Sweet Macaroni Salad? Is that a thing? Turns out, yes, and it’s amazing! Sweet Macaroni Salad uses sweetened condensed milk as its creamy, luscious base, so it’s sweet without being sugary. Cider vinegar brings the tang, while the carrots, green peppers, and onion add crunch, brightness, and freshness. Oh, and don’t forget the tender macaroni! Sweet Macaroni Salad is excellent for making ahead of the next cookout, where its soft sweetness provides a welcome contrast to more savory fare. It’s the best way to enjoy the sweet summer days!


  • 1 (16-ounce) package of elbow macaroni
  • 4 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Step 1 –Cook the macaroni according to the package directions.

Step 2 –Drain the macaroni and rinse it in cold water.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, combine the macaroni, carrots, green pepper, and red onion.

Step 4 –In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, condensed milk, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper until smooth and the sugar is dissolved.

Step 5 –Stir the mayo mixture into the macaroni mixture.

Step 6 –Refrigerate, covered, for at least 8 hours and up to overnight.

Step 7 –Serve cold.