Fast And Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Frostings

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Although making homemade buttercream is pretty straightforward, the fastest of buttercreams is American style and that may be either too sweet or too buttery (if there is such a thing) for some. Also, we sometimes do not have the necessary amount of butter or shortening in our fridge. Whatever may be the reason, there are other ways to make a frosting that are even easier and just as tasty. One of my favorites is making sweetened condensed milk frosting. So today we have a fast condensed milk icing recipe that you can enjoy over all your deserts and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.

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What is Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting?

This recipe is a buttercream variation. It will only take you 10 minutes to make but we do recommend you keep your condensed milk in the fridge, especially for the vanilla version. You will need to chill it for at least 2 hours before making the recipe, although doing it overnight would not hurt.

Another advantage of this recipe is that you only need 3 ingredients to make it, you do not need to add any sugar! You could even make that 2 if you were in a pinch, by forgoing the vanilla extract. It definitely adds an extra umph but it is not absolutely necessary, just if you want a vanilla flavor.

What is Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting?

Sweetened condensed milk frosting is great also because it takes the powdered sugar flavor off the buttercream, making it richer while still being smooth and creamy.

This frosting forms a light crust, perfect to decorate anything you are going to need to transport.

Bear in mind that the vanilla recipe we offer hear yields 3 cups of frosting while the chocolate recipe yields only 2. This is because the butter extends the amount of frosting, while the chocolate does not. As a side note, playing with flavors is also an option! What would be your ideal frosting flavor?

Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

Ingredients

How to Make It

Step 1

Place the room temperature butter into a large mixing bowl and whip it on high until it is light and fluffy. This will probably take 2 minutes.

Step 2

Add the vanilla extract and trickle in the chilled sweetened condensed milk without stopping the stand or hand mixer. 

Step 3

Continue whipping until it is incorporated and airy.

You are done! Wasn’t that simple? Now you can add it to a piping bag and use it to decorate or fill any dessert you want!

Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt the chocolate together with the condensed milk. You can do this over a double boiler or in the microwave in 20-second intervals. Make sure to mix every time you take it out, or continuously in a double boiler, to avoid the chocolate or sugar in the condensed milk burning.

Step 2

Once everything has melted together, add the vanilla extract and mix.

Step 3

Let cool and use it as frosting in any dessert!

Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

Sweetened Condensed Milk Whipped Cream?

This does not seem real, but it is! You can make “whipped cream” from sweetened condensed milk. 

In order for this to work, make sure that on top of the condensed milk being cold, all your equipment is chilled as well. If not, it will not whip properly.

You could even whip the chocolate frosting recipe we have provided above and it will give you an amazing chocolate whipped cream.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: the condensed milk will double its volume, so if you are using 1 can, you will end up with 2 cans.

Ingredients: chilled sweetened condensed milk! As much as you need!

How to Make It

Step 1

Make sure all your equipment -bowl, beaters, etc- is chilled at least 30 minutes in the freezer. You need to also chill your sweetened condensed milk, but do it in the fridge, preferably overnight.

Step 2

Set up a bowl larger than the bowl you will be whipping the milk in with ice water. This will keep everything cool while we whip it!

Sweetened Condensed Milk Whipped Cream?

Step 3

Place the mixing bowl on top of the ice bath and add the sweetened condensed milk into it. Make sure that the water is not overflowing from the bowl, as we need the mixing bowl to be stable. If not, it will bob and make it hard to work with and it will also prevent any water from getting into the cream.

Whip on low for 30 seconds before going into medium speed for another 30.

Step 4

Finally, push the blender into high speed. Move it in circles around the bowl and down into the center. Use a rubber spatula to keep the cream at the edges of the bowl moving. 

Make sure not to overbeat the cream as it will turn into butter. It will start to curdle and turn yellowish. So keep an eye on it!

Step 5

The whipped cream is done! You can now use it in any dessert you like! It is best used fresh, though, so prepare it right before you are going to use it.

Fast and Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Frostings

Although making homemade buttercream is pretty straightforward, the fastest of buttercreams is American style and that may be either too sweet or too buttery (if there is such a thing) for some. Also, we sometimes do not have the necessary amount of butter or shortening in our fridge. Whatever may be the reason, there are other ways to make a frosting that are even easier and just as tasty. One of my favorites is making sweetened condensed milk frosting. So today we have a fast condensed milk icing recipe that you can enjoy over all your deserts and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Fast and Easy Sweetened Condensed Milk Frostings
Author cakedecorist.com

Ingredients

Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • 1 cup of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 14 ounce can of chilled sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract

Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • 2 ounces of unsweetened compound chocolate
  • 1 14 ounce can of chilled sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract

Sweetened Condensed Milk Whipped Cream?

  • Chilled sweetened condensed milk! As much as you need!

Instructions

Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • Place the room temperature butter into a large mixing bowl and whip it on high until it is light and fluffy. This will probably take 2 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla extract and trickle in the chilled sweetened condensed milk without stopping the stand or hand mixer.
  • Continue whipping until it is incorporated and airy.
  • You are done! Wasn’t that simple? Now you can add it to a piping bag and use it to decorate or fill any dessert you want!

Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • Melt the chocolate together with the condensed milk. You can do this over a double boiler or in the microwave in 20-second intervals. Make sure to mix every time you take it out, or continuously in a double boiler, to avoid the chocolate or sugar in the condensed milk burning.
  • Once everything has melted together, add the vanilla extract and mix.
  • Let cool and use it as frosting in any dessert!

Sweetened Condensed Milk Whipped Cream?

  • Make sure all your equipment -bowl, beaters, etc- is chilled at least 30 minutes in the freezer. You need to also chill your sweetened condensed milk, but do it in the fridge, preferably overnight.
  • Set up a bowl larger than the bowl you will be whipping the milk in with ice water. This will keep everything cool while we whip it!
  • Place the mixing bowl on top of the ice bath and add the sweetened condensed milk into it. Make sure that the water is not overflowing from the bowl, as we need the mixing bowl to be stable. If not, it will bob and make it hard to work with and it will also prevent any water from getting into the cream.
  • Whip on low for 30 seconds before going into medium speed for another 30.
  • Finally, push the blender into high speed. Move it in circles around the bowl and down into the center. Use a rubber spatula to keep the cream at the edges of the bowl moving.
  • Make sure not to overbeat the cream as it will turn into butter. It will start to curdle and turn yellowish in color. So keep an eye on it!
  • The whipped cream is done! You can now use it in any dessert you like! It is best used fresh, though, so prepare it right before you are going to use it.

So? Did you like our recipes? We are in love with how easy and amazing these frostings are. Also, remember you can always play with flavors. Try adding some coconut flakes or caramel into the mix. You will get an amazing result! Also, remember that you can add food coloring to change its look.

Tell us below if you prefer sweetened condensed milk frosting or regular buttercream. Do not forget to send us a picture of your creations and make sure to post your comments, tips, and tricks! Let’s improve the community together!

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