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Thread: Sweetened Condensed Milk

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    Question Sweetened Condensed Milk

    How long can you keep once opened

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    I don't know, but I would think only a day or two at most. If they have a "hot line" for questions, then call the company and ask. Sounds like you may have to make some more yummy treats!

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    Actually, it can be kept in the can in the refrigerator for several days.

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    Thank you all....I know the old adage of "when in doubt throw it out" but things just cost so much now, hate throwing things out...I figured with as much sugar thats in there should hold it for a while....:-} I'll give it a taste, i guess, if still ok....I'll make donuts......

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    Something new I tried, take the label off the can and submerge it in a crock pot/ slow cooker, make sure can is covered with completely with water. Heat on low 8 hours, cool the can in refrigerator, open the can and you will have a great caramel topping. I transfer it into a covered container and heat it to put over ice cream or in my coffee. Wonderful!

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    I would immediately transfer to a container with a lid. I would think for a 3-4 days. Just smell or taste it. I don't worry about the "if in doubt throw it out" because I would rather waste a few pennies than spend a few hundred at the drs. office or ER.

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    as long as it is refrigerated and covered, preferably in a non-acidic storage, container, it actually keeps quite awhile. Especially if you use it for cooking.
    In Spain and Portugal, they use condensed milk for coffee and it keeps a long time in the as i know from experience. It isn't possible to use it very fast when using it for cream/sugar for your coffee

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    Put it in a glass container with a lid and it will last a long time. froggyintexas

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimmerB View Post
    Something new I tried, take the label off the can and submerge it in a crock pot/ slow cooker, make sure can is covered with completely with water. Heat on low 8 hours, cool the can in refrigerator, open the can and you will have a great caramel topping. I transfer it into a covered container and heat it to put over ice cream or in my coffee. Wonderful!

    I have wanted to try this .. now I will thanks for being the guinea pig .. LOL
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    I would smell it, I think you will know if it is spoiled. Probably last as long as milk. I know with milk or canned milk, you pour a bit in hot water or coffee. If it curdles it is bad, if not, it is good.
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    I have kept SCM in the fridge for weeks and weeks with no ill side effect. I love this stuff. Haven't used it in years but when I was kid and mom opened a can I would eat it right out of the can by the table spoon. Better than any other candy I could think of. She would like me 'sneak' a taste. My mom was a good mom.
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    Now that sounds good!

    Quote Originally Posted by KimmerB View Post
    Something new I tried, take the label off the can and submerge it in a crock pot/ slow cooker, make sure can is covered with completely with water. Heat on low 8 hours, cool the can in refrigerator, open the can and you will have a great caramel topping. I transfer it into a covered container and heat it to put over ice cream or in my coffee. Wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimmerB View Post
    Something new I tried, take the label off the can and submerge it in a crock pot/ slow cooker, make sure can is covered with completely with water. Heat on low 8 hours, cool the can in refrigerator, open the can and you will have a great caramel topping. I transfer it into a covered container and heat it to put over ice cream or in my coffee. Wonderful!
    Warning: This method is dangerous as it may result in an exploding can, so is not recommended. Check out the label on Eagle Brand, which gives the warning and suggests emptying the can into a pie plate and placing in the oven to caramelize.

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    You can buy SCM already caramelized. It's called Dulce de Leche. Stores stock it right buy the SCM.
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    Actually with all the sugar in it, it keeps well. Sugar is a good preservative.

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    Thank you for all the advice...I went to pour some out of the can....didnt move...had to take the top off to get it to move...put in glass container...my molasses moved faster....hehehe....I'll just use a spoon...

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    I usually put mine in an air tight container and place it in the freezer. It keeps for ages and it doesn't freeze rock solid, so you can still use it immediately when you need it.

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    I keep mine in the fridge, in the original tin, for several months... I make lovely biscuits with condensed milk and chocolate in them.... choice... I cover it with gladwrap, then put a paper towel over that with a rubber ring on.... and put it in the back of the fridge where I can't see it.... you will know why.... and just get it out when I need it...
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