How To Make Sweetened Condensed Milk, Three Ways

Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk. Diana Rattray

Sweetened condensed milk is basically milk with the water removed and sugar added. 

Here are three easy ways to make sweetened condensed milk at home.

With Evaporated Milk

Ingredients

  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the evaporated milk with the sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  1. If desired, whisk in about 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  2. Remove from the heat and let stand until cooled.
  3. Cover and refrigerate or use it in a recipe.

With Milk

This is a longer process (at least 2 hours) because the milk has to reduce while cooking over very low heat.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the milk and sugar.
  2. Bring the milk to a simmer, stirring constantly. 
  3. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until reduced by about half. 
  4. Whisk in the butter and vanilla.
  5. Cover and refrigerate.

With Dry Milk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • a few drops of vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pour the boiling water into a blender.
  2. Add the nonfat dry milk.
  3. Add 2/3 cup sugar.
  4. Add 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
  1. Add a few drops of vanilla.
  2. Place the lid on the blender and cover it with a folded kitchen towel. Hold it down firmly and blend on high speed for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Pour the milk into a jar or container.
  4. Use in a recipe immediately or store it in a covered container in the refrigerator.

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