Have you ever been home and wanted to make something that used a can of sweetened condensed milk, just to find out that you did not have any on the shelf? What a hassle that can be, stop run to the store, that really can put you out of the mood real quick.
Well if you are lucky and keep either non fat dry milk or if you are like me I try to keep non fat but also Nido Full Fat Dry Milk on the shelf. Nido is made by Nestle, and can found in most Hispanic and Asian Markets, as well as at Wal-mart in the section with Hispanic foods. Nido is a dried whole milk powder, and really good, if you can’t stand non fat dry milk.
EASY HOMEMADE SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
1/2 cup Warm Water
1 1/3 cups Non Fat Dry Milk or Whole Milk Powder
3/4 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Butter (melted)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Vanilla
Stir the dry milk into the warm water to dissolve, stir in the sugar and vanilla, Mix with a hand blender, or a regular blender, until well mixed.
Now you have your sweetened condensed milk to use.
NOTE: The butter is optional when using Nido as the fat is in the milk, with non fat dry milk you are just trying to add some fat for richness.