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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
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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