We call it “Moloko” because that is what my husband always called it in Russian. (Growing up in Mongolia, so many words are Russian or have their root in Russian.) We kind of like it. A lot. It’s an ingredient in our favorite cheesecake. It’s delicious on bread and fruit. It’s adds a decadence to hot chocolate. And have you ever poured it in your coffee????
I’m talking about Sweetened Condensed Milk. I’ve taken to making it, rather than buying it. For several reasons: 1) I wanted organic milk. And that can be difficult to find at the regular grocery store. 2) I wanted real cane sugar. (And not sugar from genetically modified sugar beets. and 3) I ran out of the stuff in a can.
It’s so easy. Here’s how to do it:
3 cups milk (preferably raw)
1 cup real sugar
Stir these together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking for about one hour, until it is reduced to 1 cup and is thick enough for your liking. You only need to stir this occasionally. You mostly just leave it alone.
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