Sweetened Condensed Milk

If you are like me, you start to make a recipe that needs sweetened condensed milk, and you are 100 % sure you have it in your pantry, only to discover after starting the recipe that it was evaporated milk in your pantry. Great! Before grabbing your keys to run to the store or sending your hubby to the store and spending 15 minutes on the phone trying to explain where it is in the store and what the difference is between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk (not saying that has every happened to me!) I have a quick and easy solution!
sweetened condensed milk recipe

Here is an inexpensive recipe you can make from ingredients we usually have on hand to make your own!

Sweetened Condensed Milk

3/4 cup powdered milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water

In small bowl combine the powdered milk and the sugar. Set aside Put hot water into blender. Start blender. With blender going pour in the powdered milk /sugar mixture. Blend until smooth.  This recipe equals one can of store bought condensed milk.

Jan's tip: If you are using the sweetened condensed milk in a recipe where it is replacing the shortening, as in some cookie recipes, add 4 Tablespoons of butter or margarine to the hot water. 


  1. Hey jan - I had to tell you what I just did. I follow you on pintrest and saw this posting. I clicked to see the blog posting and thought to myself, "gee this gal copied Jan's tip garden and didn't even credit her AND they even posted JANS TIPS!" Then the light bulb went on, It's your second blog. duhhh! Anyway, glad it's you and I'm now following this blog as well. Good luck and as always thanks for all the great ideas you post.

    1. So funny! Thanks for following! Slowly trying to get this one set up the way Tip Garden probably should have been done, when I didn't know what I was doing. (Still a lot to learn though!). I've got some new posts coming on this one that aren't on Tip Garden yet, so stay tuned!


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