When it comes to mouthwatering desserts, Condensed Milk Pudding certainly holds a prominent place among lovers of Portuguese sweets. With its smooth texture and irresistibly sweet flavor, this pudding has become a true passion on tables across the country.

So, to allow you to savor this delicious pudding in the comfort of your own home, here is our recipe, which includes the list of ingredients and complete preparation method.

But to understand the relevance of this recipe, we've also included a brief explanation about the origin of Condensed Milk Pudding.

Shall we begin?

What is the origin of Condensed Milk Pudding?

Many believe that Condensed Milk Pudding was based on the famous French Pudding.

Now, what few people know is that the French Pudding was also an adaptation of an older recipe, dating back to the Roman period.

Interestingly, in the original preparation of the primitive French Pudding, instead of sugar at its point, or caramel, pepper was used.

In other words, certainly the taste of the pudding itself was a bit different, but the velvety texture and consistency would be very similar.

So, now you know that the origin of Condensed Milk Pudding is ancient, but the fact that it has reached our times, with the necessary changes, shows that it has always been a popular dessert enjoyed by everyone.

Learn how to make the famous Condensed Milk Pudding

Here is the list of ingredients and preparation method for our pudding. One of the great advantages is, indeed, the fact that few ingredients are needed.

But one thing you can be sure of, the flavor is all there.


1 can of condensed milk (370 g)

500 ml of milk

5 whole eggs

1 teaspoon of cornstarch

2 drops of lemon juice


In a bowl, pour all the indicated ingredients and beat them very well.

Pour the mixture into a caramelized pudding mold and bake in a water bath for 40 minutes. Let it cool completely before unmolding.

As you can see, an easier recipe is impossible!


Take on our challenge to prepare other Portuguese desserts (with their respective recipes)

If you enjoy Condensed Milk Pudding, you'll definitely want to try other desserts from the rich traditional Portuguese culinary repertoire.

Firstly, we have to recommend the famous pastéis de nata, internationally known and part of the daily life of the Portuguese.

Moreover, we can't leave out from the list of suggestions for the best Portuguese desserts of all time, the simple yet flavorful Bolo de Bolacha (cookie cake), which is already a classic of the Portuguese table.

Additionally, we take the liberty to suggest that you take a look at our online store, where you'll find a selection of 100% Portuguese craftsmanship, including delicate Filigree Jewelry, Cork Bags, Burel Bags, and, not to forget, traditional Reed Bags.

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