I love myself a good cup of coffee.
Not black, a good caramel color suits me.
I've probably been drinking coffee since I was about 5.
Mom and Dad were big coffee drinkers, they liked theirs with cream and sugar.
So, naturally that's how I like mine...... sort of.
I prefer the flavored coffee creamers as I've mentioned before.
Way too expensive... with ingredients I can't pronounce!!!!
A while back I posted a homemade coffee creamer recipe that is quite tasty.
But, me being me, I pondered, can I make this any
cheaper less expensive?
Google was employed once again.
"How to make sweetened condensed milk?"
Success, I found a few recipes.
One was based on dry milk, another on whole milk.
I went with the whole milk recipe.
So I did the math,
is it really
cheaper less expensive
to make your own sweetened condensed milk?
Milk-$1.88 per gal. = .0146875 per ounce x 6 cups (48 oz.) = .705
Sugar-$1.94 per 4 lb (9 cups per bag). = .2155555 per cup x 4 1/2 cups = .9699997
Total per batch = $1.6749997
YIELD 4 1/2 cups total (36 oz.) = .0465277 per oz.
Market price for 14 oz. can $1.36 = .0971428 per oz.
This doesn't factor in the electricity $$$ (Way too much math!!!)
So, if your interested here's the recipe.
Yield 4 1/2 cups
6 cups whole milk
4 1/2 cups sugar
Heat milk and sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat stirring to incorporate.
(Don't let it stick to the bottom of the pan)
(I didn't have any lumps so I don't know why they included the strain step??)
This will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
Also found a recipe for making homemade lemon pepper seasoning.