60 Second Condensed Milk Mayonnaise

condensed milk mayonnaise
60 Second Condensed Milk Mayonnaise in a white bowl on a timber table

Condensed Milk mayonnaise is piquant with mustard and malt vinegar, and you’d think it would be super sweet, but it’s not.

If you have condensed milk in the pantry it’s super easy to whip up condensed milk mayonnaise in a minute.

Growing Up With Condensed Milk Mayonnaise

We grew up with Mum’s condensed milk mayonnaise. There was always a Tupperware container in the fridge ready to smear on an egg salad sandwich. Considering we grew up on a poultry farm there were always, always tonnes of eggs …..(remind us to tell you just how many we used trying to perfect pavlova…..too many!)

Anyways, as this mayonnaise was always on hand it was perfect for after school sandwiches.

Crusty white sourdough bread smeared with mayonnaise, cold thinly sliced iceberg lettuce, thin slices of tomato and cucumber, salt, pepper and some shaved ham makes for a perfect sandwich.👍

At a Glance This Is What You Need To Make 60 Second Condensed Milk Mayonnaise


malt vinegar
dry mustard powder, or wet Hot English mustard
fine white pepper

Shopping List

sweetened condensed milk

What Is Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sweetened Condensed Milk is thick, sticky and sweet. In fact you can eat it straight up as many a child (or adult) will attest.

It’s made from cow’s milk from which roughly 60% of the water has been removed then sugar is added and heated.


Old Fashioned Condensed Milk Mayonnaise

Nestlè developed this recipe thats been around for decades, probably well before supermarkets sold salad dressings, or salad cream.

The recipe was on the label and this is the recipe we both always make and have on hand in the fridge, particularly in the warmer months.

Nestle labe showing the ingredients and method to make condensed milk mayonnaise
Original Nestlé label showing the condensed milk mayonnaise recipe

How To Make Old Fashioned Mayonnaise

Quick and easy to make. All you need to do is pour the condensed milk into a small bowl and add the vinegar, mustard powder, salt and pepper and give it all a good mix. 

Pour into a container with a lid and refrigerate it. Before refrigerating the mixture will be very thin but thickens up once refrigerated which makes it spreadable. 

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl
  2. Whisk until the mustard powder and vinegar have disappeared
  3. Keep whisking until the mayo is an even colour – 30 seconds
  4. The mixture will appear to be very thin but thickens once it is refrigerated

Make It Gluten Free

Our Mum always used malt vinegar, where the original recipe used white. Apparently malt vinegar contains some gluten, so use white vinegar if you’re wanting gluten free.

How Long Does Condensed Milk Mayo Last

Condensed milk mayonnaise lasts for months in the refrigerator. Keep it in an airtight container, or jar. The mayonnaise thickens when refrigerated but just give it a light whisk and the mayonnaise slackens ready to use.

Delicious Variations And Uses

  • Try adding a couple of tablespoons of fresh cream, a squirt of tomato ketchup and a dash of tabasco for a delicious seafood cocktail sauce
  • Adding loads of fresh snipped chives through the condensed milk mayonnaise gives a delicious burst of flavour to egg salad sandwiches
  • Add a little curry powder
  • Mix it through your next potato salad.
  • Add it to your favourite pasta salad
  • Spread on salad sandwiches
  • Add a spoonful of horseradish cream to serve with smoked trout
  • Use on salad sandwiches
  • Serve with hot potato chips

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condensed milk mayonnaise
Yield: 1 1/2 cups

60 Second Condensed Milk Mayonnaise

Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This fabulous tasting pantry mayonnaise is made in a minute. It keeps for ages in the fridge. Great with egg salad sandwiches, potato salad or just about anything else you can think of.

Amendment: Originally this recipe was posted as gluten free - with further research it appears malt vinegar contains small amounts of gluten. Use white vinegar if gluten is a problem for you.

Originally published September 2019


  • 395g tin sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
  • 2 heaped teaspoons mustard powder or wet hot english mustard
  • 1/2 cup malt vinegar - try white vinegar for a gluten free alternative
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine white pepper


    1. pour condensed milk into a small bowl
    2. add vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper
    3. whisk till thoroughly blended
    4. pour in a container with lid (mayo is very thin before refrigerating)
    5. refrigerate till mayonnaise has thickened
    6. serve and enjoy!


Kept in a clean airtight jar this mayonnaise will keep for months refrigerated.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 183Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 167mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 0gSugar 33gProtein 4g

Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.

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  1. My mum used to make this exact Mayo all the top, thank you for the memory.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Susan, glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane. Jo and Jen

    2. I tried it with apple cider vinegar very acidic better made with malt vinegar.

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Janine,thanks for commenting. Regards, Jo and Jen

  2. My Grandmother used to make this mayo! Living on an isolated property she had all the tricks to rustle up a 3 course lunch out of seemingly nothing. This was a staple in the fridge. We loved it on shredded lettuce.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Heather, thanks for the trip down memory lane. Your Grandmother like so many of that generation were so resourceful and this mayo has stood the test of time along with so many of their recipes. Jo and Jen

  3. If you’re trying for gf don’t use malt vinegar. My daughter is celiac and eating this would make her extremely ill. I’ve never tried it with white vinegar, mum always made it with malt. Has anyone tried white? Is it as good?

