Making Sweetened Condensed Milk At Home Couldn't Be Easier

Ingredients: You'll need 1 cup of milk (whole or low-fat), 2/3 cup of granulated sugar, and 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter.

Combine Ingredients: In a small saucepan, combine the milk and sugar over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.

Simmer: Once the sugar is dissolved, reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture gently for about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. The mixture will gradually thicken and reduce in volume.

Add Butter: Once the mixture has thickened to the consistency of condensed milk, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the unsalted butter until melted and fully incorporated.

Cool: Allow the homemade sweetened condensed milk to cool completely before transferring it to a clean, airtight container. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

Store: Store the homemade sweetened condensed milk in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Use it in your favorite recipes that call for sweetened condensed milk, such as desserts, drinks, and sauces.

Adjust Consistency: If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can simmer the mixture for a bit longer until it reaches your desired thickness. Just be sure not to let it boil or burn.

Variations: You can customize your homemade sweetened condensed milk by adding flavorings such as vanilla extract or almond extract for extra depth of flavor.

Dairy-Free Option: If you're lactose intolerant or prefer a dairy-free option, you can use coconut milk instead of regular milk to make dairy-free sweetened condensed milk.

Enjoy: Use your homemade sweetened condensed milk in recipes like fudge, caramel sauce, ice cream, or as a sweetener for coffee or tea.

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