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Leftover condensed milk- what to do?

Sony Mar 12, 2006 02:56 PM

Hi Everyone-

Please help! I have 2/3 of a can (about 1 cup) of leftover sweetened condensed milk from making a batch of sweets. Besides:
-key lime pie
-dulce de leche
does anyone have any ideas about how I can use this up? Or if it freezes OK for baked applications?

Thanks for any help you can offer!

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    Adrienne Mar 12, 2006 03:03 PM

    I don't know about freezing, but this stuff lasts for a really long time just in the fridge because it's so concentrated that things don't really successfully grow in it. I have some in my fridge that I swear looks and tastes fine after a month (!)

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      Breego Mar 12, 2006 03:13 PM

      Stir some into coffee.

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      1. re: Breego
        Sarah C Mar 12, 2006 03:26 PM

        Coffee is a good idea. It's used in Vietnamese iced coffee, which is espresso mixed with sweetened condensed milk and poured over ice.

        1. re: Sarah C
          Hungry Celeste Mar 13, 2006 09:04 AM

          Oh, yeah, cafe sua da is the best. It is also the main ingredient in lemon icebox pie--you could make a tiny one for two.

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        Aaron Mar 12, 2006 05:12 PM

        You could make Ina Garten's macaroons, which are so easy and insanely delicious. Plus, you can scale it to how much milk you have left.
        I can post if you'd like...there's only 4 ingredients...the evap. milk, sweetened flaked coconut, egg whites and vanilla extract.
        Let me know.

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        1. re: Aaron
          Sir Gawain Mar 12, 2006 05:26 PM

          Yeah, let's have it! Please.

          1. re: Sir Gawain
            Aaron Mar 12, 2006 07:08 PM

            This recipe is so easy that it's embarrasing when people rave about them:
            14 oz. sweetened shredded coconut
            14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
            1 tsp. vanilla extract
            2 egg whites, at room temp
            1/4 tsp. kosher salt

            Combine coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt until medium-firm peaks. Fold egg whites into other mixture (this is nearly impossible as the other one is so thick, but do your best).
            Drop mixture onto parchment paper lined sheets (or I use a silpat) with either a 1 and 3/4 inch ice crea scoop or two teaspoons. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until golden. Cool on racks.
            She doesn't do this, but I always then dip them into melted bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate after cooling.

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          krissywats Mar 12, 2006 05:13 PM

          Also great in strong tea.

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            rebs Mar 12, 2006 05:26 PM

            mix it with canned fruit cocktail. for some reason this is a staple at filippino get-togethers.

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              piccola Mar 12, 2006 10:07 PM

              When I was in the UK, my English friends poured it over desserts, like custard.

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                JeffW Mar 12, 2006 11:55 PM

                Many months ago I'd made a "half" recipe of a version of Banana Pudding- - -you know the one with vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, and a whipped pudding. The pudding part of the recipe called for half a can of sweetened condensed milk, and I decided to freeze the remainder. Well last week I decided to make another half batch recipe, and the remaining sweetened condensed milk, which I'd kept in THE FREEZER for over 5 months, thawed beautifully. My dessert was no different at all this time around.

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                  mochi-mochi Mar 13, 2006 01:28 AM

                  If it were a little warmer... I thin the milk a little and pour over shaved ice with a spoonful of Japanese sweet beans. Kintoki.
                  Poured straight from the can on slightly tart strawberries is always a treat in this house!

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                    theSauce Mar 14, 2006 12:34 AM

                    Make smoothies with it or cook it down and make a caramel sauce.

                    1. PseudoNerd Dec 6, 2006 11:34 PM

                      A friend of mine makes virgin pina colada with: condensed milk, coconut cream (I believe the milk and cream are in equal parts), and pineapple juice and chunks to taste (smaller amount than either the milk or the cream, I believe). Blend together and chill to set it up (it'll thicken best in the freezer)

                      1. cristina Dec 6, 2006 11:46 PM

                        Simple recipe:

                        1. Stick finger in it.

                        2. Lick.

                        3. Repeat.

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                        1. re: xyz_recipes
                          PseudoNerd Dec 7, 2006 12:06 AM

                          I thought cats weren't supposed to have milk (or much of it)? I wouldn't think all that sugar in condensed milk would be very healthy for it either...

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                          ctl98 Dec 7, 2006 01:30 AM

                          Try it on some toast. Yummy and easy.

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