If you’ve ever been in the middle of making a recipe and suddenly realized you didn’t have one of the main ingredients….raise your hand! OK, I see I’m not alone in this (you can all put your hands down now.) It’s so frustrating when that happens! Even though it’s fairly easy to just run to the store and grab a can or box of something (depending on where you live,) it’s also nice to know that in a pinch you can easily make it at home!
I’ve done several posts over the years showing you how to make homemade versions of traditionally store-bought ingredients….chocolate syrup, mayonnaise, pancake mix, pancake syrup, cream soup substitute, teriyaki sauce, american cheese, hot chocolate mix, taco seasoning, yogurt….just to name a few.:-)
Today I’m adding to the list by showing you how easy it is to make your own Sweetened Condensed Milk at home! All you need are four ingredients and a hand mixer or blender, and you can make this baking staple in minutes!
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
Adapted from FoodNetwork.com
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered milk
Combine water, butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium sized bowl and blend with a hand mixer.
Add the powdered milk and blend with a hand mixer until smooth.
It should keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
Here are some of my favorite recipes using sweetened condensed milk!
What is your favorite way to use sweetened condensed milk?