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Sweetened Condensed Milk from Scratch

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe was given to me by my aunt who used this to make key lime pies that were made using condensed milk."
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servings 67
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)


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  1. In a blender, combine the powdered skim milk, sugar, water and butter. Blend until smooth; cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 67 calories; 2.2 10.6 1.5 6 39 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Works great! Makes 1 cup. Convert to 22 servings to equal a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (1-1/3 cups).

Most helpful critical review

Well this was a big bummer. I made a key lime pie and thought it would be better with home made sweetened condensed milk. Wrong! This SCM has a weird texture. I did everything as it was aske...

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Works great! Makes 1 cup. Convert to 22 servings to equal a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk (1-1/3 cups).

My husband has Type II diabetes. Until now the recipes for several of our favorite deserts have been filed away because they use sweetened condensed milk. I make this recipe using Splenda. It wo...

PERFECT! I'll never buy canned sweetened condensed milk again! PLEASE NOTE: Several reviewers seem to be confused as to how much this recipe makes. I measured the amount myself after making it. ...

This was very good, and saves so much money! I make this in a hand blender using just boiled water. Throw everything in and blend for 15 seconds and it's ready to go. I have used this recipe in ...

I've used this recipe for a decade or more. It was the first Hints from Heloise hint that I saved. Tonight I couldn't find it but searched allrecipes and this is it. I wouldn't use any other ...

I have used this recipe very successfully in The "Cherry Cheese Cake" recipe by L.J. Bryan. I found it to be a little thick for the blender also. Now I just put everything into a mixing bowl a...

This recipe DELISH. I make a lot of latin treats which require sweetened condensed milk. The store bought stuff is way too expensive now. I made a minor adjustment and added 1 tablespoon of corn...

Thank you!! I will never go back to buying expensive canned SCM again! The measurements are perfect; put the liquids in the blender first and you'll be fine. Thanks for this perfectly adequate s...

Wow! I was a little worried after read some of the reviews, but I can honestly say I will NEVER buy canned SCM again! Not only is this such an easy recipe, but it tastes SO much better than the ...