My relationship with Condensed Milk dates back to 1980's. I literally love anything with condensed milk . In fact, it is a delight to  lick some or use as a dip when you crave for something sweet. 

This ready reckoner is such a blessing in disguise and is widely used in Dessert preparation globally. It blends so very well with any ingredient and imparts great taste to the finished product. 
I have been doing a sweet marathon for the past few days and I am not tired of it. The contestants I decided upon for this session were Condensed Milk and Coconut. The love affair between these two turned out into great tasting Laddus that were soft, slightly chewy yet firm and good looking. 
Coconut Laddu is an age old Milkmaid recipe that I love next to the Stick jaw recipe I posted recently. Click here for the recipe. It took 5 mins to finish preparing the recipe with only 2 ingredients. What more do you need? Lets get started then....

Preparation time: 2 mins           
Cooking Time: 5 mins                
Rolling time: 8 to 10 mins
Cuisine: Indian  
Category : Sweet                         
Cooking Level: very easy           
Yields: 35 Jamoon sized Laddus
Recipe Source: Milkmaid Booklet                                                  
Nutrition Facts
Servings 35.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g11 %
Saturated Fat 6 g31 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 6 mg0 %
Potassium 0 mg0 %
Total Carbohydrate 2 g1 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g10 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 1 g1 %
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium1 %
Iron2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
  • 450 gm of Condensed Milk
  • 400 gm of Desiccated Coconut ( reserve 50 gm)
  • 1 tsp of ghee to grease hands
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Line a tray with Butter paper and keep it beside you. Keep another plate beside for transferring the cooked mixture.
  • Reserve 50 gm of  Desiccated Coconut for rolling the laddus. Grind this with 1 tbsp sugar and set aside on a plate.
  • Combine  450 gm of Condensed Milk and 350 gm of Desiccated Coconut in a Kadai/ Thick bottomed vessel and start cooking on low medium flame.
  • Cook until the mixture becomes thick and rolls into a mass that does not stick to the Kadai or vessel anymore.
  • Transfer the mixture to the plate and spread it so that the mixture becomes bearably warm. 
  • Grease your palm with little ghee and pinch the mixture little by little and roll it quickly into a smooth ball. Immediately roll it on the reserved desiccated coconut.
  • Arrange the laddus on the tray lined with butter paper to cool completely.
  • Transfer it into an airtight container. This laddu keeps well for a week.

  • Once you transfer the cooked mixture to the tray, it will be very hot. Spread it with your spatula so that the heat dissipates quickly.
  • Start pinching the mixture from the corners to avoid burning your palms.
  • You can skip grinding the reserved coconut with sugar and just roll it as it is. But I recommend that step as plain desiccated coconut gives a flat taste. 
  • This recipe tastes great as such even without the addition of flavouring agents and other additives like nuts. I just stuck to the procedure. 
  • However, if you prefer you can throw in a fistful of chopped cashew nuts or almonds toasted in ghee. Add it into the mixture when it starts to thicken slightly. 
  • You can flavour the mixture with rose water/ rose food colour or rose milk essence for a twist. Or even add cocoa powder , saffron, pistachio flavour or whatever tickles your fancy.


  1. I have made these once and absolutely loved them... too easy to be true... they look awesome..:)

  2. I have tried this and it tastes yummy

  3. Wow !!! ladoos look perfect ..Just with 2 ingredients sounds interesting

  4. love these flawless laddus,esp the ones in coconut shell..Yummy,Soumya !!!
    Wishing you a very happy Diwali :)

  5. So lovely clicks.. very tempting...
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  6. I've tasted laddo,but never thought of how to make.Sounds bit easy and I feel like trying it at home...These look so delicious and love the first picture much!

  7. I love coconut ladoos,you can never go wrong with it :)

  8. Sowmya , These laddoos are something to nibble anyti me !! the first click is done soo well :) It made me move on to the next and then further down..

    First time visitor to your space and I am glad to b here !!

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  9. Awesome clicks!!!Love this laddoos

  10. Heavenly sweet treat. Love anything made with coconut.

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  12. ......Good..*......An alternate to coconut candy ( or also known as coconut barfi to some ) Please correct if I am wrong !......

    1. Thank you Jagdish. You are right. This is an alternate to the regular Burfis. The exception is the condensed milk that imparts a sweet taste and milky flavour that blends perfectly with the dry coconut. Regular Burfis are prepared with or without milk.

    2. Do check this post too.

    3. ......Hi, the coconut candy that I was refering to is one that is made from grated coconut , condensed milk and sugar .Its common in Malaysia and Singapore.We call it coconut candy but our visitors from India call it coconut barfi. The method is almost the same as coconut laddu except that its flattened on greased trays and cut in ' diamond ' shaped pieces while its hot.I know this because I assist my wife in stirring the mixture on the stove and flattening !.

    4. Glad to know that you are interested in cooking and assisting your wife. Do you blog?

    5. ......Sorry , one ingredient I forgot to mention is rose essence . I do have interest in cooking and do give a little assistance to my wife sometimes when she has lot of house work to do.One of the most important work I do for her is to turn off the stove ! ! . .I do not blog but intend to ......not cooking but numerology . . Another item you can add to coconut candy is crushed almonds . .****** Selamat Hari Thaipusam , May LORD MURUGAN shower HIS Blessings upon you and your family * * * * * * ! ! . .

  13. I tried it out Sowmi, so easy and so 😋. Will share the picture in WA.


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