How to prepare condensed milk in the microwave?

In this brief guide, we will provide you with the answer to the question: “How to prepare condensed milk in the microwave?”, discuss the differences between canned and homemade sweetened condensed milk, and share some recipes with condensed milk.

How to prepare condensed milk in the microwave?

To prepare condensed milk in the microwave, you are going to need the following items:

  • 100 ml milk (or 100 ml of water + 1 tablespoon of powdered milk)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon margarine

In a microwave-safe refractory, pour the milk, sugar, and margarine and mix.

Take the refractory with the ingredients mixed to the microwave on high power, stopping every 30 seconds to stir for about 7 minutes or until it reaches a creamy consistency.

Wait for it to cool and use.

What are the differences between homemade and canned sweetened condensed milk?

Color

The canned and homemade sweetened condensed milk is clearly different in color. The canned version has a wonderfully delicate, buttery golden color. Meanwhile, the prepared condensed milk remains yellowish. There does not appear to be any caramelization of the sugar.

Consistency

Commercial sweetened condensed milk is clearly thicker than homemade sweetened condensed milk. The homemade condensed milk, on the other hand, only thickened somewhat after cooling. It changed from a milky substance to a watery thick cream.

Texture

Canned sweetened condensed milk should be smooth and sticky to the touch, similar to icing. The handmade version is unexpectedly silky smooth. There are no traces of undissolved sugar grains.

Taste

Sweetened condensed milk is delicious and nearly buttery, with hints of caramel. While homemade condensed milk tastes similar, it is not quite the same. It is sweet but lacks the same buttery caramel flavor. It still has a raw sugar flavor to it.

Overall, the microwaved sweetened condensed milk works. However, the final product lack some of the richness that comes from the caramel flavors in the canned milk.

A recipe made with homemade sweetened condensed milk may result in a final product thinner, so add a thickening agent, like cornstarch, or reduce the amount of condensed milk used altogether.

Recipes with sweetened condensed milk

Condensed milk with passion fruit juice

Ingredients

  • Four passion fruit
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • Milk (150 mL)
  • 1/2 glass sugar (if needed)

Method of preparation

In a blender, combine the passion fruit and water. Strain the seeds.

Then, pour the juice into the blender, followed by the milk and, last, the condensed milk. Check the taste to discover whether it is bitter. If so, increase the amount of condensed milk or sugar.

Condensed milk cream pie

Ingredients for condensed milk cream pie

  • 1 and 1/2 pack of chocolate-flavored cookies (300g)
  • 1/2 cup (tea) butter
  • 100g milk chocolate shavings for garnish

Filling

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can sour cream (300g)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can milk (use the empty condensed milk can to measure)
  • 3 eggs

Method of preparation

Crush the biscuit in a blender and transfer it to a bowl. Add the butter and knead with your fingertips until you get a crumbly texture.

Line the bottom and sides of a large removable rim pan, pressing the dough with your fingers. Bake in a preheated oven for 7 minutes to brown and set. Remove and reserve.

In the blender, beat the condensed milk, cream, sugar, milk, eggs and pour over the cold dough. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until set.

Remove, let cool and refrigerate for 4 hours. Carefully unmold, decorate with chocolate shavings and serve.

Condensed Milk Fondue

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1 can of milk (use the empty condensed milk can to measure)
  • 2 cans of condensed milk
  • 1 can of sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberry (halved)
  • 1 large apple, peeled and seeds, cubed
  • 1 large seedless pear, cubed

Method of preparation

In a pan, sprinkle the gelatin over the milk and let it hydrate for 5 minutes. Bring to a low boil to dissolve, without letting it boil. Beat the blender with the condensed milk, the cream, the chocolate, and the vanilla. Pour into a deep round refractory and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with fruit.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we provided you with the answer to the question: “How to prepare condensed milk in the microwave?”, discussed the differences between canned and homemade sweetened condensed milk, and shared some recipes with condensed milk.

References

“How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk in the Microwave.” Accessed January 19, 2022. https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/how-to-make-sweetened-condensed-milk/.

Blog Tudogostoso. “Receitas Rápidas Com Leite Condensado: Confira 30 Delícias Práticas,” September 16, 2019. https://blog.tudogostoso.com.br/cardapios/receitas-faceis/receitas-rapidas-com-leite-condensado/.

Guia da Cozinha. “Receitas Fáceis Com Leite Condensado: 13 Opções Para Sobremesa,” April 3, 2020. https://guiadacozinha.com.br/dicas-de-cozinha/receitas-faceis-com-leite-condensado/.

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.