sweetener with about 15 drops of a liquid sweetener added as well)
2 T unflavored Whey Protein Powder (I use Isopure - zero carbs, zero sugar)
1-2 t vanilla extract

Whisk together and place over medium heat until smooth and thickened. Use in a recipe of choice or refrigerate. When you refrigerate it, it gets very, very thick.  

Some related products available through Amazon if you can't find them locally;
Ideal Sweetener No Calorie 10.6 Oz 6 Packs
Nature's Best Isopure, Whey Protein Isolate, Unflavored (Zero Carb)
Nestle Media Crema Table Cream - 2 7.6 Oz. Cans
Nestle Cream (Pack of 6)


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