I recently received a request from a fan of my Arabic blog (www.fattoush.me) asking for the recipe of sweetened condensed milk.
I personally use sweetened condensed milk a lot. One of the things that bother me the most when I am cooking or baking is finding I ran out of stock of an ingredient I need or that it is expired. I hate having to rush to the nearest supermarket to fetch it! So years ago, I did some research, and luckily found that there are quite some items that you can substitute or do yourself at home. Sweetened condensed milk, is one of the ingredients that you can easily prepare.
The recipe for preparing sweetened condensed milk is quite basic and easy. It takes no more than five minutes, meaning faster that rushing to the supermarket (YEAY). Plus, the cost for preparing Sweetened Condensed Milk it at home is cheaper than buying it.
The recipe below yields about 11/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk, about the same quantity as is in one can.
Note: if you are using the sweetened condensed milk to sweeten your tea, you can opt to reduce the fat content by reducing the butter called for in the recipe. However, if you are using the condensed milk for preparing a dessert, examine the recipe you want to prepare before deciding if you want to reduce the butter or not.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe
Preparation time: 5 min
1/4 cup (50 grams) butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup powder milk
1/3 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
How to make Sweetened Condensed Milk:
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor adapted with a blade.
- Pulse for two minutes until you have a smooth mixture with no lumps.
You can use it to sweeten your tea or as an ingredient in many dessert recipes. You must consume your homemade sweetened condensed milk within a week.
Hope you enjoyed today’s easy sweet recipe: Sweetened Condensed Milk. Bon appetite.
Quite easy, don’t you agree?
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