I put this together after trying some other recipes for home made sweetened condensed milk that I didn't care for. I know the ingredients make this look like a LOT, but it is weird how it condenses together to seem like much less. This amount should replace 14 ounces (1 can) of sweetened condensed milk. This does use half and half and I would have preferred to use heavy cream if I had it (with less corn starch). If you like to try milk, you can, but I can't guarantee the results.