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Posted by Jennifer (the student) on September 20, 2012

It’s that time of year when I start thinking about baking for the fall and the upcoming holidays. I think this is a healthier option over canned sweetened condensed milk because you can control all the ingredients and I think it tastes better too. I like to use organic ingredients. This can be used to replace canned sweetened condensed milk in baking or it can just be added to coffee (YUM). This makes about 1 cup to 1¼ cups depending on how much you reduce the liquid.


  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla


  1. Over medium-low heat, in a heavy saucepan, add milk and sugar.
  2. Simmer until sugar has dissolved.
  3. After sugar has dissolved reduce heat to lowest setting and let simmer for about 2 hour. Until liquid reduces to about ½ of its original quantity.
  4. Once liquid has reduced, remove from the stove and whisk in the butter and vanilla.
  5. Let cool and place in an airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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