There are a few recipes that ask for sweetened condensed milk. Since Nestle is the only brand in austria that offers this sweet treat I was very eager to find an alternative. Here is the amazingly easy result! We are finally self sufficient! 🙂
Makes about 550g sweetened condensed milk:
4 cups (1L) whole milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
Bring to a simmer in a large pot and cook for about 45 minutes or until reduced by half and the color turns a bit golden. Whisk occasionally. In the end the consistancy should be a bit thicker but still runny. The foam bilding on top should be scimmed of (I put it directly in my coffee…yummie!! :-)) Let cool and store in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
If you cook for a longer time the cream will become ‘dulce de lece’.