This is a healthier and a lot cheaper version than the store-bought stuff.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 1/4 cups
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
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Directions

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  • Turn slow cooker on High. Mix milk and sugar together in the crock of the slow cooker.

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  • Cook for 3 hours, stirring every 10 minutes in the last 30 minutes to prevent burning. Mix butter and vanilla extract into condensed milk and let cool.

Cook's Note:

Don't worry about it not being thick enough it will get twice the thickness as it cools. It will last about 2 weeks in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

1090 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 157.3g; fat 44.2g; cholesterol 130.6mg; sodium 446.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
I make my own french vanilla creamer for coffee. I ran out of cond milk and decided to try this out. Way better than the canned stuff! I did end up cooking it 5 hours in my little crockpot, but it's so nice to pour everything in and let it go. Goodbye cans! edited to add: I did use 2% milk which may be why it needed to cook longer Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2018
I make this often, using 3 cups organic whole milk and 1 cup organic cane sugar in a small cheap slow cooker. I cook on high heat for an hour, stirring often, then turn it down to low for 4 - 5 hours. The trick to get it to reduce is to not put the lid securely on the pot. I put a double layer of paper towels, lay a wooden spoon or skewer toward one side of the pot and place the lid on top. There needs to be a gap under the lid, so the water can evaporate from the milk. Also, it works best with whole milk - regular or lactose free. To check progress on the reduction, put a wooden skewer in the pot and measure the amount of liquid. I use a marker to mark the stick. Then you can stick the skewer in every hour or so to measure your progress. Read More
(7)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2016
I make my own french vanilla creamer for coffee. I ran out of cond milk and decided to try this out. Way better than the canned stuff! I did end up cooking it 5 hours in my little crockpot, but it's so nice to pour everything in and let it go. Goodbye cans! edited to add: I did use 2% milk which may be why it needed to cook longer Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
08/05/2018
I make this often, using 3 cups organic whole milk and 1 cup organic cane sugar in a small cheap slow cooker. I cook on high heat for an hour, stirring often, then turn it down to low for 4 - 5 hours. The trick to get it to reduce is to not put the lid securely on the pot. I put a double layer of paper towels, lay a wooden spoon or skewer toward one side of the pot and place the lid on top. There needs to be a gap under the lid, so the water can evaporate from the milk. Also, it works best with whole milk - regular or lactose free. To check progress on the reduction, put a wooden skewer in the pot and measure the amount of liquid. I use a marker to mark the stick. Then you can stick the skewer in every hour or so to measure your progress. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2015
This turned out way better then I thought before it cooled. I must say I used this in my coffee this morning and can't wait to try it in other things. It is thick and cream with a wonderful flavor. The time it took to make this was well worth it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2017
This was simple and easy. Took about 3.5 hours in my slow cooker to reduce down to 1 1/4C (equivalent of can). Only negative was that as it cooled, the butter separated out. I was using mine in a recipe right away, so was able to stir it back into slightly warm milk; would be more of a problem if you made this ahead and had it in the fridge. Don't know that the butter is necessary, so may leave out next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/12/2017
Didn't thicken after 4 hours in crockpot. Butter separted from finished prpduct. Used 2% since recipe did not specify so this may have been a factor. Did well as coffee creamer. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2017
I made this. Took 4 hours and 15 minutes in my little crock pot. I did not add butter or vanilla. Read that the butter might separate out and that would make gross coffee creamer. But Definitely tastes really good without the butter. I don't think it really needs vanilla either. Came out to 11.4 ounces(maybe short because of the lack of butter-maybe I cooked it too much-who knows) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/09/2021
too runny. had to cook 6 hours Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2017
The flavour of this was good. Easiness of the recipe good. However I have tried it twice and it only ends up as sweet milk. It does not thicken. The last batch I left in the crock pot for 4 hours. It would not thicken either time. I have to use lactose free milk for the kiddos so maybe this affected it? Not sure. disappointed as it was a good option for us. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/06/2019
Made this today. I used brown sugar instead of regular. I also used 2% milk which a lot people said they had a problem with. I did not. Came out great thick and tasty. I d recommend leaving the lid off I made a big batch (4 servings);which wasn t reducing in the croc so I switched to the stovetop. For about half an hour on medium checking to make sure it s not burning. And don t worry about the film on top. Then just blend it at the end. Made the process a lot quicker actually. Read More
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