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Old 02-05-2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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Question Sugar-free (sweetened condensed milk)

Can a sugar-free (sweetened condensed milk) be made?

I am trying SugarTwin for the first time. Their website tells of adding Maple Syrup to get the browning results given by sugar. And this made me wonder if there is a diet sweeted condensed milk recipe. SugarTwin replied they did not have a recipe for it, when I wrote them.

Has anyone else tried making such?

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Old 02-05-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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There are a few sugar free condensed milk recipes floating around. The most popular is made with cream and egg yolks.

I, personally, don't feel that egg yolks taste anything like condensed milk, so I've embarked on creating my own recipe.

You used to be able to buy sugar free dried milk from a company called Keto. Keto went out of business. I have a working recipe for sugar free dried milk but it involves some hard to find ingredients such as caseinate, a milk protein.

P.S. As far as artificial sweeteners go, sugar twin, at least the saccharin based American version, get's some really bad reviews. Have you tried splenda?
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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P.S. As far as artificial sweeteners go, sugar twin, at least the saccharin based American version, get's some really bad reviews. Have you tried splenda?
Splenda is about $5/box
SugarTwin is about 55 cents/same size box (on sale).

SugarTwin wins.

However, following the recipe on the box for Chocolate Chip Cookies, I found it best to eliminate the salt and add two heaped measuring spoons of Sweet'n'Low. The Sweet'n'Low is an addition to all the other ingredients. The results were much better.
BTW... SugarTwin is a product of Canada.

Now back to the milk.
Everybody and their brother has a recipe for making your own Sweetened Condensed Milk. They most all use Nonfat dry milk, water and a ton of sugar.

My test peice is going to be a Pumpkin Pie with this new diet version I seek.
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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I have made a diet pumpkin pie. Follow the recipe on the Libby's pumpkin can, but use egg substitute to replace the eggs, use nonfat evaporated milk instead of regular, and Sweet N Low or Splenda instead of the sugar called for. We also bake it without a crust.
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:45 PM   #5
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Pumpkin pie is one of the best sugar-free desserts you can make.

As for a diet sweetened condensed milk, I'll look next time I go to the grocery store.
You might try adding some Splenda to buttermilk, and see what happens. Buttermilk is close in texture condensed milk. It may not taste the same, but it might be even better.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:39 PM   #6
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I found this on another site, but I've never tried it.
Home-made sugar-free sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/3 cups powdered milk
3/4 cup Splenda granular
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cups
7 minutes 5 mins prep
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Old 02-06-2006, 05:07 AM   #7
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Splenda is about $5/box
SugarTwin is about 55 cents/same size box (on sale).

SugarTwin wins.

However, following the recipe on the box for Chocolate Chip Cookies, I found it best to eliminate the salt and add two heaped measuring spoons of Sweet'n'Low. The Sweet'n'Low is an addition to all the other ingredients. The results were much better.
BTW... SugarTwin is a product of Canada.
Because cyclamates are illegal in the U.S., sugar twin has two versions, the Canadian version is cyclamate based (and tastes okay, depending on who you talk to). The sugar twin sold in America is saccharin based. Sweet N' Low is also saccharin, so by adding that you're just adding more saccharin to the cookies.

Out of the hundreds of people I've come across who bake without sugar, no one has ever been able to go back to saccharin after they've tasted splenda. It's a night and day difference in taste. I work with a tight budget myself but I scrape together every penny I can to buy splenda. Btw, you don't have to pay $5 for splenda. I get my splenda for $2.80. When I combine it with another good sweetener, ace k (brand name sweet one), I can get that price down to $2.50 for 4 cups sweetening equivalent. $2.50 is a pretty big leap from 55 cents, but when you look at it from a taste perspective, I think it's worth it. If you gave me the choice of having a saccharin based dessert every day for a week or splenda/ace k dessert twice a week, I'd go with the splenda/ace k anytime.

As far as the milk is concerned, I think I might have misunderstood you. I thought you were looking for something completely sugar free (i.e. no milk sugar). If you're okay with the lactose in dried milk, than purrfectlydevine's recipe looks pretty good. I can't have sugar in any form so that wouldn't work for me, though.
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I have made a diet pumpkin pie. Follow the recipe on the Libby's pumpkin can, but use egg substitute to replace the eggs, use nonfat evaporated milk instead of regular, and Sweet N Low or Splenda instead of the sugar called for. We also bake it without a crust.
You and Scott have offered some great information.
I started using Sweet'n'Low exclusively in my coffee at age thirty. I am now 62. I drink 20 cups a day. I know something is going to kill me one day, maybe my two pack-a-day cig habit. But, hopefully, it won't be my own cooking. I just got SugarTwin, for the first time, two weeks ago and starting to cook sweets for the first time.
My first Pumpkin Pie was on the Kroger brand of Pumpkin, then I tried the Libby's. The big difference, (except for the milk), was Libby's used Cloves and Kroger used Nutmeg.
I will be trying your home-made sweetened milk soon.
Thanx again.
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:09 PM   #9
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Low Sugar Sweetened Condensed Milk

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I found this on another site, but I've never tried it.
Home-made sugar-free sweetened condensed milk
Also see:
Sugar Free Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe, by: Beverlee
Recipe URL:
http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/rec...ed_61529.shtml
Recipe ID: 27954

This one here will work!
I just made a delicious Pumpkin Pie using it this morning. It even browned some too!
Here it is: My version of Low Sugar Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

Ingredients:
1 1/3 cup Nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 cup Dark Corn Syrup
3/4 cup SugarTwin
Directions:
In a microwaveable cup stir together enough water into milk powder till it's a paste. When well blended, stir in remaining water.
Cover and microwave on high for 45 seconds or until hot but not boiling.
Blend in vanilla and syrup.
Stir in SugarTwin.
Cover and store in fridge. Chill at least 2 hrs before using.
Keeps for 2 weeks and makes 12 oz.

YA HOO !
This will seriously reduce the sugar in my favorite dessert!

DC is GREAT !
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:06 PM   #10
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Low sugar, huh?

For 12 oz., that recipe contains 125 grams of sugar.

Reduced sugar, sure, but 'low?'
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