Sweetened Condensed milk was one of my all-time favourite foods as a kid. When the ‘all sugar is bad‘ craze hit, my favourite food went out the window for at least 30 years.
How exciting to now understand that it can be included in your Pro Metabolic diet and still be healthy! Yay!
After continually buying tins of Sweetened Condensed Milk for a while, and not quite being sure of the source of the milk, I wondered if it was possible to make it at home. So I found the cooking it on the stove top recipe.
I tried this once. After 30 minutes of continual stirring, wasting so much time and still burning the mixture on the bottom of the pot – I thought surely there must be a better way? A non-cook way.
Pleased to report there is and it’s quick, easy and awesome!
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk - No cook
- 1 Food processor
- 2 cups Low Fat Skim Milk Powder
- 2 cups Icing Sugar
- 1 cup Cold Water
- Throw all ingredients in a Food Processor and whiz until smooth.
- Check mix after about 3 minutes of blending and add a little more water if necessary.
- Spoon into a container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Now some people add a dash of vanilla essence, or a pinch of salt. Some even add a few tablespoons of melted butter to enhance the flavour. You make your Sweetened Condensed Milk how you like it.
Now one important thing is that the water going in must be COLD. Do not add boiled water or hot water to this. This is because Milk Powder dissolves better in cold water. If you put hot water in, you will get a clumpy mess.
This is also why I use Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar.) Normal granulated sugar likes hot water to melt in but the Milk Powder doesn’t. So if you use granulated sugar with this, you will get crunchy Sweetened Condensed Milk.
Also while I haven’t tried this in a blender, I’m not sure if it will work, as it is quite thick. I believe it needs the power of the bigger blades in a food processor. But if you try a blender – let me know how you go!
All the little tricks are important. It may look a little more runny at first than the canned version but will firm up in the fridge.
Best Milk Powder
Now the best source of Milk Powder I have found in Australia is this one by Collagen X – Organic Skim Milk Powder – they have it available on their ebay store. I’m not sure if they ship this one to overseas locations – please ask them.
Update: The lovely crew at Collagen X, have advised that they are able to extend the special Slimbirdy 10% discount that you would normally get when buying their gelatin products on their website – on their ebay store for the Organic Skim Milk Powder!
All you have to do is make an offer for the Organic Skim Milk Powder at 10% less than the listed price on the ebay store, put the code Slimbirdy in the notes and they will honour the discount! So very nice of them to find a way to help us.
How to use Sweetened Condensed Milk
I use it on my fruit and Greek yogurt just to jazz up the sweetness. It is also in quite a few of my recipes in my Sweet Treats Dessert Recipe book.
I used to use it in my coffee as well however, I found it packed on the pounds for me as it was just too much sweet/sugar for my lifestyle. This is how I have my coffee now – Lemon Coffee – which has a whole new weight loss element to it as well.
I feel so much better making Sweetened Condensed Milk myself and knowing where the milk comes from.
Happy, healthy cooking.
PS: For those concerned about all the sugar in this recipe, a pro metabolic diet allows sugar as it increases your metabolism, but only if you eat it correctly. To learn how to do this, grab a copy of my main book The ZEN Beach Diet, which explains everything.