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Thursday, 12 November 2015

DIY Sweetened Condensed Milk

Christmas is coming! Not to rush it, but for the busy farm wife it's none too soon to start thinking about getting the baking started. Having a couple of containers of squares or loafs in the freezer means never having to serve store bought cookies!
So, in happy anticipation of the upcoming holiday seasons, today I crack open the 4Shoes cookbook to share with you a tested & true homemade version of a must have ingredient that is just too pricey in the store. Make sure to write this one down as it will surely come in handy for many of the more decadent dessert recipes of the year.

Homemade is always more satisfying!!
Ingredient list:
  • 1 C boiling water
  • 1/4 C butter or margarine
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 C powdered milk

Pour boiling water into a small saucepan, add butter & sugar & stir gently over low heat until butter & sugar are completely dissolved.
Add the powdered milk, 1/4 C @ a time, stirring constantly until it is completely dissolved & the mixture is silky smooth.
Your homemade version should be stored in an airtight jar & will keep very well in the fridge for a month to 5 weeks.
1+3/4 C of the homemade version = 1 can of the pre-made grocery store product.

Happy Baking!


  1. Wow, I've never heard of homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk. I always assumed it had to be bought in the store. This would be helpful to have around.

  2. This was the very first 'homemade version of' something that I ever collected; I've squirreled away a good number of these $saving cheats since then & I am always on the look-out for more.
    (Beats stamp collecting. :-)
    Bake on Linda!


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