Roasted Banana Ice Cream with Caramel

Condensed milk recipes

Wondering what to do with that can of condensed milk that's gathering dust in the back of the cupboard? We've got plenty of recipe ideas, from homemade Irish cream to tres leches cake and banana caramel swirl ice cream

Looking for condensed milk recipes? Want the best cake idea or fudgiest brownie recipe using this sweet storecupboard staple?


Try our ideas below, or check out our easy baking recipes or our best caramel cakes and bakes for more sweet treats.

Easy condensed milk recipes


Condensed milk is the secret weapon in this genius recipe, offering ultra-silky, creamy results.


Peanut butter fudge brownies

This foolproof brownie recipe includes a peanut butter fudge topping made with condensed milk. These fudgy treats are ideal to serve with after-dinner coffee or as an indulgent afternoon snack.

Peanut butter brownies

Tres leches cake with rum and toasted coconut

Tres leches is translated from Spanish as ‘three milks cake’, where evaporated milk and cream are used alongside condensed milk. This is a popular dessert in central and South America.

Tres leches cake

Classic millionaire’s shortbread

This is the perfect trio of buttery shortbread, gooey homemade caramel using condensed milk and thick, sweet chocolate. It’s easier than you think to make your own millionaire’s shortbread.

Leche flan

A can of condensed milk and just four other ingredients is all you need to make this classic Filipino dessert, often served at parties and celebrations. Think of it as a little like creme caramel.

filipino Leche flan

Roasted banana caramel swirl ice cream

Turn condensed milk from your storecupboard and overripe bananas into this delicious dessert.

Roasted Banana Ice Cream with Caramel

Coconut milk

This tropical loaf cake makes the perfect tea-time treat. The use of coconut yogurt, coconut oil and condensed milk make this easy bake incredibly moist.

Key lime tarts

Key lime tart pairs lime juice with condensed milk, making for an easy yet magical flavour combination. Infuse the pastry with coconut to make extra special.

Mini Key Lime Tarts Recipe

A new family favourite that’s easy to whip up, this ice cream is made with sweet condensed milk and studded with crunchy homemade honeycomb.

Maple Honeycomb Ice Cream Recipe

Everyone loves a boozy, coffee-flavoured Italian tiramisu and this is a great version, made with condensed milk ice cream and shop-bought sponge cake.

Boozy Tiramisu Ice Cream Bombe Recipe

Strawberry and cream lollies

Strawberries and cream frozen together make the best ice lollies. Roast the berries, mix with condensed milk and freeze. Make plenty, everyone will love them.

Strawberry And Cream Lollies Recipe

Homemade Baileys makes a great gift. It’s delicious sipped on its own as well as mixed into cocktails and used to pimp-up hot chocolate.

Homemade Irish cream

Boozy coco-lime pie

Like a happy mash-up of a key lime pie and a piña colada, this is a Saturday night kind of pudding with a condensed milk-based filling. It’s easy to make but looks really impressive on the table.

Coconut and Lime Pie Recipe

Vietnamese coffee loaf cake

A rich, creamy cake topped with Russian buttercream and a coffee glaze, inspired by classic Vietnamese iced coffee. Bake Edd Kimber’s showstopping creation with our step-by-step guide.

Raspberry and rosewater kulfi with toasted almond sprinkles

Kulfi is an Indian ice cream. The condensed milk here is evaporated until it’s really rich and almost caramelised. The beauty of enriching the milk like this is that you don’t need an ice-cream maker to churn.

Raspberry and rosewater kulfi

No-churn Vietnamese coffee ice cream

Cardamom and cinnamon add a fragrant edge to this quick condensed milk ice cream, inspired by Vietnamese-style iced coffee.

Milk fondants

Put condensed milk to work in this sweet and creamy fondant, which is super easy to make and would work well with any seasonal fruit.

Milk fondants