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How to Convert Evaporated Milk into Condensed Milk

Updated on January 19, 2012
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Have you ever started a recipe then realized you don't have one of the ingredients? I wanted to make Magic Cookie Bars today, but realized I only had evaporated milk and not condensed milk. Instead of running to the store to buy condensed milk, which by the way is at least twice the price as evaporated milk, I decided to search for a substitute. Here is the recipe I found and it worked out great!

To make condensed milk, use the following ratio: for every 1 cup of evaporated milk add 1 1/4 cup of sugar.

In a saucepan, heat the milk and sugar on low temperature until the sugar has dissolved completely stirring frequently. Once all the sugar is dissolved, remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool completely.

A very easy and cost effective way to make your own condensed milk!

What's Your Favorite Recipe That Uses Condensed Milk?

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    AJ Langley 6 years ago

    I absolutely agree. One thing I've noticed with the homemade evaporated milk and the magic cookie bars is sometimes you need to cook them a little longer to help them set - especially if you use the lower fat versions of the condensed milk. Enjoy the bars!

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    Pam Valentine 6 years ago from The Heartland, USA

    I love Magic Cookie Bars and homemade evaporated milk makes them even better. Great tip, I'm thinking of making the bars now. mmmmm

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    AJ Langley 6 years ago

    Arlene and Twila, thanks for visiting. This conversion is so much easier than I ever imagined. Enjoy!

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    Twila Nelson 6 years ago from Carmichael, California

    Thank you for a fantastic tip. Have a wonderful day!

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    Arlene V. Poma 6 years ago

    I wasn't sure how to do this, but I had been avoiding condensed milk because of the cost. Now, I know what to do. Voted up.

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    AJ Langley 6 years ago

    Thanks, Susan. I absolutely agree. Now, I only need to purchase evaporated milk to keep on hand and never have to worry about which recipe requires which ingredient. It's fantastic!

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    Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Wish I had of know this before. Thank you so much for sharing this. Never have to buy Eagle Brand Condensed milk again. Awesome!

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