Condensed milk is used for a variety of dessert recipes. These homemade versions are great to whip up if you are out of stock and don’t wish to pay much money for that little can at the store.
- 1 cup (245 mL) boiling water
- 1/4 cup (55 g) margarine
- 2 cups (400 g) white sugar
- 4 cups (480 g) nonfat dry milk powder
Microwave condensed milk:
Creates 1 1/3 cups of condensed milk, equivalent to a 14 ounce can:
- 3/4 cup sugar (or Splenda)
- 1 1/4 cups dry milk powder
- 1/2 cup cold water
Indian condensed milk:
- 1 pack cream milk (Amul Brand)
- 100g/ 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 pinch baking soda
- Get a blender and pour the water into it.
- Add the stick of margarine and the 2 cups of sugar to the blender.
- Turn the blender on and combine the ingredients well.
- Take one cup of the dry milk powder and slowly add it to the blender. Combine and blend. Repeat for the three other cups, so that you’re blending after you add each time.
- Store in airtight container and place in refrigerator.
Microwave condensed milk
- Pour the water into a 2-cup glass measuring cup or jug. Add the milk slowly, stirring to combine it properly. Stir until smooth.
- Place in the microwave. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 1/2 to 1 minute. Or, heat until the milk is steaming hot.
- Remove from the microwave. Stir in the sugar (or Splenda). Keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
- Allow to cool before using.
Indian condensed milk
- Heat the milk in a heavy-based saucepan. Do not let it burn.
- Add sugar and baking soda to the hot milk. Stir in well.
- Keep stirring until the milk thickens. Stir at least once a minute, if not more often.
- When the milk thickens, keep stirring. This will help it to thicken even more.
- Once the consistency is very thick, the condensed milk is ready. Remove it from the heat.
- Let the condensed milk stand aside for an hour to cool. Then transfer to an airtight container for refrigeration or use immediately.
Things You’ll Need
Condensed milk method:
- Measuring cup
- Airtight container
Microwave condensed milk method:
- 2-cup glass cup or jug
- Stirring implement
Indian condensed milk method:
- Heavy-based saucepan
- Stirring implement
- Airtight container if storing
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Sources and Citations
- Method 1 adapted from: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Homemade-Condensed-Milk/Detail.aspx
- Method 2 adapted from “Microwave Times”
- Method 3 from a reader
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