Condensed milk is a thicker and creamy form of milk. Technically milk is slow-cooked till reduced to almost 40%. Till recently I believed that condensed milk means sweetened condensed milk but then I read the term unsweetened condensed milk. Unsweetened condensed milk recipes are also known as evaporated milk. Here I will be discussing recipes using sweetened condensed milk or milkmaid recipes.
What is common between easy dessert recipes or quick sweets recipes? It is the condensed milk. Condensed milk makes the process of sweet making very simple and quick. Apart from this, condensed milk is a great egg-substitute for eggless cakes and cookies. Most of the cake recipes for beginners call for condensed milk.
And the best part is that it is very simple and easy to make condensed milk. It is just a bit of time taking and laborious process. The condensed milk price in the market is much more than what it would cost at home. Whenever I have some leftover or surplus milk I make condensed milk and increase the shelf life of that milk many folds. Here is the recipe for Homemade Condensed Milk recipes.
Because of the reasons mentioned above, there are a number of milkmaid recipes, from chai to kheer, condensed milk makes things richer and tastier. Let’s have a look at the milkmaid recipes on the blog:
There can’t be a better way to use the leftover or surplus milk that you have. In fact prior to the festive season or any occasion when you plan to make sweets, prepare condensed milk at home instead of paying high condensed milk price and buying from the stores.
View the recipe for condensed milk here.
Such a melt in mouth ladoo, that you will be tempted to make it again and again. This mildly sweet dessert will dazzle your taste buds with its simplicity. Further, you can try and make trifles with malai ladoo by teaming it with some fruits and nuts and so on.
View the recipe for malai ladoo here.
The main reason I make condensed milk at home is that increases the shelf life of the milk. Likewise the 3-ingredients desserts, prepared with condensed milk, chocolate and butter is not only totally divine but also has a good shelf like and therefore is a fantastic gift option.
View the recipe for chocolate fudge here.
Chai lovers can not miss having Irani chai sometime in their lives. It is such a distinct chai recipe. With cooking of more than half an hour, Irani Chai is a must-try for every tea-lover.
View the recipe for Irani Chai here.
As swiftly this milk powder barfi gets ready, that much swiftly it dissolves in the mouth. Milk powder barfi can be prepared for festivals etc and can be customised as per the desired flavors such as saffron, cardamom etc.
View the recipe for Milk Powder Barfi here.
If you are new to baking than this cake recipe for beginners is just right for you. This recipe explains how to bake a cake without eggs and without an oven, i.e. using a pressure cooker. This is the basic cake recipe and can be customised with add-ons of your choice such as choco chips, tutti frutti, etc.
View the recipe for eggless sponge cake here.
I don’t think I would be wrong if I say that coconut ladoo recipe using condensed milk is one of the most common milkmaid recipes. And it has every reason to be so popular. It is so simple and equally tasty.
View the recipe for Coconut Ladoo here.
This is another chocolate dessert using condensed milk. During festivals, kids may or may not like the traditional sweets and desserts prepared in the household. In such situations, milkmaid chocolate barfi comes to the rescue and it a winner aongst the kids.
View the recipe for milkmaid chocolate barfi here.
There is no Indian kitchen where gajar ka halwa is not made during the winters. It is a staple with the onset of the winter season. Making gajar ka halwa is a time-consuming process. However to shorten the lengthy process condensed milk is used and gajar ka halwa can be prepared in less than half an hour.
View the recipe for gajar ka halwa here.
One needs to try this recipe to believe how good it is! An eggless cake made with a special technique and condensed milk not only has great taste but is also soft and spongy.
View the recipe for eggless atta cake here.