by Penelope Schneider-Knight
(Karlstad, MN, USA)
Leche Condensada for Manjar Blanco
Remember taking long bus trips in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia at each town stop, vendors would come up to the windows of the bus selling naranjas, jugos, and "Manjar Blanco". I still make this simple version for my (grown) kids as gifts.
Put can of sweetened condensed milk in pot large enough to cover the can with water. While boiling the can for 4 hours keep water high enough to cover the can.
It used to take our cook hours of stirring the sugar and milk mixture to make manjar. Mom came up with this simple system somewhere along the line of our lives.