Amidst the lockdown, most of us tried our hand in cooking. Apart from other items, making desserts or fancy beverages, were something a lot of us tried making during this time. People shared a large numbers of videos of their cooking experience on social media. But one of the biggest challenge faced by most people, while cooking amidst the lockdown, was access to all the right ingredients. Not many us could get all the ingredients, you need to make a dish. People shared about this struggle on social media. They were requesting people to share recipes of making certain ingredients at home. After reading one of these posts, Reena Lahiri, a home chef, decided to make condensed milk at home. “While the lockdown was in action, a lot of ingredients weren’t available in the market and condensed milk was one of those. And, I had read a lot posts where people asked if condensed milk can be made at home. Since a lot of people were baking at home or making desserts, condensed milk was a major requirement. So, I decided to make it at home, and it’s a very easy recipe and you only need three ingredients to make condensed milk.” says Reena Reena explains the process and says, ” Take 1 glass of milk, half a cup of sugar and pinch of baking soda. Place a thick bottom pan on medium heat and pour the milk in it. Once the milk has heated up, add the sugar and stir till the sugar dissolves,” says Reena. Going further she says, “Once the sugar has dissolved, add a pinch of baking powder to the mixture and stir. You have to cook the milk till it reduces to 1/3rd of its original quantity, you will see the milk has thickened. You will see a yellowish tinge in the milk too, once that’s done, switch off the heat, let the mixture cool and then pour in a glass container and it’s ready,” says Reena. This milk should be stored in the refrigerator to keep its fresh.