Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Whether you forgot to pick up a can at the grocery or you’re looking to cut down on the processed food you buy, it is simple to make your own sweetened condensed milk.  This recipe is from Kitchen Stewardship here.
What to buy:
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
What to do:
  • mix sugar and milk together in a heavy-bottomed saucepan
  • stirring often, bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat
  • as soon as steam starts lifting off the milk, lower the heat even further, and when the sugar is entirely dissolved, put the heat as low as it can go
  • you want to reduce the quantity in the pot (which is now about 1 3/4 cups) by approximately half and this takes about 2 hours at very low heat – you could speed it up a bit if you watch carefully and stir often
  • once reduced, whisk in the butter and vanilla
  • the recipe is equivalent to just less than one whole can of brand name sweetened condensed milk

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