Friday, April 24, 2009

Quick fix substitute sweetened condensed milk

Ok, so here's the story..

One morning I went to make my coffee and *gasp!* there was no milk.. BUT there was a half a can of sweetened condensed milk in the fridge leftover from something I made, so I scooped out a spoonful, stirred it into my coffee and prayed it was gonna be alright...

and OMG it was AMAZING!!

So, when I went to the wholesale store with my best friend Patty back in September I bought myself a 6 pack of sweetened condensed milk (considering it's around $2+ per can and I got a pack of 6 for around $4 I was very happy!) I used a can or 2 over the holidays making pies and I just used the last of it this morning and then after not adding it to my little list of things I had to stop and grab on my way home I forgot... that is, until I was setting up my coffee cup back under the Senseo before.

AHHHHH!!! I've been having my coffee so long at home like this, I wasn't sure if I could just go back to milk and sugar.. I had to find a substitute!

I searched frantically and every single recipe I found was had butter added (eew!) I knew I had a box of powdered milk packets in the cabinet from last Christmas when I made milk bath sachets for some friends, so I had the most crucial ingredient and finally.. like 20 pages down the line I found this:

Sweetened Condensed Milk substitute:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1-quart sized packet or 1 cup powdered milk

In a small saucepan heat water to just boiling on high heat
Quickly whisk in milk powder and reduce heat to lowest setting (or this will burn)
Add sugar and stir until dissolved
Cook until thick, this will take 5-7 minutes. This equals one 14 oz can.

OMG, it tasted just like the real thing and I have it in a squeeze bottle in the fridge, ready for tomorrow's coffee :) YAY!


Richard said...

I have not had store bought creamer in ages. I use a sweetened condensed milk creamer reciepe that took time to get perfected.It tastes amazing and I think that I could never drink that other garbage again!!!