Now that holiday baking season is in full swing, I thought I would share a recipe for making your own sweetened condensed milk. I have a few recipes that call for this product, and it can get expensive even if you buy a store brand!
Fortunately, it's quick and easy to make your own (for a fraction of the cost). Here's how:
1 cup instant skim milk powder
2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp butter
1/3 cup boiling water
Instructions:In a medium-sized heatproof bowl, combine the milk powder, sugar and butter. Carefully add the boiling water and beat with an electric mixer or whisk until smooth. I usually let this cool for a couple of hours in the fridge before using.
Two of my favourite ways to use sweetened condensed milk are in these Neapolitan Coconut Strips and Magic Cookie Bars. How do you like to use it?