Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make It From Scratch: Sweetened Condensed Milk

Now that holiday baking season is in full swing, I thought I would share a recipe for making your own sweetened condensed milk. I have a few recipes that call for this product, and it can get expensive even if you buy a store brand!

Fortunately, it's quick and easy to make your own (for a fraction of the cost). Here's how:

1 cup instant skim milk powder
2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp butter
1/3 cup boiling water

In a medium-sized heatproof bowl, combine the milk powder, sugar and butter. Carefully add the boiling water and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until smooth. I usually let this cool for a couple of hours in the fridge before using.

Two of my favourite ways to use sweetened condensed milk are in these Neapolitan Coconut Strips and Magic Cookie Bars. How do you like to use it?


  1. This is great, I'm definitely going to try this out! Do you know how long it will stay good in the fridge?

  2. I'm not sure how long it would keep. I usually use it within 24 hrs of making it. Based on the ingredients, I don't see why it wouldn't keep for a week or so in the fridge.


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