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Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

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Here is another great recipe in our pantry staple series for making your own Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk. It is super simple and tastes even better than the canned version!

I used condensed milk in many recipes and it can get very expensive if you use much of it. Here is a homemade version that tastes even better than the canned stuff!

This is CRAZY good and goes great in recipes like my delicious Butterfinger Cake.

Why do you want to spend money buying storebought things when you can take just a little bit of extra time and create something delicious in your own kitchen?

How to Make Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

This post was originally published on December 22, 2009.

Making this is super simple and only requires 4 simple ingredients — powdered milk, sugar, butter and water.

You can use sweetened condensed milk as a milk replacement in your daily coffee as many people do. Instead of creamer, they use this because it is already pre-sweetened.

It's also a key ingredient in dessert recipes like my Old Fashioned Cherry Cheesecake or my Frozen Lemonade Pie.

Place the dry milk, granulated sugar, 1/3 cup of the boiling water, and the melted butter in a blender.

Blend all ingredients together until they are smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender occasionally to get all the dry ingredients incorporated.

Condensed milk typically has a thick, syrupy consistency, but if your homemade condensed milk is too thick to pour easily, add another spoonful or two of boiling water and blend to incorporate. Adjust the water until you are happy with the consistency.

Use your homemade sweetened condensed milk right away, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It will get thicker when it is refrigerated, but will loosen up when stirred and brought to room temperature.

If you are dairy-free, you can prepare dairy-free condensed milk by substituting coconut milk for the dry milk product.

Now that you know how to make your own sweetened condensed milk, you can experiment with all the sweet treats you can create with this easy-to-make pantry staple.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Making your own sweetened condensed milk is fast and easy! If you've ever encountered a recipe that calls for condensed milk, only to be foiled by an empty pantry shelf, you need this recipe. Whip up a batch of sweetened condensed milk in 5 minutes, and use it for baking or candy making. All you need are four ingredients and a blender.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Instructions

    1. Place the dry milk, granulated sugar, 1/3 cup of the boiling water, and the melted butter in a blender.
    2. Blend all ingredients together until they are smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender occasionally to get all the dry ingredients incorporated.
    3. If your homemade condensed milk is too thick to pour easily, add another spoonful or two of boiling water and blend to incorporate. Adjust the water until you are happy with the consistency.
    4. Use your homemade sweetened condensed milk right away, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

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