Sweetened Condensed Milk

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Recipe by  Jeannie

“Make the sweetened condensed milk at home instead of buying it at the store. This recipe makes enough to equal the standard can size of 14 ounces.”

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Original recipe yields 1 1/3 cup



  1. In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cook until thick, about 15 to 20 minutes.

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A good concept that needs refinement. I doubled the recipe and still it yielded barely the equivalent of a single can of Bordens. No mention was made of stirring during cooking. This is not only a good idea, it is down right critical. Plus, no mention is made of the initial cooking temperature. Keep it down a bit, stir constantly, and you should have good results. The flavor is just like Bordens. I mixed it with the can of Bordens I had on hand and it worked great.



PERFECT SUBSTITUTE! I was out of the normal canned sweetened condensed milk and used this recipe instead. It worked out wonderfully! I don't have a double broiler, so I filled a larger sauce pan 1/3 full of water; and took a slightly smaller saucepan and put it inside the larger one. In the smaller pan I sprayed it with nonstick cooking spray and put the ingredients in. I cooked in on medium heat - stirring often - for about 10-15 minutes. I didn't have ANY problems with this recipe whatsoever. It was an identical substitute. Thanks so much for sharing!



One reviewer said this burned while cooking and, even though I stirred it constantly while it cooked, it definitely burned for me too. I made a second batch in the microwave oven and timed and watched it very carefully so it wouldn't boil over. I zapped for 1 min., stirred zapped for 30 seconds, twice, stirred, then continued to zap until it boiled almost to the rim for 15 seconds. I did this for 5 times, stirring after each. Finally, I put it into my Bullet and blended it for about 50 seconds till it was totally smooth and exactly like the canned version. I'll make it this way from now on - it tastes like what I always bought before but is much cheaper to make. It actually takes less time to make it this way, too!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 267 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 55 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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