Make Sweetened Condensed Milk

“Condensed milk is wonderful. I don’t see how they can get a cow to sit down on those little cans.”


Even those of us that keep a fairly well stocked pantry, inevitably go into the cupboard only to find that ingredient you needed wasn’t there, every so often.

I seem to do this an occasion with sweetened condensed milk. How many of us forgetful folks think to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk instead of abandoning our posts, grabbing the car keys and head to the store for that one forgotten item?

You too can easily Make Sweetened Condensed Milk in your own kitchen!

I received a call from a girlfriend that recently had a baby.

“Please tell me there is some substitute for a can of sweetened condensed milk!” She almost shrieked into the phone. ” At this point if I have to put clean clothes, get the baby ready and go out into the rain I’m going to have  Britney Umbrella moment! I need Meg magic… NOW!”

“Chill out! You have gorgeous hair don’t start threatening it. Do you have butter and powdered sugar?” I ask.

“Yes but how is THAT going to help me?” She scoffed.

“You are going to learn how to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk!” I announced even though there was a layer of way too much doubt hanging firmly in the air.

Oh ye of little faith and sleep, trust in the process.

It is not hard to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Never again will you be forced out into public when you could be home, just to fetch that can of sweetened condensed milk!!

No more waiting in the longest line ever for one little can my friends!

Bust out that saucepan and let’s get to saving your sanity, keeping you in your favorite old sweatpants that you’d never get caught in public in and make a rockin’ substitute for sweetened condensed milk!

In the saucepan over medium heat add:

3/4 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

1/3 Cup Water

1/4 Cup Butter.

Whisk together over medium heat STIRRING CONSTANTLY.

I’m not kidding my friends!

It only takes 1 1/2- 2 Minutes to make this so pay attention!

This will burn quickly so keep gently stirring until the mixture boils.


See it’s not too hard to Make Sweeteded Condensed Milk.

3 Minutes total and you’ll be back to baking, cooking, using the homemade sweet milk any way you see fit!

It’ll take you less time to make this than it takes to get your shoes on and car started.

When you need to stretch a dollar and find that you are out of a few supplies, this recipe gives you another way to continue to cook as you normally would.

A can of sweetened condensed milk is equal to 1 3/4 Cups of the substitute for those questioning how much to add.

Don’t be afraid to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk if you are in a pinch or even if you simply just prefer it.

Just another simple tip that has helped me out a time or two and I thought I’d pass it along to you.

Happy Baking!

As sweet as sugar,

Meg xoxo

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    • Kylie on December 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Thanks for the recipe, I was *just* wondering about this! Pinning!

  1. Hi, Dolly! You are just full of Good Stuff today! I’d heard this was possible, but have not seen a recipe before – Thanks!! (Since I was Little, we have made Hot Fudge Sauce… 1 Can of SCMilk, 1-2 Sq. Unsweetened Choc., dash of Vanilla – Heat in bowl in Microwave (these days) – This is good to know! ;-}

  2. Just wrote a long Comment – hit Submit – it disappeared… 8-/ Will check later to see if it appears – hmmmmm…

      • Meg on March 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Sorry, you should be on the approved list already BUT I have to approve all comments that link to another site. Spammers are awful but so many people are getting hacked I figured it was better to have to weed through every comment myself rather than have a spammer slip past. 🙂

    • Susan on June 5, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Can you store this?

      • Meg on June 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

      I keep it in the fridge but I’ve never kept it longer than a couple of days.

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