"Make the sweetened condensed milk at home instead of buying it at the store. This recipe makes enough to equal the standard can size of 14 ounces." — Jeannie
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1 1/8 cups
PERFECT SUBSTITUTE! I was out of the normal canned sweetened condensed milk and used this recipe instead. It worked out wonderfully! I don't have a double broiler, so I filled a larger sauce pan 1/3 full of water; and took a slightly smaller saucepan and put it inside the larger one. In the smaller pan I sprayed it with nonstick cooking spray and put the ingredients in. I cooked in on medium heat - stirring often - for about 10-15 minutes. I didn't have ANY problems with this recipe whatsoever. It was an identical substitute. Thanks so much for sharing!
A good concept that needs refinement. I doubled the recipe and still it yielded barely the equivalent of a single can of Bordens. No mention was made of stirring during cooking. This is not only a good idea, it is down right critical. Plus, no mention is made of the initial cooking temperature. Keep it down a bit, stir constantly, and you should have good results. The flavor is just like Bordens. I mixed it with the can of Bordens I had on hand and it worked great.
One reviewer said this burned while cooking and, even though I stirred it constantly while it cooked, it definitely burned for me too. I made a second batch in the microwave oven and timed and watched it very carefully so it wouldn't boil over. I zapped for 1 min., stirred zapped for 30 seconds, twice, stirred, then continued to zap until it boiled almost to the rim for 15 seconds. I did this for 5 times, stirring after each. Finally, I put it into my Bullet and blended it for about 50 seconds till it was totally smooth and exactly like the canned version. I'll make it this way from now on - it tastes like what I always bought before but is much cheaper to make. It actually takes less time to make it this way, too!
Wow! I can't believe that making sweetened condensed milk is so easy! I am so happy to have found this recipe. This is just like the real thing -- and so easy to make with handy ingredients. No more of those little cans for me. Thanks for the recipe!
This was a quick save for me. I was making Cheese Cake (my own recipe) and realized after everything else was added in that I only had 1 can of condensed milk. It did burn a little so next time I will probably turn down the heat and put in in a double broiler. It made the cheese cake richer and worked out great. Thanks Jeannie for the quick and easy recipe. I will definitely be making this recipe again.
First, I tried this with splenda thanks to HotGrandma, who threw down the gantlet. this did not work, the result was grainy and would not smooth out. I then tried it with regular sugar. It was still grainy even tho I combined the dry milk and water before I heated it up. I accidentally burned it a bit. I sorta salvaged it by running it throw a sieve. I will use it for oatmeal next week. sorry, could not make this work out for me :(
In Germany: Nestlé make condensed sweetened milk in tubes and cans under the brand "Milchmädchen". Kaufhof/Hertie/Walmart should stock it. I've never seen powdered milk here except on an army base.
Thank you for the recipe. My hubby is a diabetic and I am constantly searching for recipes I can convert using a non sugar sub., There are many recipes out there but you have to find how to convert the components like condensed milk so that you can make it for a diabetic to eat. Thank you for providing this.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 2
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