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Friday, February 6, 2015

Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes

Sweetened Condensed milk has been around for a loooong time.   Mr. Gail Borden created it after there was a scare about bad milk with icky things in it being sold in the US.   Mr. Borden made his fortune supplying the sweet canned milk to the Union Army during the Civil War.  It went overseas to Germany in 1940  and is now big in the Asian markets as well. From its humble beginnings, as a way to keep milk longer and free from contaminants, it is now used worldwide in many, many recipes.  What I love about it is how easy it is to use!  The recipes it is used in are usually simple and many are non baking.  While living in our RV this is huge.  I can whip up some sweet treats for the family in no time and with little fuss. While there are several canned versions on the market, I prefer to make my own. It is such a simple recipe and takes so little time. I don't really see the point in buying the ready made stuff. It's also much cheaper!
Here is the recipe I have used for years. Tried and true!

My Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe-    printable recipe here.
1 cup of powdered (dry) milk
1/3 cup boiling water
a pinch of salt
2/3 cup of white sugar
3 tablespoons of melted butter or margarine
Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. That's it! Pretty easy, eh!
This recipe makes 14 ounces, the same amount in a can you would buy at the store. It keeps in the fridge for several weeks.

So, now that you know how to make it, here are some recipes to use it in!

This is a recipe straight from the Eaglebrand Sweetened Condensed Milk website.  Peanut Butter Fudge. Yum! Super easy to make. Obviously, there are tons of recipes on this particular site as it makes the milk. Check out the other recipes they have and use the store bought or homemade variety.
Click here to go to the site.

Next up is a to die for Caramel Slice. This recipe is found on Nestle's Baker's Corner website. Lots of great recipes here too. This one in particular is amazing!

Recipe here!
No round up for sweetened condensed milk would be complete without a recipe for Key Lime Pie! This one is super easy and delicious! Found on

Find it here!
Here's one from one of my favourite recipe sites,  It's not called Magic Cookie Bar for nothing! It is so good it's magical! The photos for this weren't great, but you get the idea.

Find the Magic here.

Last, but certainly not least, and possibly the funnest to eat is Broken Glass Jello, or Stained Glass Jello.  It will definitely be a hit with the kiddos! I found this version on Just a Pinch.  

Just a Pinch website.
So, now you have a recipe for making your own sweetened condensed milk and a few recipes to get you started! I'd really love to hear what you think! Did you try any of the recipes out? Did you buy a can or make your own sweetened condensed milk with my recipe? Share in the comments!


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  • At February 08, 2015 , Blogger Rhonda Gales said...

    Stopping by from Sunday's Best linkup. Well live and learn! I never knew that you could make condensed milk. I use condensed milk faithfully in my mashed potatoes. I'm going to PIN this recipe, there are times that I thought I had a can in the pantry only to found that I didn't. Great idea for when I find myself in pinch. Thanks for sharing.

  • At February 08, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Would you believe when I was a kid (many moons ago) my biggest treat was condensed milk on bread and butter - we obviously didn't get many sweet treats in those days. I still love to sneakily lick the spoon when emptying a can of the gooey stuff. Will try your recipe, Sue - it is a basis for so many quickie desserts and goodies.

  • At February 08, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Rhonda, welcome to the Little Shack! I've never thought to use SCM in mashed potatoes...what an awesome idea! I'll have to try that. -Sue

  • At February 08, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Thanks for commenting! It really does make whipping up a dessert or other sweet treat so much quicker and easier...and usually less washing up too! Which in my books is always a bonus!-Sue

  • At February 09, 2015 , Anonymous Michelle said...

    What a great post. As a vegan I don't drink milk, but when I did my Mom made this recipe and I absolutely loved it. Thanks so much for sharing. :-) #ibabloggers

  • At February 09, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Michelle! Thanks for stopping by the Shack and commenting! I admire your dedication to your veganism! Is that a word?? I don't know if I could do it.-Sue

  • At February 09, 2015 , Blogger Dee M said...

    Who knew making your own was that simple?! Thanks for the great idea -- love the recipes too. :)

  • At February 09, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hiyah Dee! You're welcome! It really is super easy! Let me know what you think when you've given it a whirl!-Sue

  • At February 09, 2015 , Blogger Christie Selken said...

    Ooohhh, I could drink this stuff! Thanks for the recipe! I'd love for you to share it at the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party. The party is going on now!

  • At February 10, 2015 , Blogger I'm pooped said...

    This is good to know. I never have condensed milk handy. Great to know I can do it myself. These recipes look great. Thanks for linking up with Sunday's Best Link up. Hope to see you again next week.

  • At February 10, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Lol Christie! Don't drink it...until you use it to make a delicious drink with! I shared it on #TotallyTerrificTuesday!-Sue

  • At February 10, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hey! Loved being a part of #Sunday'sBest!-Sue

  • At February 11, 2015 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They seem to be all kinds of delicious recipes! :-)

  • At February 11, 2015 , Blogger Joy said...

    Suuuuue! I LOVE sweetened condensed milk, and I love that you included the history of it (didn't know that!), and how to make your own (never tried that!). And then look at all the delicious recipes! Thank you for sharing all of this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned and scheduled to share on twitter! :)

  • At February 11, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    The list of recipes to use this sweet stuff in is endless! It makes lots of 'old favourites' even easier than before too.-Sue

  • At February 11, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Joooooy! Thanks for sharing and pinning! I found lots of interesting blog posts on Treasure Box Tuesday and will be back to party again next week!-Sue

  • At February 16, 2015 , Blogger Christie Selken said...

    I'm so glad you shared at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope you can make it back again this week!

  • At February 20, 2015 , Blogger Terri Presser said...

    What a great idea, and so handy to have it in the fridge when you need it. Thank you for sharing this and the recipes at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  • At February 20, 2015 , Blogger Terri Presser said...

    Oh and I was wondering how you husband is now, how is his health??? Blessings, Terri

  • At February 20, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Hi Terri! Thanks for stopping by the Little Shack. This really is one of my handiest recipes! See you next Monday!-Sue

  • At February 20, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Thanks for asking, Terri. He is doing really well now. He had a reversal operation right after the NewYear and is all back to normal. It was a rough time for sure, but it all turned out well. -Sue

  • At February 23, 2015 , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

    Everything looks incredible! I'm licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn't be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

  • At February 24, 2015 , Blogger Sue AtTheLittleShack said...

    Thanks Kimberly! I will be heading over to party with the Lou Lou Girls again for sure!-Sue

  • At February 26, 2015 , Anonymous Jen C said...

    Hi, Sue! Thanks for stopping by Naptime Warrior the other day! I'm pinning this to my favorites:) I am going to try this key lime pie.


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