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20 July 2007

Homemade condensed milk

To make the equivalent of a tin of condensed milk:


1/3 cup hot water
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup powdered milk - this can be full cream or skim milk
3 tablespoons butter


Melt the sugar in the hot water, then put all your ingredients into a food processor or blender. Mix slowly at first until everything is combined, then use high speed until everything is smooth.



16 comments:

  1. What a great recipe Rhonda! And it solves the problem for those people who don't want to use Nestle condensed milk. :)

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  2. Hi Eilleen. Yes, it tastes just like the canned stuff too. I admit though I hadn't thought about the Nestle connection. Thanks for telling us. : )

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  3. Rhonda, can you substitute it in recipes for cheesecakes etc?

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  4. oh my word...this recipe would have saved my hide so many times when I forgot the can o' condensed milk for a recipe (that I bought all the other ingredients for...

    thanks!

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  5. I have a question - is this regular condensed milk or what is referred to as sweetened condensed milk - a thicker, sweeter (obviously) version of regular condensed milk... the kind used in fudge...(can't think of any other recipes using it right now...)
    Grandma Carla in Idaho

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  6. Lisa, yes, it can be used in cheesecakes.

    Carla, it's the sweetened condensed milk. We call the other milk "evaporated milk" here. You could certainly use this in your fudge recipe.

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  7. Fustlés' Condensed Milk was/is a luxury for us ~ Mum would buy it as a treat for herself & allow herself a spoonful a day; IF we were really good & lucky, we'd be allowed a spoonful, too. I rarely buy it because usually I can only get Nestlé & it's a luxury I can't justify unless I'm making coconut ice as a present
    Thank you. Can I make it without a food processor?

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  8. killi, yes you could make it without a food processor. You'd need to beat it a lot, enough to incorporate the butter and dissolve the sugar. But it could be done. : )

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  9. I cheated ~ I made myself a coffee & used the water left in the kettle to make mixing easier. I started with the butter & sugar, then mixed in the powdered milk & added the water.
    I pointed a Canadian friend your way after telling her about your recipes, I hope you don't mind

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  10. Can you tell me please, what would I use sweetened condensed milk in (other than fudge - as you can tell I haven't used it much before)!
    Thanks, Amy

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  11. Amy - you can use it to make a rather sinful caramel for banoffee pie ;)

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  12. wish I'd seen this before
    sure saved a buck or two
    esp. by keeping the 'dries' in an empty coffee can + lid

    chas
    vancouver

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  13. Hi Rhonda,
    Unfortunately I've lent my copy of your book to a friend and now can't find the vanilla bean ice cream recipe on your site either. Could you please post a link for me to find the ice cream recipe again. We tried it last month and it was delish!

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  14. Penny, here it is:
    http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com.au/2009/09/simple-vanilla-ice-cream.html

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  15. Thanks so much Rhonda!
    You saved desert. :)

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