Sweetened condensed milk adds richness and sweetness to recipes, making it great for desserts and creamy drinks. If you have an extra can lying around or some sweetened condensed milk leftover from making another recipe, try one of these sweet treats.
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4-Ingredient No-Bake Key Lime Pie
A classic key lime pie is a refreshing summer dessert that looks impressive but requires very little heavy lifting. With only four ingredients and no need to turn on the oven, this recipe is no-stress. Top with whipped cream if you have it. Plan to chill for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.
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Vietnamese Egg Coffee
This is a delicious dessert coffee treat with an indescribable flavor and texture. Imagine coffee and a eggy foam on top consisting of eggs, condensed milk and vanilla and you've got egg coffee. Whisk the topping till it's light and airy, and brew a strong roasted coffee. Sprinkle some cocoa powder on top, sip and enjoy.
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Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Classic coconut macaroons only require three ingredients: flaked coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. These cookies don't even require eggs and bake up perfectly sweet and chewy. Dip them partially in chocolate if you like or enjoy as is. So simple to whip up, these will become a favorite in your house.
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Easy Chocolate Bourbon Truffles
Truffles aren't especially difficult to make, but using sweetened condensed milk makes it even easier. This recipe for chocolate bourbon truffles calls for only a few ingredients but feels like a very decadent treat. A coating of chopped pecans adds a bit of crunch.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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No-Churn Ice Cream
No-churn ice cream recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, which adds sweetness and a satisfying, custardy mouthfeel. You'll have creamy and delicious ice cream after just a few minutes prep and a few hours of freeze time without an ice cream maker. Add your favorite toppings or jazz up the vanilla ice cream with additions such as cookie crumbs, chocolate chips, or nuts.
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Classic Magic Cookie Bars
Besides the sweetened condensed milk, this classic magic cookie bars recipe calls for chocolate chips, pecans, and flaked coconut. They require almost no mixing and are baked as bars, making them a cinch to make. Take them to your next potluck or party.
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Easy Tres Leches Cake
Tres leches cake, a favorite Mexican dessert, is made with a mixture of three milks—in this case, whole milk, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk. The result is a perfectly moist and creamy cake. This recipe starts with a cake mix, making it especially easy and takes a little over an hour to make. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the whipped topping for additional flavor.
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Million Dollar Pie
This decadent pie combines canned pineapple, toasted nuts, and shredded coconut with sweetened condensed milk for a tropical flavor that is hard to resist. This particular million dollar pie recipe calls for a store-bought graham cracker crust, but making your own crust is easy and worthwhile if you have time. Perfect for any occassion.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Easy Banana Pudding
Sweetened condensed milk adds an extra element of rich creaminess to this banana pudding recipe. Mixed with vanilla pudding and whipped topping, it's the secret ingredient that makes this classic dessert extra special. Use firm but ripe bananas for the best flavor and texture. This dessert is one you will make over and over again.
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Easy Caramel Flan
Traditional Spanish flan is the perfect way to use sweetened condensed milk. It's silky texture and unique caramel flavor create a delectable dessert. Make the flans ahead of time so they have time to set up in the fridge, then dramatically remove them from their molds, releasing the caramel sauce.
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Better Than Sex Cake (Robert Redford Cake)
This extremely moist cake can be made with ingredients you already have on hand. A boxed chocolate cake is saturated with sweetened condensed milk, hot fudge, and caramel before being topped with whipped topping and crushed toffee bars. No wonder it's called better than sex cake. Let it chill in the refrigerator overnight to get the ultimate decadent flavor.
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Super Easy Chocolate Fudge With Variations
Super simple chocolate fudge calls for just five ingredients and a few steps, making it perfect for beginners. No cooking, or beating, simply combine all the ingredients in a double boiler and stir. Enjoy as-is or add optional nuts or other mix-ins to create a custom flavor. It makes a lovely gift during the holidays or any time of year.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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Real Thai Iced Tea
Thai iced tea is often made with cheap powders, but an authentic, homemade version is worth the effort. Strong black tea is steeped with spices before being strained and combined with sugar, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk. Make a big batch of the spiced tea so you can quickly mix up Thai iced teas all week long.
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Soft and Chewy Caramel Candies
The creamy, chewy texture of these caramel candies is a hit with all sweets lovers. Make sure you have a candy thermometer handy before starting since it is key to successful caramel candies. Let the candy set up overnight before cutting. Dip the caramels in chocolate to add another layer of decadence to the classic treats.
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Frozen Lemonade Pie
Lemonade is so refreshing to drink on a hot summer day, and this lemonade pie brings it to another level. Three ingredients make up the filling, and a storebought or homemade graham cracker crust provides the crunchiness. Make it the night before and put it in the freezer to set up. Sweet, tart, and tangy, this pie will stand out at any summer cookout or gathering.
