Condensed milk is super easy to make. You're asking why I decided to make it on my own and not to buy it anymore? Better ask me why not! It's quite expensive to buy it in the grocery store here in Austria. In this recipe are only 2 ingredients - milk & sugar - and both of them are pretty cheap where I live.
You can use this recipe for pumpkin pie, e.g.
This recipe is really super easy! Just combine milk and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan and cook it slowly on medium-high heat for about 1 1/2 hour. Stir occasionally.
It is finished when it is reduced by about 1/3 - 1/2 and coats the back of a spoon. Store it an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- Combine the sugar and milk in a medium-sized saucepan. Be sure that your saucepan isn't too small. It should be maximum 2/3 full.
- Cook slowly on medium-low heat for about 1 - 1 1/2 hour and stir occasionally. The first hour you just need to stir every 10 minutes. At the point where it is getting thicker, you need to stir more and more frequently to prevent it from burning.
- It is finished when it is reduced by about 1/3 - 1/2 and coats the back of a spoon. Transfer to an airtight container and let cool to room temperature. Then transfer to the refrigerator and store up to 3 weeks.