How to Make Condensed Milk
Condensed milk is a type of milk that is paired with other foods, such as coffee, or used as an ingredient in some desserts. It tends to be sweet, since it is made with sugar. It has a thick texture and is very easy to prepare. Normally, it can be purchased ready-made at the supermarket, but if you have a little time, homemade condensed milk is always better than the manufactured kind, because you can make it to taste. If you are a fan of this type of dairy product and want to know how to make condensed milk at home, read this OneHowTo article and follow the steps.
To make condensed milk at home, you will need milk powder, sugar and water. If you don't have milk powder, you can substitute 750 ml of milk and omit the water.
To start making the condensed milk, place all the ingredients in a pot or saucepan over low heat. It is very important to stir the mixture frequently and avoid removing it from heat often. If you are using milk powder, you will see that at first a very thick and grainy mass forms. Don't worry, because it will melt while you turn it over as it heats.
You can use a wooden spoon or a whisk to stir the mixture. Make sure that it doesn't boil, because the aim is to heat the milk and make sure that all the ingredients are well-blended to give the mixture the right consistency, not to cook it.
If you use regular milk instead of milk powder, it is important to know that the preparation process is slower and that it will take longer to achieve the desired thickness that is characteristic of condensed milk. If you use milk powder, it will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to make the condensed milk; otherwise, it may take around 45 minutes or 1 hour.
Once you have the right consistency, remove it from heat and let it cool. You will see that it continues to thicken as it cools, so it is fine to remove it just before it reaches the perfect texture. In fact, this is recommended.
Once it has cooled, you can store it in air-tight jars so that it keeps longer and enjoy it whenever you like. As you can see, making homemade condensed milk isn't complicated at all, and the result is spectacular.
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