Thursday, September 12, 2013

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk (Throwback Thursday)

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 the 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!

I have used it in things I have baked (like these Ooey Gooey Peanut Butter Brownies) and things that I have refrigerated (like this Peanut Butter Pie). It works great in both facets.

This makes approximately 1 1/2 cups or the equivalent of 1 (14 ounce) can.

Ingredients
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

Directions
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.

20 comments:

  1. Rose D. Frenchtown, NJJanuary 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Brilliant! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. I am so glad that you enjoyed this recipe. I hope that you were able to try the recipe and love it as much as I do. Let me know your thoughts if you ever tried this recipe.

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  3. Awesome! Can't wait to try it! Thanks!

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    1. I hope you were able to give this recipe a try and fell in love with it, just as I have. Let me know your results if you gave this a try.

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  4. Would this work in a recipe using condensed milk to make caramel? I always forget to keep a tin in the cupboard (and it always seems so expensive for the amount you get!)

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    1. I am not sure. I think the caramel one you are thinking of you boil the actual can when its full? I would just try to do a homemade caramel sauce instead. I am posting one soon that is my new favorite, no fail, no thermometer recipe.

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    2. I saw a pinterest one that you used a glass mason jar....in a crock pot.....they tested it and nothing ever exploded might want to check into it.

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    3. My condensed milk recipe is .......
      2/3 cup sugar
      1/3 cup hot water to dissolve
      add 50g butter and
      1 cup powdered milk and microwave until butter is melted and mix together with wisk.
      OR just throw it all in a blender until smooth.
      FOR CARAMEL :
      use brown sugar in your condensed milk recipe and add 1/2 cup ish of Golden Syrup.
      Microwave a minute at a time ( stopping to stir ) for about 6 times. It magically turns to perfect caramel.

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    4. Thanks for sharing your sweetened condensed milk recipe as well. I love when people share their variations with me!

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  5. Sounds like I might get to make fudge, even when I haven't shopped!
    Thank you.

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    1. Oh I have never tried this with fudge. Did you give it a go? How did it work?

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  6. Awesome!
    I just found a recipe for homemade coffee creamer using sweetened condensed milk ( http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/951509/do-it-at-home-homemade-flavored-coffee-creamer-recipes ) and I'm excited with the prospects of using completely natural ingredients :)
    Thanks!

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    1. Did you try it out in your coffee creamer? How did it turn out?

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  7. I have been using the recipe from anonymous for over 30 years. The amounts make equivalent to one can SC milk. I have used it for any recipe that calls for SC milk.

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    1. I am SO glad that you have had as much success as I have with this recipe. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  8. I am a complete nob when it comes to cooking. When you say powdered milk, is it the powder you put in or do you make up the powder in to milk then add it?

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    1. No problem at all. You use the straight powder. Let me know how it turns out.

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  9. I love this recipe! What drove me to finding it was the fact that cans have BPAs in the lining and apparently milk products are one of the worst items to buy canned...I guess it leeches more. My daughter's high level of anxiety (BPAs can affect kid's behavior) was reduced hugely and significantly within two weeks of cutting out canned foods (she liked canned refried beans, another big one that leeches). Anyway, I use sweetened condensed milk in some of my desserts and I was so happy to find a non-canned version that I can make in no time. Super yummy!
    Thank you!

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  10. Have you tried cutting the recipe in half? Does it still turn out well? As you mentioned, I don't often need an entire can, so if I could make only half that would save me even more money.

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