May 29, 2019

Homemade Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk

Originally posted in 2015

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, just like the 'real' sweetened condensed milk.  

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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