Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

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Recipe by Darlene Summers

I love this recipe because it's simple and easy and it costs only pennies to make compared to buying it in the store. I make all my Christmas candy with this that calls for sweetened condensed milk. Makes 1 1/3 cups or 10 oz.

Top Review by Rosie Posie 88

For those of you having issues with this recipe tasting too strongly of the nonfat dry powdered milk, check your expiration date. The milk solids in the powdered milk absolutely spoil and taste very strong. When you buy your next box, store it in the freezer. I've been doing this for years and using my powdered milk in cooking and baking with never a bad taste. It's always terrific and makes foods with milk taste richer and increases the noutrients as well. This recipe for Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk is a wonderful idea! I don't have to run to the store if I want to make "Magic Cookie Bars", my husband's favorite treat! Also, wonderful for my diabetic mom. Thanks for posting such a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir milk into cold water.
  2. Microwave on high 45 seconds to 1 minute until steaming, stir in sugar & vanilla.
  3. Refrigerate till cool before using.

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