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Robyn, sure enough after checking malt vinegar does contain small amounts of gluten so thanks for the insight into malt vinegar…….
      Originally the recipe was printed on the Nestlé condensed milk can and it used white vinegar. Our mother like yours always made this recipe with malt, but we think it would definitely be worth giving it a try. Would love to hear how it turns out if you use the white vinegar. Jo and Jen

      1. Glenda Egan says:

        I’ve always used white vinegar as did my mum and her mum as well. Tastes fantastic.

        1. Recipe Winners says:

          Hi Glenda, agreed the mayo taste fantastic using either white vinegar which is what the original Nestlé recipe called for or malt, either way it’s a winner. Thanks for sharing. Jo and Jen

      2. Delphine Griffith says:

        Yes I’ve tried it with white, it really is good, my mum always made hers with brown.we have never had bought mayonnaise as it hasn’t the right taste to use all the time, I’ve grown up with it so have my sons now I’m trying to educate my Grandchildren, the taste is a bit strong as they are used to bought stuff and to me it has no flavour, so hoping this Christmas I’ll get them on side as I don’t have to bought only homemade with condensed milk. The vinegar and mustard takes the sweetness away. ???‍??

        1. Recipe Winners says:

          Hi Delphine, thanks for the response to the question about the mayo being as good with white vinegar as opposed to malt vinegar, it’s always good to get another perspective. Good luck with converting the Grandchildren, we think once they taste condensed milk mayo they’ll never look back. Jo and Jen

  4. Barbara Bensley says:

    This certainly is a trip down memory lane. My mum always used white vinegar and it was delicious. She also added chopped gherkins or MasterFoods Gherkin Relish to make a tartare sauce. Old fashioned and still yummy.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Barbara, couldn’t agree with you more, it is yummy. Glad you found us. Regards Jo and Jen

  5. Jordan McCulloch says:

    Is condensed milk the same as sweetened condensed milk?

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Jordan, yes they are the same. Don’t let the fact that it’s sweetened put you off, with the addition of the vinegar and mustard the sweetness is balanced out. Hope this helps.

      1. Jordan McCulloch says:

        Ok thank you I was just making sure 🙂

        1. Recipe Winners says:

          No problem! We’re happy to talk about anything in our recipes! Glad we could help.

  6. Sahrita Williams says:

    I also grew up with my nan and my mum making this exact mayonnaise.
    Next time you have roast potatoes drizzle some over the top of them!!!

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Sahrita, thanks for the potato tip. We’ll give it a try. Regards, Jo and Jen

  7. Lorraine Meyers says:

    Cant wait to try the condensed milk Mayo..

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Lorraine, this is a recipe that’s been around for many years and is still super popular. “As the saying goes it’s an oldie but a goodie” hope you enjoy it. Jo and Jen

  8. Robert Reid says:

    Condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk are both about 40% concentrate of boiled milk. Sweetened condensed milk has sugar and condensed milk does not.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Thanks Robert, appreciate your input. Regards, Jo and Jen

  9. I’ve used this recipe for years
    I used to make potato salad with it but can’t find the recipe anymore
    It had boiled potatoes and spring onions that’s all I remember
    Hope someone can help

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hello Leanna, try our ‘Easy egg and bacon Potato salad’ recipe on our site. It’s made using the condensed milk mayonnaise and it is our absolute go-to potato salad recipe, and always features on our Christmas menu. Hope you enjoy it. Regards, Jo and Jen

    2. Oh wow memories there! My gran raised me on this dressing & her potato salad was made with perfectly cut small potato cubes, chives & this dressing, pretty sure that was it. Possibly spring onions but I just remember the chives. Simple but so good & a must at Christmas lunch

      1. Recipe Winners says:

        Hi Josie, yes it’s an oldie but a goodie and we agree it’s a must have for Christmas. Regards, Jo and Jen

  10. bill addington says:

    Why on the original label it says 1cup of vinegar and your recipe says 1/2cup?

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Bill, we like it with less vinegar. Suggest you try it per our recipe then add more vinegar to your liking. Enjoy. Regards, Jo and Jen

  11. Sue Trahair says:

    Recipe appeared to thicken after refrigeration but very soon bottom amount became runny- had put into clean yoghurt container after making
    Never had this happen before

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hello Sue, not sure why that happened though a quick whisk with a fork should bring it back together. Regards, Jo and Jen

  12. Hi, when I went to school it was when all school children sat at table’s of 8 and the two at the top of the table were the server’s. I loved Fridays it was salad days with the most gorgeous salad cream. ( that’s what it was called in England in the 60s never heard of mayonnaise) I would be 14 at the time and tried over the years to replicate it. Then I came across your recipe. Just made some with white wine vinegar. It’s lovely almost the same but its a bit to vinegar tasting,,, I’m wondering if malt is less strong. ( I would think the cooks at school would of used malt as white vinegar would of been to expensive to use ) also
    what can I add to the one I’ve made to take some of the vinegar taste away.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Lorraine, Malt vinegar is sweeter, milder on the palate, and less acidic than white vinegar so maybe add some more condensed milk to balance it out. Regards, Jo and Jen

  13. Genevieve says:

    Can you use this for coleslaw dressing as well

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Genevieve, you can definitely dress coleslaw with this mayonnaise. Regards, Jo and Jen

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