Sweetened Condensed Milk


Carameli Saucei
For safety reasons, heating the unopened can (an old cooking method) is NOT recommended.
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Oven Method
Pour sweetened condensed milk into 9-inch pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil; place in larger shallow pan. Fill larger pan with hot water. Bakei at 425 degrees F for 1 hour or until thick and caramel-colored. Beat until smooth.
Stovetop Method
Pour sweetened condensed milk into top of double boiler; place over boiling water. Simmeri over low heat for 1 to 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel-colored, stirring occasionally. Beat until smooth.
Microwave Method
Pour sweetened condensed milk into a 2-quart glass measuring cup. Cook on 50% power (medium) 4 minutes, stirring briskly every 2 minutes until smooth. Cook on 30% power (medium-low) 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick and caramel-colored, stirring briskly every 4 minutes during the first 16 minutes and every 2 minutes during the last 4 to 10 minutes.

Average: 3.7 (3 votes)


My great grandmother alayz heated it "old way", and nothing bad ever seemed to happen. I`ve learned from expierence that if you cook the old fashion way, it works alot better. I don`t use any subsitutes (fake butter, fake sugar, or anything like that.) Society today has made everyone think that greese, lard, and stuff like that is unhealthy for you, but that`s all my family eats and we`re all healthy (living to our 90`s).

My point wasn`t to tell you how or why I eat stuff, but to make the point that the old way of using things (when it comes to cooking), is better.


Although lead solder is (legally) no longer allowed in making cans, there is still always some sort of sealant closing the seams of the can. Heating this sealant to the boiling point can cause the chemicals leach into the liquid.


So good post, IT must be delicious!

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