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Old 03-20-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Sweetened condensed milk

I have a lot of sweetened condensed milk and I need to know if I can freeze it. does anyone know ? How many cups of the milk is roughly equivalent to one normal can (for recipes) of the milk?

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Old 03-20-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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I have a lot of sweetened condensed milk and I need to know if I can freeze it. does anyone know ? How many cups of the milk is roughly equivalent to one normal can (for recipes) of the milk?
Roughly a 1 and 1/4 cups per can I think.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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The canned lasts for a LONG time. Were I to need to freeze it, I would take it out of the cans, put each can's worth in a zip lock sandwich bag, frozen flat, the put all the sandwich bags into a gallon size freezer bag and not worry for at least 3 years. It would be perfectly safe in 10 years, but would have lost some flavor components.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:26 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I was relatively sure that I could freeze it but wanted to be sure. Do you know if there is any change in texture or performance after say a year or so? Just wondering.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:40 PM   #5
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Over time - a long time - the canned will become caramelized. If you take a can of sweetened condensed and cover it with boiling water then simmer for 3 hours, you will have an amazing thing in the can - a caramel like no other.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:50 PM   #6
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How much do you have that you need to feeze it? Are we talikng about canned seetened condensed milk? I am not rteally sure if you could substitude one for another. The consistancy is very different. And even if using regualr milk with sugar you can come up with substitude non of the recipe I've tried come close to real condensed milk. Maybe I am missing something.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
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I have a couple of quarts of sweetened condensed milk. It is in plastic containers broken down from a larger container. Obviously I can't use it all at once. I would like to make the caramel. How can I do it when it's not in the can? Maybe in a metal bowl covered with tin foil? The rest will need to be frozen.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:24 AM   #8
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This is a very sweet pud, make savoury short crust pastry, cut in half lengthwise a large and under ripe banana, fit the pastry around the cut banana leaving the cut face open, fry the cut face slowly in a little butter till it caramelises, put the pan in the oven to cook the pastry banana.
Serve hot with a blob of NoraC's caramel and a blob of set yogurt.
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I have a couple of quarts of sweetened condensed milk. It is in plastic containers broken down from a larger container. Obviously I can't use it all at once. I would like to make the caramel. How can I do it when it's not in the can? Maybe in a metal bowl covered with tin foil? The rest will need to be frozen.
My instinct was that the can is necessary, either for pressure or for "non-stick" reasons. That instinct is based in no small part on the hoopla that always surrounded making sure the can was completely covered in water, lest it explode. However, according to all knowing Google, you can nuke and stir or use the oven or a double boiler. The trick is in the "don't let it burn" part. ...must pick up some under-ripe bananas ...
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From Eagle Brands:

For an easy caramel topping or dip, simply heat Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk using the following directions. For safety reasons, do not heat in the can (an old cooking method). Instead, use one of the following methods.

OVEN METHOD: Pour 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk into a 9-inch pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil; place in larger shallow pan. Fill larger pan with hot water. Bake at 425 for 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel-colored.

STOVETOP METHOD: Pour 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk into top of double boiler; place over boiling water. Over low heat, simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel-colored. Beat until smooth.

MICROWAVE METHOD: Pour 1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk into 2-quart glass measuring cup. Cook on 50% power (medium) 4 minutes, stirring briskly every 2 minutes until smooth. Cook on 30% power (medium-low) 20 to 26 minutes or until very thick and caramel-colored, stirring briskly every 4 minutes during the first 16 minutes and every 2 minutes for the last 4 to 10 minutes. Make sure to use potholders when removing the glass measuring cup from the microwave, as it will be hot.

CAUTION: DO NOT HEAT IN CAN.



I've never used any of these methods but it's on my list of things to try. =)
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