Simple condensed milk pudding recipe


Condensed milk pudding is a classic dessert in Brazilian cuisine, appreciated for its creamy texture and mild flavor. This simple recipe allows anyone, even those with no culinary experience, to prepare a delicious pudding to impress friends and family. 

How to make condensed milk pudding

Condensed milk pudding is one of Brazil's most beloved desserts. Preparing this delicacy at home may seem intimidating at first, but it's actually a simple and rewarding process. 

See step by step how you can create a perfect pudding, from preparing the caramelized syrup to cooking it in a bain-marie, guaranteeing irresistible results with every preparation. 

Ingredients needed

To get started, gather the following ingredients:

For the Pudding:

  • 1 can of condensed milk;
  • The same measure (as the can of condensed milk) of whole milk;
  • 3 whole eggs.

For the syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar;
  • 1/2 cup of water.

Preparing the syrup

Before you start, heat the oven to 180°C and set aside a pudding tin with a central hole, as well as a larger tin for the water bath.

Put the sugar and water in a saucepan to make the syrup. Bring to the boil over a medium heat and cook without stirring until you have a golden caramel.

Once the caramel is ready, spread it over the pudding dish, making sure it is well distributed over the bottom and sides. Set aside while you prepare the pudding.

Preparing the pudding

Put the condensed milk, whole milk and whole eggs in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.

Carefully pour the pudding mixture into the prepared pan with the syrup. To avoid air bubbles, pass the mixture through a fine sieve before pouring it into the mold.

Place the pudding mould inside the larger mould and add enough hot water to reach about halfway up the pudding mould.

Place in a preheated oven at 180°C and bake in a bain-marie for about an hour. To check the readiness, insert a toothpick into the center of the pudding; if it comes out clean, the pudding is ready.

After baking, remove the tin from the oven and leave to cool completely before unmolding. To unmold successfully, run a knife around the edges of the pudding and turn out onto a plate large enough to accommodate the syrup.

Extra tips for a perfect pudding

Use good quality ingredients to ensure a richer final taste and a creamy texture.

The water bath is crucial for even cooking and to prevent the pudding from cooking too quickly, which can result in a lumpy texture.

Prepare the syrup patiently, making sure the caramel doesn't burn, as this can alter the taste of the pudding.

After cooling, keep the pudding in the fridge and consume within 3 to 4 days for best quality.

The ideal dessert for any occasion

Preparing a simple condensed milk pudding may seem challenging, but by following the steps detailed above, anyone can achieve success in the kitchen. This dessert is ideal for any occasion, whether it's a family lunch or dinner with friends. 

See also: Cornmeal Cake with Guava Recipe

June 26th, 2024