Sunday, November 11, 2007

Make Your Own: Sweetened Condensed Milk

I wanted to make the Hello Dolly bars in my blog and realized I had no sweetened condensed milk. So, I figured I'd make my own!

2 Cups Skim Milk
1 1/4 Cups of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla
Place the milk in a saucepot and reduce by 2/3. The milk will be slightly thicker and have a light tan appearance. Add the sugar and simmer until the mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon. About 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

This was way better than any canned sweetened condensed milk! It was almost like dulce de leche...just not as caramelized and thick.


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a GREAT idea! I hate buynig the cans of that stuff! GENIUS!

Melissa said...

awesome!! i did not realize hoe easy it was to make that. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for the recipe, I'm not quite sure if the store brands are safe from melamine. This is a fantastic alternative that is quick and safe to consume.