Friday, October 29, 2004

WDIDWT? Condensed & Evaporated Milk

Apparently we all live in the country that flows milk and honey, and we can't figure out what to do with it before the milk expires.

I know there must be lots of delectable desserts that use sweetened condensed milk. Can anyone think of some right off? I opened a can yesterday for a raspberry pie, then realized that it was too sweet and I needed evaporated milk instead.

Which reminds me, bonus points if you have a good recipe that uses up half a can of evaporated milk, too.

-- SJ


Nathan & Alison said...

May I suggest my husband's favorite dessert?

Lemon Ice Box Pie
Makes one 9" pie

~1 (14-ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
~1/2 cup lemon juice
~Yellow food coloring (optional)
~1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream, whipped (optional)
~1 (9-inch) baked pie shell or graham cracker crumb crust

In medium bowl, stir together condensed milk, lemon juice and food coloring if desired. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared crust. Chill 3 hours or until set. Garnish as desired. Refrigerate leftovers.


Nathan & Alison said...

Correction: The whipping cream is NOT optional. :-P

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Oberlander's Seven-Layer Bars
(Note: there are not actually seven layers to these bars.)

1 stick butter
1 package graham crackers, battered to crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
6-oz (half a package) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup coconut

Melt butter in 9x13 glass baking pan. Press graham cracker crumbs into butter. Pour milk over crumbs. Press chips, nuts, and coconut on top. Bake at 350 for...oh, help, I can't remember...I'm typing this from memory (that's how often I make it, because it's so delicious!) - but I think it's 20 minutes - anyway, until the coconut is brown and toasty. Let the bars cool and then cut them. Very quick, easy, pretty cheap if you buy the ingredients on sale, and extremely rich!


Queen of Carrots said...

We always make those bars with butterscotch chips as well as chocolate chips, but even so it's not seven layers unless you consider the graham cracker crumbs and butter separate layers, which they aren't.

Pooh put condensed milk on his bread. I've always wondered how that would taste. Maybe this would be the time to try!

Ben, Kyri & Rachelle said...

What on earth were you doing thinking about condensed milk at 5:57am?

the Joneses said...

I wasn't thinking about condensed milk at 5:57 a.m. I was voluntarily and determinedly unconscious at 5:57 a.m. The timestamp, however, was set for Los Angeles time, the result of which made me look like an extremely virtuous early-riser. It's fixed now, and I no longer am so virtuous. How empty is our righteousness! -- SJ

Anonymous said...

the half can of evaporated milk can be used to make a pumpkin pie.