Monday, January 21, 2013
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sweetened condensed milk is so expensive. And lets be honest, do you ever actually use the entire can? I rarely do because I am always cutting recipes in half or fourths because it is just my husband and I eating these scrumptious desserts. This recipe could not be easier. It is so cheap. And I always have all the ingredients on hand already. If you need some sweetened condensed milk in a recipe, give this a try. Delicious, takes five minutes (or less), and incredibly inexpensive.
I have seen tons of sweetened condensed milk recipes that you have to cook on the stove. Who wants to do that? And in the reviews, they always say it gets clumpy and what not. This stuff NEVER clumps and you never have to cook this. PERFECT!
This makes approximately 1 1/2 cups or the equivalent of 1 (14 ounce) can.
1 cup sugar
1 cup dry powdered milk or 2 cups instant dry powdered milk (my grocery store only has instant so that is what I use)
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon real butter
1. Put water and butter in a microwave dish and let it come to a boil in your microwave; about 45-60 seconds (keep an eye on it).
2. Put sugar and powdered milk in a blender or magic bullet. Add the boiling water butter mixture. Blend until combined, scraping down the sides if needed.
3. Use just as the normal sweetened condensed milk from a can.