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How to Make Evaporated and Sweetened, Condensed Milk
DIY Evaporate Milk: 4 cups of milk Small pot Pour the milk into the pot on the stove. Turn the stove to “low.” Keep the milk hot, but not boiling, until the milk has evaporated to half its size (about 2 1/2 hours). Stir milk every 10 minutes or so. You can remove the skin from the top of the milk, if you like. Homemade Sweetened, Condensed Milk 4 C milk 1 ½ C sugar, honey, or sweetener Mix sugar into milk, place on stove “low” heat, about 2 hours, stirring every 15 min until reduced by 1/2 If you do a lot of holiday baking, like I do, then you have probably made dozens of recipes with evaporated or sweetened, condensed milk. My favorite recipes usually call for one or the other (my husband’s grandmother has an amazing pumpkin pie recipe that uses sweetened, condensed milk), and I never gave a thought to the contents of the cans in the past. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I don’t like the idea of canned milk. Who knows what preservatives are in there, and the cans leech metal into the milk. Yuck.