In another thread asking what to put in my coffee when I forget to buy milk, someone suggested condensed milk, so I trotted off and bought a can.
Actually a heaping teaspoon in a cup of coffee worked very well. It wasn’t overly sweet and VASTLY superior to non dairy creamer.
First of all ... BLESS BORDON !!!
I looked at the ingredient list and all that is in there is milk and sugar. No artificial anything. No HFCS. Just milk and sugar.
Then I discovered that condensed milk on its own is pretty tasty and has all sorts of uses.
I had the most amazingly delicious oatmeal this morning ... oatmeal, raisins, cinnamon and a bit of condensed milk. It was like eating a rice pudding.
I put some in plain yogurt with some cinnamon ... excellent.
The Bordon site offers other simple suggestions like:
- Drizzle over ice cream or pound cake
- Pour into bowl and dip fresh fruits and biscuits fondue style
This is a revelation to me since I don’t cook and the last time I bought a can of condensed milk was when I was twelve and made some seven layer cookies. It never occurred to me to think outside the box, or rather can, and that it could be used for other things besides an ingredient in recipes.
Of course, it does have calories, but a little goes a long way. It’s not all Thai tea, you know. I’m really excited about the thought of microwaving up a bowl of rice, adding a little condensed milk, raisins and cinnamon and ... voila ... instant rice pudding for one.
Here’s the link to the Bordon website.
Even the lowfat and fat-free versions only have milk/sugar. No preservatives. No powdered dry milk, no milk products. ... Milk and sugar. The low fat DOES have vitamin A which the others don’t.
So, how do you use condensed milk?
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