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!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Two Flavors: This delicious frosting can be made in both Chocolate and Vanilla flavors.
  • 3 Ingredients: It only takes a handful of ingredients to make.
  • Delicious Flavor: If you are the kind of person that wants to lick the can when it comes to sweetened condensed milk, this will be a favorite!
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.

Recipe Yield

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.

Bird's eye view of Chocolate and Vanilla Sweetened Condensed Milk frosting on cupcakes.

Storage Instructions

Refrigeration: Both the vanilla and chocolate versions of this frosting should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Typically, they can be stored like this for up to a week. Before you plan to use them, let the frosting sit at room temperature for about an hour to soften, making it easier to spread.

Room Temperature: These frostings can be left out at room temperature for a few hours. However, it’s important to note that the stability of the frosting at room temperature is highly dependent on the weather. On a cooler day, the frosting will hold up well, but on a warm day, it might become too soft or even start to melt. If you find yourself in a warm environment, it’s best to minimize the time the frosting spends out of the fridge.

Freezing: Both frostings freeze beautifully. Scoop the frosting into a freezer-safe bag or container. When you’re ready to use it, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, then let it come to room temperature on the counter to soften before use. This way, it can be stored for up to 3 months without losing its texture or flavor.

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