Don’t spend money on tins of condensed milk! You can make your own homemade version and you know precisely where the ingredients came from!
What is condensed milk made of?
Condensed milk starts with cow’s milk and about 60% of the water is removed. The result is a thick liquid that is then sweetened.
Is unsweetened condensed milk the same as evaporated milk?
Yes. Evaporated milk is made by removing more than half of the water content from cow’s milk. If no sugar is added, the result is evaporated milk.
Is condensed milk full of sugar?
Sweetened condensed milk has a high level of sugar, about 50%. However, being made from cow’s milk, it also has useful protein and minerals.
Homemade sweetened condensed milk
How do I make 1 cup of condensed milk at home?
You need ingredients that you probably have in your pantry: 2 cups of milk and ¾ cup of sugar.
How to make 1 cup of homemade condensed milk
Can I turn evaporated milk into condensed milk?
Yes, indeed. Evaporated milk is really just unsweetened condensed milk, so it just needs to be sweetened.
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How to store homemade condensed milk
Condensed milk should be stored in a clean jar in the fridge. It can also be stored in the freezer in an appropriate container.
How to thicken homemade condensed milk
If your homemade condensed milk is runny, you may have removed it from the heat a bit too early. Pour it back into a saucepan and heat again while stirring continuously.
Or the shortcut is to mix in a pinch of baking soda without returning it to the heat.
Why is my homemade condensed milk lumpy?
If your homemade condensed milk is lumpy, you may have left it on the heat a bit too long. You can use a hand blender to smooth out the lumps.