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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