You know, we’re kind of addicted to making ice cream – without an ice cream maker, but with sweetened condensed milk! So we had to find a solution very quickly to make the condensed milk ourselves.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t really get healthier – because there is still a lot of sugar in it – I mean a lot of sugar. But no more additives, and also the big company with the N at the beginning is no longer supported…
There are several ways to make sweetened condensed milk yourself. Some use cornstarch, of course the whole thing thickens much faster of course. I took the simple version first. Milk and sugar. And a little patience. Nothing more.
Ingredients sweetened condensed milk
- 1 liter full fat milk
- 250 g Sugar
- optional a touch of Vanilla
The list of ingredients is therefore very clear. But that’s nice, isn’t it?
A large pot is important for the preparation, because the milk has to boil in order to reduce down and therefore always rolls up a bit. The larger the surface of the pot, the faster the milk reduces. You have to take care of it a little bit, but no need to stand next to it all the time. The whole thing takes about 30 -40 minutes at low heat and then you have a nice viscous, shiny condensed milk, which is in no way inferior in taste to the milk in a can!
Caution: the condensed milk continues to thicken as it cools. The milk should reduce by about half, so you will get 500 ml of sweetened condensed milk.
Bottled in a sterile bottle, the sweetened condensed milk keeps for 1 week and beyond, but I prefer to use it quickly.Print
Sweetened condensed milk is easy to make yourself – you only need a little time
- 1 litre of milk
- 250 g sugar
- optimal a pinch of Vanilla
- Bring milk to the boil
- Stir in sugar
- Let it boil down on low heat for about 40 minutes, stirring well every time!
Take a sufficiently large pot, then you don’t have to worry all the time, it could boil over!
Keywords: sweetened condensed milk, condensed milk, milk, ice cream