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Leftover condensed milk- what to do?

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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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  1. 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 (!)

    1. Stir some into coffee.

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      1. re: Breego

        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

          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.

      2. 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

          Yeah, let's have it! Please.

          1. re: Sir Gawain

            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.

        2. Also great in strong tea.

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

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

              1. 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.

                1. 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!

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

                    1. 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. Simple recipe:

                        1. Stick finger in it.

                        2. Lick.

                        3. Repeat.

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                        1. re: xyz_recipes

                          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...

                          1. re: cristina

                            I remember when we were kids going home from hols on a 4 hour train journey and Mum & Dad were broke, so no snacks from the kiosk on the train. However, there was one can of sweetened condensed milk left from the supplies Mum had taken with us. Dad opened it and the can went around the seven of us, Mum and Dad included and boy did we have sticky fingers. At least our appetites were satiated. LOL

                          2. Try it on some toast. Yummy and easy.

                            1. I was wondering the same thing. So, if sweetened condensed milk is just regular milk with the water removed (and added sweetener), then wouldn't it stand to reason that u could add enough water to it so its the same consistency as regular milk?? Then since it is sweetened, just use it in a recipe that also requires sugar, but just not use so MUCH sugar?? Just a crazy thought...... So wadda think? :-)