Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

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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!

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! | ItsYummi.com

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!

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! | ItsYummi.com

 

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!

Chunky Monkey Cereal Bars Recipe - These delicious dessert bars are loaded with chocolate, bananas and cashews, baked onto a peanut butter cereal crust. SO flippin' good!

I hope you have a chance to make, use, and enjoy this homemade sweetened condensed milk recipe!

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Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time

This recipe for homemade condensed milk will make approximately 1 1/2 cups.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry milk powder
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup water, boiling

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine sugar and dry milk powder. Blend!
  2. Combine vanilla, melted butter and boiling (HOT!) water and pour into the blender.
  3. Blend for 3 minutes, until thick. Reserve in the fridge and use as regular sweetened condensed milk.
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If you make this recipe, I'd love it if you'd share a photo and/or give your feedback over on my Facebook page, Cooking with Chef Bec!

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!

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Photo Credit: FoodNetwork.com

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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.

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! | ItsYummi.com

20 Replies to "Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk"

  • Claudiaicatlett April 20, 2017 (7:30 am)

    Wow, can’t wait to make some. How long does it keep in frig? Thanks for sharing this information to us. Your recipes look yummy. Can’t wait to try them.

    • Becca April 20, 2017 (8:26 am)

      I hope you love the sweetened condensed milk recipe! If you keep it in a well sealed container or mason jar, I think it will stay good for at least a couple of weeks, and possibly longer. If you see any signs of discoloration or mold growth, do not use it and throw it out.

  • Chunky Monkey Cereal Bars ~ Its Yummi October 13, 2015 (3:16 pm)

    […] Cereal Bars are loaded with chocolate chips, bananas, and cashews that have been blended with homemade condensed milk, then baked onto a peanut butter cereal base. It’s a recipe that I created off of the top […]

  • Robin Jaggers September 21, 2014 (1:51 am)

    Awesome! I have seen MANY recipes for do it yourself things, THIS IS THE BEST! I use it in my homemade (Wendy;s) Frosty recipe!….Thanks so very much!

    • Chef Becca September 21, 2014 (10:06 am)

      Your sweet comment completely made my day, Robin. Thank you!

  • Rosalie April 5, 2014 (12:56 am)

    How well does this work when used in recipes like fudge?

    • Chef Becca April 5, 2014 (4:49 am)

      Rosalie, it’s my understanding that Nelly’s recipe works as an absolute replacement for the condensed milk that you can buy in the store, so I’d say without hesitation that it will work wonderfully in a fudge recipe! If you’re still unsure, you’re welcome to contact Nelly directly via email at [email protected]

  • Alice July 1, 2013 (10:36 am)

    how long would you expect this to kep in the fridge and can you preserve it for future use in glass jars?

    • Becca Heflin July 1, 2013 (6:31 pm)

      Thanks for the questions, Alice. I’ve forwarded your questions on to Nelly and will hopefully have answers for you soon!

  • Karin Anderson June 26, 2013 (12:37 pm)

    Great to find this. I’m making Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream, and sweetened condensed milk is the main ingredient. I would love to make my own (and reduce the sugar amount a bit.)

    • Becca Heflin June 26, 2013 (12:47 pm)

      I’m hopeful that it will give you the results you’re looking for, Karin! This recipe is SO easy that you may never pay for condensed milk again! 🙂

  • Michele April 23, 2012 (1:25 pm)

    Great idea! Thank you 🙂

  • haniela April 22, 2012 (7:05 pm)

    That is so awesome, thanks for the recipe!

  • DessertForTwo April 18, 2012 (12:54 pm)

    What a genius idea! Thanks for this! 🙂

  • Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray) April 18, 2012 (5:51 am)

    Nelly is a genius! Can’t wait to try this.

  • Donna April 17, 2012 (9:32 pm)

    Woah. That’s easier than putting on my shoes, getting in the car, and going to the store.

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen April 17, 2012 (9:29 pm)

    It’s that easy? Holy Moly! I will be doing this, wonderful, excellent!

  • Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet April 17, 2012 (4:42 pm)

    How cool is that? I would’ve never thought to make it myself. Great guest post. <3 Nelly!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 17, 2012 (4:17 pm)

    what a novel idea!

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