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Recipes for Making Condensed Milk Substitute That are Just Apt

Condensed Milk Substitute
There are several instances when a person might not like to use the readily available condensed milk in the market, due to various reasons. You might want to prepare a substitute for this form of milk at your home. Here are some recipes that you can use for preparing it.
Kanika Khara
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Sweetened condensed milk is cow's milk from which water has been extracted and sugar has been added, yielding a very thick, sludge sweet product that can last for years without refrigeration, if unopened. It was introduced in the mid 18th century as an effective way for preserving milk without refrigeration. Today, it is commonly used in numerous dessert recipes and in some countries it is also preferred as milk added to coffee or tea.
For manufacturing condensed milk, raw milk is clarified and standardized, and heated to 85 - 90 °C for a few seconds. This heating eradicates some microorganisms, reduces fat separation, and inhibits oxidation. Then water is evaporated from the milk and sugar is added to it, which extends the life of this dairy sweetener. The sucrose in the sugar increases the liquid's osmotic pressure and prevents microorganism growth. Finally, the sweetened evaporated milk is cooled and lactose crystallization is induced.
Substitutes for Condensed Milk
You can prepare alternatives for condensed milk, having the same texture and sweetness. Hence, if you have a favorite dish that calls for this sweetener, this time try making it using the recipes mentioned below.
Dry Milk Recipe
Sometimes, when you don't have condensed milk at home, this recipe will make things easier for you.
  • Boiling Water, ½ cup
  • Sweetener, ⅔ cup
  • Melted Butter, 2 tbsp.
  • Fat-Free Dry Milk, 1 cup
  • A few drops of Vanilla Extract
Transfer all ingredients in the container of an electric blender; process on medium - low speed for 2 - 3 minutes. Allow it to cool to room temperature, before using in a recipe or store in refrigerator for a week or so.
Soy Milk Recipe
For those seeking a non-dairy version of condensed milk, this recipe provides an ideal substitute.
  • Soy Milk, 3 cups or Soy Milk Powder, ¾ - 1 cup
  • Water, ¾ cup
  • Vegetable Margarine, 6 tbsp.
  • Sugar, 1½ cup
In a saucepan, with a heavy base, put the soy milk and water; heat it to boil. Take another pan and heat the margarine, add the sugar and mix well with a wooden spoon. Pour this mixture in hot milk and add a pinch of salt to it; stir well. Continue to boil gently, stirring frequently for another 5 - 7 minutes, or until the mixture thickens a little. Remove from heat and leave to cool to room temperature.
Since most of the ingredients are easily available, one can prepare it at home without much efforts and time. Due to its sweet taste and smooth texture, these recipes are commonly used in puddings, pie fillings, bar cookies, and refrigerated desserts. Whether used in cakes or pastries or as a topping on a chocolate Muffin, or for preparing rice pudding, these recipes serve all the purposes and truly satiate the taste buds, just like normal condensed milk. With the festive season around the corner, try making different desserts using the above-mentioned recipes at home and enjoy with your loved ones.
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Dry Milk
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