Homemade sweetened condensed milk is incredibly easy to make, for a fraction of the cost of buying the canned version from a grocery store. Better yet, there are no additional chemicals in it!
I can’t express how thrilled I am to introduce you to my friend Nelly and her recipe for homemade condensed milk! Some of you already know her, but for those of you that don’t, go to her Facebook page and look at her amazing recipes! She has a unique style that makes all of her dishes fun… just like her! Today, she’s going to give you her recipe for homemade condensed milk. This is going to save you SO much money during the holidays!
Homemade sweetened condensed milk. Making it from scratch!?
Why would you even make it when it’s so easy to just buy a can and be done with it?
- It’s extremely easy!
- It’s cheaper (because these cans go for $2.50 at my local grocery store!)
- You’ll know exactly what’s in it!
When I heard my dear friend Becca was in search for a few guest posters, I jumped on the occasion. Becca is not only a fantastic food blogger and baker, but her heart is literally made out of gold, glitter, and unicorn tears. She’s always lending a helping hand, sharing with others her knowledge and just pouring SO much love into everything she does. It was only obvious I shared a new method I had just learned from my grandmother with It’s Yummi readers!
Using this basic recipe, you can make all kinds of unique flavors of sweetened condensed milk! Add rum and make a Buttered Rum sweetened condensed milk. Substitute the vanilla for lemon juice and make it the base to your Lemon Meringue Pie! Let’s not forget Becca’s Chunky Monkey Cereal Bars recipe, either! The possibilities are endless!
I hope you have a chance to make, use, and enjoy this homemade sweetened condensed milk recipe!
Homemade Condensed Milk
- 1 cup dry milk powder
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1/3 cup water, boiling
- In a blender, combine sugar and dry milk powder. Blend!
- Combine vanilla, melted butter and boiling (HOT!) water and pour into the blender.
- Blend for 3 minutes, until thick. Reserve in the fridge and use as regular sweetened condensed milk.
Making homemade pantry staples is so easy! Speaking of the pantry, how organized (or disorganized) is your pantry?? I have some great blogging friends and one of them, Kirsten, from Comfortably Domestic, has a great 5-step plan to organizing your pantry. I have a great tutorial on organizing and Spring cleaning your kitchen cabinets, too.
If you want to make more homemade pantry staples, check out these recipes!
Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar and Red Wine Vinegar, from Boulder Locavore.
Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix, from Wonky Wonderful.
DIY Homemade Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix, from Brown Eyed Baker.
Whoops! With all the excitement of homemade condensed milk, I forgot to introduce myself! I’m Marnely (Nelly) from over at Cooking with Books, better known on Twitter as @nella22 and you can find me on Facebook as well.