How to Make a Sugar Free Condensed Milk
Condensed milk is perhaps the best food that there is…. Every time I open a tin I grab a teaspoon and indulge in a couple of sneaky mouthfuls. So when I tried to make this sugar free condensed milk recipe, I had more than just a few teaspoons!
Pop the tin of Evaporated milk and the Stevia into a medium-sized saucepan and heat on medium.
Whisk it continuously until the mixture starts to bubble (this will take 6 - 8 minutes or so).
Reduce the heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer gently. A milk skin might form on top - this is normal - just scoop it out and dispose of it.
The mixture will thicken right up, once it is the consistency of condensed milk, stir in the Xanthum Gum or Guar gum, and then pop in the butter.
Mix until the butter is totally melted into the milk mixture.
Remove from the heat and refrigerate.
Use when cold.
The only problem with condensed milk is that it is really laden heavily with sugar – which really is what makes it taste so darn good! But this recipe is for a sugar-free version of condensed milk – but it still has a lovely sweet flavour because it uses Stevia.
You can get Baking Stevia from your local supermarket – you find it where all the other sugars are located. I use the Natvia Baking Stevia which looks like this:
You will find the Carnation Evaporated Milk in the same place as the Stevia. It comes in Creamy and Light – make sure you get the creamy version – it makes the end result a lot nicer! The Carnation Evaporated Milk looks like this:
Finally the Guar Gum or Xanthan Gum. You find this in the health food section of the supermarket.