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Old 12-19-2005, 10:08 PM   #1
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Please, can someone tell me if Sweetened Condensed Milk can be tan colored or does that mean it is spoiled? I opened two cans and they are both tan colored and I am making homemade fudge, but don't want to ruin it.

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I also make eggnog fudge and if you like both, you will love this fudge.
I use a very easy fudge recipe and I can flavor it any kind I would like. I wanted to make cherry fudge tonight, but not sure of the condensed milk.

Thanks in Advance.

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Old 12-19-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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Yes it can. That's normal.
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:33 PM   #3
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Thank you very much.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:11 PM   #4
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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Spolous, I would love your recipe for the fudge. Could you post it please.Thanks
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #6
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Cherry fudge? That sounds good!!!! Please post the recipe!
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:49 PM   #7
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Condensed milk, due to it's high sugar (preservative) content, doesn't need to be cooked to as high a temp as evaporated milk is. Because of this, it should be whiter, at least in theory. You find a lot of tan cans out there, though. Most of the time the color comes from overcooking, but it can also be a result of age, I think. It's perfectly fine to eat, though. In fact, you'll get caramel flavoring that you won't get with the white stuff. In essence, it's halfway to becoming dulce de leche.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:09 PM   #8
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Yes, Spolous, please post your cherry fudge recipe in the candy section!!!
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Old 12-30-2005, 07:24 PM   #9
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Nothing wrong with dulce de leche. I've used the condense milk when it had turned a bit caramel colored when I've made flan and it was wonderful. Some people used to heat the unopened cans of condensed milk to make it caramelize, but it is very dangerous and I would think quite foolhardy to do that.
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:14 AM   #10
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I think there is a recipe on the food network web site for making your own sweetened condensed milk.
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