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Homemade Sweet and Condensed Milk


  • 4 cups 3% milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt


  • Place a stool beside the stove and get comfy because you aren't moving for the next hour or so!
  • Place the ingredients in a thick-bottomed pot, and bring to a simmer on low to medium heat.
  • Do not leave the pot and stir frequently! (I use a whisk to combine the ingredients until the sugar is melted, then switch to a wooden spoon.)
  • For the first 45 minutes or so, let it come to a bubbling simmer, and gently stir until the bubbles disappeared, then repeat.
  • As it begins to turn golden, it will start to get foamy, almost like when you're making candy. At this point, stir constantly so the bottom doesn't burn.
  • It will begin to thicken soon after and you'll notice that the spoon will leave a path in the mixture.
  • As soon as it begins to thicken, pull it from the heat and pour into a glass jar.
  • Let cool before putting a lid on the jar and then set into fridge to keep.