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Old 07-21-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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Homemade sweetened condensed milk

Just came across this, and I'm about to try it; I'm going through a lot of it, with key lime pies and 'magic cookie bars' lately, and that little can is so expensive! I'll let you know how it turns out!

SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK



6 cups whole milk

4 ½ cups sugar

1 stick unsalted butter

1 T vanilla



Cook over medium heat, reducing liquid, for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Yields 4 ½ cups; will keep in fridge for several weeks. Cut recipe in half if you don’t need as much.

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Old 07-21-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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What a great recipe, please post how it turns out, I may try it out. Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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Ohhhh, and it makes such great ice cream!
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:03 PM   #4
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Ohhhh, and it makes such great ice cream!
Can we Please Please please have that recipe Brian?
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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Sounds like a version of Dulce de Leche. Yummmmmmmmmmmm. Am I correct? There is also a version of something similar called Cajeta. I grew up on dulce de leche on my toasted breads and ice cream.

http://lourdesgourmet.com/dulcedeleche.html

http://www.mexgrocer.com/4601.html
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:22 PM   #6
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I could be wrong, but I think dulce de leche is cooked down even more, so it caramelizes. The recipe I posted is 'supposed' to be just like it comes out of the can!

This weekend is my experiment time, so I'll let y'all know soon!
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:50 AM   #7
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Thanks marmalady, waiting anxiously for the results!
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:04 AM   #8
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Yes, dulce de leche varies from region to region. I know the version I grew up with was most closely associated with the region of where my parents were from. And that is the version that my Mom's company makes.

Cajeta seems to be a bit thicker and darker at times. ALso depends on if you're getting it right fresh from the kitchen or if youre buying it in a store. Packaging also seems to affect it. It's like the second best topping next to ketchup.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:30 AM   #9
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paula deans condensed milk

Sweetened Condensed Milk
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Ingredients
1/3 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup powdered milk (recommended: Carnation)

Instructions
Using an electric mixer, blend together water, butter, sugar, and
vanilla.
Add powdered milk and blend until thick. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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Old 07-22-2005, 06:57 AM   #10
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Fantastic, I never even dreamed you could make your own condensed milk. I am sick of paying $2 (au) for a small tin so this idea is right up my alley. If I get time I'll try it tomorrow or Sunday.
Thanks Marmalady.
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