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Dulce de Leche Candy
Rich, indulgent, and just so delicious. This creamy candy that is a favorite in Central and South America simply uses a can of condensed milk. While easy, it does take a bit to make, so plan accordingly. Roll it in nuts, toffee, or coconut for some extra texture and flavor.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Frozen Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Peanut butter lovers will enjoy this luscious pie that is made with a cream cheese and peanut butter filling with chopped-up peanut butter cups folded in. Make a homemade graham cracker crust or save time and get a ready-made one. Or use a chocolate cookie crust one instead to get the full effect of a peanut butter cup. The hardest part is the waiting time of two hours for it to chill in the freezer. Hold tight, it's worth the wait!
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Jessica's Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Perfect for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion, these cookies are baked with a cherry in the center, along with a chocolate and sweetened condensed milk topping. While it might sound complicated, it's fairly simple. Just roll the dough into balls, then press a thumbprint into the center of each one. Place the cherry into the indentation and cover with the chocolate topping and bake. Moist, fudgy, chewy, these cookies are a fabulous treat.
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Cherry Pretzel Dessert
This incredible dessert is made with a crunchy salty pretzel crust, sweet cream cheese filling, and cherry pie filling topping. Make it up ahead of time, so it's ready for the next day. A great dessert for the holidays, barbeques, or picnics. For extra indulgence, put a dollop of whipped cream on each slice before serving.
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Blueberry Lemonade Pie
This easy-to-make blueberry lemonade pie uses a storebought or homemade graham cracker crust, with a filling of frozen lemonade, condensed milk, fresh blueberries, and whipped topping. Simply blend the fruit, milk, and lemonade in a blender, and fold in the whipped topping to make the filling. This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and four hours in the freezer before slicing and serving.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars With Chocolate Chips
These are absolutely delicious bars made with peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips. So easy to whip up, these are perfect for get-togethers or family dinners. Choose creamy or chunky peanut butter or add some nuts for an extra crunch. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan for around 20 minutes. These make a nice batch of about 48 servings depending on how big you cut the squares.
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Pumpkin Pie With Pecan Streusel Topping
The changing colors of the leaves bring to mind the Thanksgiving holiday season and the mouthwatering flavor of pumpkin. This pumpkin pie recipe is soon to become a favorite in your household. A delicious pumpkin filling made with condensed milk and spices then covered with a crunchy brown sugar-pecan streusel topping. Make sure to put a spoonful (or two) of whipped cream on top.
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Southern Coconut Poke Cake
Grab a white cake mix, bake, then poke holes in the warm cake so it can soak up the coconut cream and condensed milk mixture. Slather on whipped cream and sprinkle on some coconut flakes, and this cake is ready to enjoy. If you love coconut, then this poke cake is right up your alley. This cake is best kept in the refrigerator and pulled out a few minutes before serving.
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Chocolate Turtle Cake
Chocolate, caramel, pecans, and cocoa frosting make this a chocolate lover's dream cake. Simply made with a chocolate cake mix that's mixed with butter, water, condensed milk, and oil, baked and layered with a melted caramel mixture, sprinkled with pecans, and then topped with decadent frosting. Oh my! This cake is sure to fill that sweet tooth craving.Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
These easy chocolate-filled oat bars are made with chocolate chips, brown sugar, oatmeal, and sweetened condensed milk. A layer of the oat mixture is spread into the pan, topped with the chocolate filling, then the remaining oat mixture is crumbled on top. Baked for around 20 minutes, let it cool down before cutting.
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Martha Washington Candies
The creamy coconut and pecan filling in this candy is simply a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, coconut, pecans, and confectioners' sugar. The filling mixture is shaped into balls, refrigerated for one hour, and dipped in a sweet chocolate coating. Great for gift-giving during the holiday season or for a Valentine's Day treat.
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Hello Dolly Bars
These bars are known by a few names, such as seven-layer bars, magic cookie bars, or Hello Dolly bars. A sweet layered confection of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, sweet coconut flakes, and chopped walnuts that are then drizzled with sweetened condensed milk. Baked in the oven for 25 minutes, cooled, and then cut into 20 bars. So simple to make, serve them at holidays, parties, or family gatherings.
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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Balls
An easy no-bake chocolate treat made with cocoa and coconut, along with sweetened condensed milk and confectioners' sugar. Add in chopped pecans or walnuts, if you desire, for additional texture and crunch. Shape into balls and chill for two hours or more and store in an airtight container. Feel free to tweak the recipe and add your own touch to it, such as toffee chips, rum, or dried cherries.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Peach Bread Pudding
This easy and delicious peach bread pudding is made with sweetened condensed milk, diced canned peaches, vanilla eggs, cinnamon, and French bread. This pudding is baked for a little over an hour and best served while still warm. Top it with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
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Blueberry Pizza With Cream Cheese
This dessert pizza is super easy to make and uses a shortbread type crust that is baked in the oven before putting the delicious filling on top. Fresh blueberries are combined with sugar and cornstarch to make the blueberry topping. Simply layer the baked crust with the cream cheese filling and top with the fruit mixture. Chill thoroughly before cutting into pizza-shaped slices.