Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sweetened Condensed Milk (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

Do you miss your fudge, pies, cookies that are made with sweetened condensed milk so they aren't low carb? Well, luckily I came across this recipe while making my key lime pie! Its exactly like canned sweetened condensed milk, except that it takes a while to make and is low carb. It's definately worth the wait though!

Makes 1 and 1/4 cup (approximately one can)

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup xylitol
3 tbsps butter

Put all ingredients into saucepan and put on medium heat. Stir every once in a while. Once it starts to boil, quickly turn it down to low heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes. Take off heat and chill for 1 hour. When it starts to cool, it should thicken up. Use in any recipe as you would sweetened condensed milk.

Adapted from Your Lighter Side blog recipe

Nutritional Info (per 1/4 cup)

Low Carb Sweetened Condensed Milk
Calories: 318 . 4
Total Fat: 33 . 3g
Sat. Fat: 20 . 8g
Cholesterol: 116mg
Sodium: 76mg
Carbs: 13 . 3g
Fibre: 5 . 7g
Net. Carbs: 7 . 6g
Sugars: 0 . 1g
Protein: 0 . 4g

Canned Sweetened Condensed Milk
Calories: 260
Total Fat: 6g
Sat. Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 20mg
Sodium: 70mg
Carbs: 44g
Sugars: 44g
Protein: 6g