by Texas Homesteader ~
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Did you know you can make your own sweetened condensed milk in literally minutes?? I don’t use sweetened condensed milk often but it’s sometimes an ingredient in family favorite recipes. But I haven’t actually purchased this expensive can of milk in years once I found out how easy it is to make myself.
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Dessert Requires Sweetened Condensed Milk
Recently I made a favorite holiday dessert: No-Bake Cherry Fluff Dessert. It calls for a can of sweetened condensed milk.
(Note: There’s a whole list of Holiday Cooking links at the end of this post!)
I made the sweetened condensed milk that this recipe requires myself! I feel pretty empowered that I’ve been able to provide for my family without a trip to the grocery store.
Plus it’s significantly less expensive than the purchased counterpart and that makes my budget happy.
It’s also typically healthier without the odd-sounding ingredients you typically see on commercial food labels.
And probably most importantly to me – it’s environmentally friendly with less landfill-bound trash.
Simple Ingredients For Sweetened Condensed Milk
To make my sweetened condensed milk I pulled out the few basic ingredients:
Since I had to drain a can of pineapple for my dessert recipe I used that juice in place of the water to add a little flavor punch for my recipe. But plain ole boiling water works just fine.
Making Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Aaaanyway here’s what I did to make my own sweetened condensed milk:
I measured out all my ingredients and got them all ready.
Then I added the pineapple juice that I’m substituting for the water into a glass measuring cup and heated it in the microwave until it started to bubble.
I added butter to the hot liquid and stirred to allow the butter to melt into the juice.
Then I poured it into my * Ninja blender.
(I polled my Facebook followers several weeks ago & the Ninja was very highly recommended so I bought one for myself – it does not disappoint!)
Since I’m only making a can’s worth of sweetened condensed milk I’m using the smaller Ninja blender unit.
Then I added powdered milk, sugar and vanilla into the Ninja container with the hot juice & and first pulsed the blender, then blended on high for about 20 seconds until it was all smooth and creamy.
Seconds Later – DONE!
Can you even believe how quickly that went?? I know I can’t.
I mean I’m not lazy in the kitchen but…
OK yes let’s be honest, I’m very lazy in the kitchen. And any quick, easy and inexpensive shortcut I can come across is a winner in my book!
To me it’s shocking how easy it is to make this sweetened condensed milk. And yet in our area a single can of the name-brand stuff sells for about $3.49.
Now I’ve only used this milk recipe in my Cherry Shtuff no-bake dessert over the years. But it’s worked beautifully for me Every. Single. Time.
So I have no doubt it’ll work fantabulously in your recipe too.
What? Will I share my recipe with you?
Well of COURSE I will!
Did you make this sweetened condensed milk? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!
Sweetened Condensed Milk (equivalent to a 14-ounce can)
This homemade sweetened condensed milk uses very few kitchen staples and blends together in minutes. Smooth, creamy, sweet - perfect! #TexasHomesteader
- 1/2 cup of boiling water
- 1 cup nonfat dry milk
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Heat 1/2 cup water to boiling, add the butter and stir to melt. Pour into blender and add dry milk, sugar & vanilla.
Cover and first pulse, then blend on high speed for about 20 seconds or until smooth.
Use immediately, store in refrigerator in a covered container for about a week
Want More Holiday Cooking Tips & Recipes?
- RancherMan’s Green Bean Casserole Recipe
- Quick & Easy Roasted Vegetables
- Zesty Ranch-Style Beans
- Rosemary Rice
- No-Cook Cherry Dessert
- MYO Cherry Pie Filling Quickly
- Apple Pie With Home-Canned Apples
- Easy Instant Pot Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Bread (with Cake Mix Shortcut)
- Easy, Healthy Breakfast Muffins
- Honey-Sweetened Whipped Cream
- Double Pie Crust Recipe
- MYO Sweetened Condensed Milk
- MYO Broth Easily!
- Easy Cream-Of-ANYTHING Soup Recipe
- Easier Peeling For Boiled Eggs
- How To Tell If Your Baking Powder Is Still Good
- What Do The Dates On The Food Labels Mean?
- Keeping Hot Dishes HOT In Transit
- Keeping Food Safely COLD
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