Condensed milk, also known as Sweetened Condensed Milk, is milk which is cooked for a long time with sugar. In Eggless Baking, it is used as an egg replacer. Homemade Condensed milk not only provide sweetness to your bakes, but it also provides the required glaze and richness.
Then you must be aware that the market bought condensed milk is made with refined sugar and preservatives that I strictly avoid in my cakes. Refined sugar is nothing more than empty calories, no nutrition at all. Moreover, the added preservatives in the market made condensed milk make it unhealthier.
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I advocate healthy eating and healthy baking. So, I decided to use homemade condensed milk for my bakes. If your mind questions weather can you make condensed milk at home or not, then yes you can easily make condensed milk at home. I will teach you how to make condensed milk quickly.
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How to make Homemade Condensed Milk
This homemade condensed milk is without refined sugar and without any preservatives. And if you also believe in eating healthy, this recipe is for you.
For this recipe of homemade condensed milk, I am going to use full-fat milk, raw cane sugar and a pinch of Baking soda. That is it.
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Just three ingredients and just 30 minutes of total time will get you preservative free condensed milk without refined sugar.
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Let’ make our Homemade Condensed Milk
For this recipe, I have used raw cane sugar. The light color of the cane sugar signifies that it is less processed so have nutritional value intact. If cane sugar is not available at your place, you can use Brown sugar, honey, maple syrup or coconut sugar as well. Basically, we need some sweetener that can caramelize. Hence stevia or xylitol will not work for this recipe. The approximate weight of sugar is 200 gm.
Take a heavy bottom pan. Add milk and raw cane sugar to it. Start boiling the milk with continuous stirring. Stirring will prevent sticking of milk at the bottom of the vessel. After one boil, reduce the flame to medium-low heat. Let the milk boil on that low flame for another 20 minutes.
Keep stirring in-between. After 20 minutes the volume of the milk will reduce to half. You will also notice that milk has darkened and thickened. Switch off the flame and let the minute cool for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, add ¼ tsp of baking soda and using a whisker whisk it immediately. You will notice some formation of the bubbles. Don’t worry. Adding baking soda will make the mixture more creamy and smooth. However, if you don’t want to add, you can skip adding baking soda.
After you have made your condensed milk, you will crave to make your desserts using your homemade sweetened condensed milk. So here are my few popular recipes for you to try at home:
- Britannia Eggless Fruit Cake with WWF
- Orange Cranberry Muffins
- Coconut Macaroons Recipe
- Orange Carrot Pastry
- Dusk and Dawn Gateau
Watch the Video Recipe of Homemade Condensed Milk
- 500 ml Full-Fat Milk
- 1 cup Cane Sugar Raw
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- First, take a heavy bottom pan. Pour milk and sugar to it.
- Start boiling milk and keep stirring.
- After one boil, reduce the flame to medium-low heat and let the milk boil until it reduces to half. It would take approximately 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring in-between.
- Once it reduces to half, switch off the flame. Let it rest for 5 min.
- Let it cool completely.
- Transfer the prepared condensed milk to clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
- It stays good up to three months.
- You can use any Nut Milk instead of Regular milk to make a vegan version.
- You can use coconut sugar/maple syrup/ honey or other natural sugars instead of sugar.
- The substitute you use needs to be able to caramelize. Stevia, xylitol will not caramelize so will not work in this recipe.