Sweetened condensed milk uses

Any ideas for using up a can of sweetened condemsed milk, , aside from dulche de levhe or tres leches cake. I was thinking of using it to sweeten a frosting I'll be making for cupcakes, but i don't know how much of it I'll really be able to use, seeing that the frosting will likely need the confectioners sugar for structure. Any other ideas?

  • Posted by: ATG117
  • May 19, 2012


LarderandLibary May 21, 2012
This is what I am going to try, from thekitchn:
Homemade Chocolate Frosty
Makes 1 quart

2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup (4 ounces) chocolate syrup
1 (7 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Whisk together the milk, chocolate syrup, and condensed milk, and refrigerate until chilled, at least one hour. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks just begin to form. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Pour the chocolate milk mixture into the bowl of the ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions (about 15 - 20 minutes in my Cuisinart). Once the ice cream is thick, turn the maker off, remove the paddle, and fold in the chilled whipped cream until it is completely incorporated.

Serve immediately, or transfer to a covered, freezer-safe container and freeze. (If freezing, let ice cream soften a few minutes before serving; you want it to be the consistency of a milkshake.)
HalfPint May 21, 2012
I've always dipped sweet French bread into sweetened condensed milk. It's Vietnamese thing and it's really good.
ATG117 May 20, 2012
Wow, so many great ideas! Who knew there was such a simple way to make key lime pie. Thanks all. I used it to make Vietnamese iced coffee, which both I and company adored--wondering why coffee shops aren't selling this stuff. But in light of all the great ideas (not to mention that I can eat it by the spoonful), I may be in the market to pick up another can. On a related note, anyone know how long the stuff would last in the refrigerator (assuming a while). And finally, I'm intrigued by those who mentioned Vietnamese yogurt. What is the final product like? Is it very sweet?
Dea H. May 20, 2012
You can use it to make a no-bake cheese cake, which you can then top with seasonal fruit. Just beat an 8oz block of cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in a a can of sweetened condensed milk along with 1/3 C lemon juice, a teaspoon of good vanilla, and a dash of real almond extract. Pour into a graham cracker crust and chill until firm. Top with your favorite fruit topping, or, if you have some dulce de leche on hand, drizzle that over the top.
Christine May 20, 2012
Key lime pie
Cristina S. May 20, 2012
Agreed. Mix one can with 1/2 cup key lime juice and 4 egg yolks. Pour it into a graham cracker crust, and bake at 350F for 12 minutes. Chill before serving.
Louisa May 20, 2012
Also Blue Heaven in Key West has great Key Lime Pie. It seems they double the filling (8 eggs, 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, 1 C fresh lime juice.) Bake in unbaked pie shell 30 min @350. Meanwhile, do a meringue (8 whites, 3/4 C sugar, 1t cream tartar.) Bake again 15 minutes. Someone gave me this recipe as one as close as they could get to the wonderful Blue Heaven pie. and it's very good! When we were in Key West I would have this for breakfast with coffee.
Lynnht May 20, 2012
Vietnamese coffee or an easy hot fudge sauce.
BoulderGalinTokyo May 19, 2012
The Japanese love to dip fresh strawberries in it, sold together.
petitbleu May 19, 2012
Magic cookie bars. Heaven.
mainecook61 May 19, 2012
Millionaire's shortbread. Vietnamese yogurt.
hardlikearmour May 19, 2012
Or Thai iced tea. Same idea as the Vietnamese coffee.

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Reiney May 19, 2012
Do you like Vietnamese coffee? Pour a tablespoon or two in the bottom of a glass and top with a strong coffee. Add ice if desired and stir. Delicious!
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