Living in the country I try my absolute hardest not to run out of things, but hey it happens. I can’t always be looking ahead and realize I need some spur of the moment dessert. One of the things I only buy once a year happens to be sweetened condensed milk because it is $4 a can the rest of the year. That cost adds up.
A couple of weeks ago I was just in that position. I needed a dessert and I am totally in love with the individual cheesecakes I have been making. They only need 6 ingredients and are so quick to make. But I happened to be out of sweetened condensed milk and it is pretty essential in making these delectable little no bake cheesecakes.
There was no way I was driving 30 miles to pick up a can of this nor did I have the time. It was either make my own sweetened condensed milk or take the usual cake with icing. I remembered my mom one time telling me it was just milk and a ton of powdered sugar. She happened to be wrong from everything I found on the internet but it gave me a good starting point.
The Cast Of Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4 cup boiling water
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 2/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Directions Of Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk
1. Combine boiling water and butter in a small saucepan and stir until butter melts.
2. Combine melted butter mixture, sugar,vanilla and nonfat dry milk powder in blender until mixture thickens. This will take about 2 minutes.
3. Store un-used sweetened condensed milk in the refrigerator.
Makes 20 ounces. A normal can of sweetened condensed milk is 14 ounces.