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Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting is a simple and easy way to make a creamy sweet frosting for all your favorite desserts! Whether you are making chocolate or vanilla frosting, it only takes 3 ingredients!

Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting on a white cupcake.


Frosting—making the world a lovelier place, one cookie, cupcake or pastry at a time. This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and butter. That’s it! Three ingredients to make a delicious frosting for any treat that dares! This frosting is rich and creamy and so, so easy to make. There’s even a chocolate version! Skip the store-bought can of frosting and whip up some yumminess using this super handy and versatile ingredient: sweetened condensed milk. Use this frosting to make our famous chocolate cupcakes or try our vanilla cupcakes.

Don’t I need powdered sugar to make frosting?

No. This recipe is so simple, it’s ridiculous! No extra sugar needed—all the sweetness we need comes from the sweetened condensed milk.

How much frosting does this recipe make? How many cupcakes can this recipe frost?

This recipe for vanilla sweetened condensed milk frosting makes about 3 cups of frosting, while the chocolate version produces about 2 cups. Depending on how thick you like your frosting, you can easily frost 12 cupcakes or one 9” x 13” pan cake with this recipe.

PRO TIP: For vanilla sweetened condensed milk frosting,  make sure you chill your can of condensed milk in the fridge for at least 2 hours in advance, preferably overnight.

If you like this recipe, you may also enjoy some of these other frosting recipes:

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Bird's eye view of Chocolate and Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk frosting on cupcakes.
Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting on a white cupcake.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting is a simple and easy way to make a creamy sweet frosting for all your favorite desserts! Whether you are making chocolate or vanilla frosting, it only takes 3 ingredients!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Ingredients

Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1 (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • 2 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions

Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to whip softened butter until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Slowly whip in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until thoroughly mixed in.

Chocolate Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat,  melt chocolate in sweetened condensed milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Let cool before frosting. 
Notes
PRO TIP: For the vanilla frosting, make sure you chill your can of condensed milk in the fridge for at least 2 hours in advance, preferably overnight. It does not need to be chilled for the chocolate frosting.
 
This recipe yields approximately 3 cups of vanilla frosting and 2 cups of chocolate frosting.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1890IU | Calcium: 18mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweetened Condensed Milk Frosting

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Roxanne Davlin

5 stars
I love your recipe and videos thank you so much

Anthony

5 stars
Made this vanilla recipe with 3T of cocoa powder and a dash of salt. Turned out great with a nice mellow chocolate flavor.

Dario Hernandez

Really good frosting and quick and easy recipe thank’s

Bridget

5 stars
Wow wow wow thank you w hat an easy recipe thank you for sharing

Nape

5 stars
Lovely! So simple yet amazing, thank you so much hun

Estelle

4 stars
Tastes delicious but came out too thick! might have been my fault as I had to let it sit a minute…Hoping it will turn to right consistency once cooled to frost cupcakes!

Bulu

U r awesome.love you….I was thinking how to make frosting for cake,which can be easily made at home….U made my day
Thank you so much

Kath

Love this easy and quick creamy frosting. I will be making this frosting more often. Creamy and delicious.

Kath

5 stars
This is a five star to me!

Marisa Bhana

Followed the recipe and it worked out perfectly! Thank you.

Rudrakshi

5 stars
Mam please reply
My parent’s marriage anniversary is near.
I need to prepare it.

Rudrakshi

5 stars
It’s very nice and looking delicious.
can we use any other chocolate ?
how much chocolate is required in grams?

Rachel

50 grams

Any other chocolate will make it super sweet, but you can use it.

Poonam

5 stars
Can i use unsaltedbutter for this recipe….and how 1 cup butter in grams?

Yes, you can use unsalted butter. 1 cup of butter should equal approximately 225 grams.

Jean Fryer

4 stars
Thanks for the recipes, I am sure they are going to be much better than store bought frosting. I can’t wait to try them.

Manal

5 stars
Nice ?

Anonymous

1 star
Vanilla recipe was garbage. Turned out sort of chunky and way too buttery but still liquidy. Had a nice whipped cream taste though

Chocolate tasted great but would be horrible for icing cupcakes and cakes with unless you wanted a very liquidy icing.

I’m sorry your frosting did not turn out well! We have never had that experience with this recipe, but it sounds like you did not whip your vanilla frosting long enough, and for the chocolate frosting, possibly did not let the chocolate and sweetened condensed milk cook long enough on the stove top to thicken.

Kate

5 stars
I made this and once it set, loved it.
That’s the important part!
I made it just like she explained and frosted cupcakes. It was good but in my mind not “frosting” quality.
I was kinda disappointed but stuck it in the refrigerator.
Within 3 hours it firmed up and was perfect.
I think this would be wonderful for a cake filling.

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