Make Your Own Sweetened Condensed Milk

If you are like me, you start to make a recipe that needs sweetened condensed milk, and you are 100 % sure you have it in your pantry, only to discover after starting the recipe that it was evaporated milk in your pantry. Great! Before grabbing your keys to run to the store or sending your hubby to the store and spending 15 minutes on the phone trying to explain where it is in the store and what the difference is between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk (not saying that has every happened to me!) I have a quick and easy solution!

Here is an inexpensive recipe you can make from ingredients we usually have on hand to make your own!

Sweetened Condensed Milk

3/4 cup powdered milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water

In small bowl combine the powdered milk and the sugar. Set aside Put hot water into blender. Start blender. With blender going pour in the powdered milk /sugar mixture. Blend until smooth.  This recipe equals one can of store bought condensed milk.

Jan's tip: If you are using the sweetened condensed milk in a recipe where it is replacing the shortening, as in some cookie recipes, add 4 Tablespoons of butter or margarine to the hot water.  
Do you know the difference between evaporated milk and sweetened condensed?

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