Make Your Own: Sweetened Condensed Milk

Make Your Own Sweetened Condensed Milk

Cost/benefit analysis.

When you compare the cost of a thing, to the benefits derived from that thing, to decide if the cost is worth it.

In the end, I will say this: I will most likely be buying my sweetened condensed milk in those little cans, at least when I can find it on sale.

I’m glad that I tried this project, and I will say that there are two benefits to it:

1. I can make it with raw sugar (I can have sugar, I’m just not supposed to have processed white sugar)

2. It is actually marginally cheaper


I cooked my batch for an hour and forty minutes, and still didn’t have the consistency I really liked.

So my cost/benefit analysis: if I have a weekend at home, and the milk, I’ll do this again. But I’ll probably just buy the little cans.

If you would like to try this at home:

1 quart whole milk

1/2 cup raw sugar

Bring to a simmer on no higher than medium, and let simmer down until your milk reduces to the consistency you’re looking for.

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