Keto Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sweetened condensed milk is a key ingredient in many recipes, but it is difficult to find a sugar-free alternative in the stores. This Keto-friendly sweetened condensed milk mimics the conventional type in both texture and flavor. It is free from sugar as well as dairy, so it is also Paleo friendly as well. 

Start by combining the unsweetened almond milk, salt (sea salt or pink salt,) and granulated sweetener in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan. Make sure to use unsweetened, plain almond milk since most of the flavored types include sugar or other substances that you want to avoid on the Keto diet. For sweetener, I like to use either Lankato Monkfruit Sweetener or Swerve. Bring this mixture to a boil, then reduce the to a simmer. Sprinkle the Xanthan gum into the mixture (don’t add it as a clump, otherwise it will be very hard to get rid of lumps) then whisk vigorously until combined. Continue to simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from the cooktop and let cool for about 15-20 minutes. Add the vanilla and liquid Stevia and stir to combine. Transfer to a jar or other container, and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. 

Keto Sweetened Condensed Milk

Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • Heavy-bottomed sauce pan
  • Jar for storage


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetener Monkfruit or Swerve
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 drops Stevia liquid sweetener
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan gum


  • Combine almond milk, granulated sweetener, and salt in the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the Xanthan gum over the top of the mixture, and then whisk vigorously to combine.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Let cool to room temperature and then whisk in the vanilla and Stevia.
  • Transfer to a jar and store in the fridge for up to a week.