I recently posted on my personal Facebook page about an obsession/addiction/love affair that I currently have.
Well, it’s not really current…it’s more an on-going thing for me.
Something that I have had in my life for quite a while now.
Sweetened Condensed Milk.
I love it.
I could eat it everyday…and usually do consume it every morning in my hot coffee.
I open a can and pour the creamy, white, sweet smelling, lusciousness into a mason jar and store it in the fridge where I can access it for whatever my needs are.
I also try to keep one or two cans in the pantry in case I want to incorporate it into a dessert.
I love to bake and sweetened condensed milk can really pump up a recipe.
One of our family’s favorite desserts is something I found right on the side of the can. I know many people who have made this dessert, but if you haven’t tried it yet yourself, here’s the recipe for you…
I alter the recipe a bit when making it. I crush the graham crackers in a Ziploc bag using a rolling pin. Then I transfer the crushed grahams to a bowl where I add the brown sugar and butter that I’ve melted on the stovetop. You can melt your butter in the microwave, but I don’t do that as we don’t own a microwave.
The shear joy I get from tasting sweetened condensed milk is pure and simple…I’m eating sugary milk.
The can states that it’s a good source of calcium.
So it’s healthy!
It’s also an economical thing to have on hand. You can find most cans for less than $1.30. Often it can be found for less than $1. I don’t usually buy a name brand sweetened condensed milk. After years of buying this product I have found that a well-known brand tastes no better than an off-brand.
Here are a few other uses for the most amazing thing ever created by someone somewhere at sometime…I don’t know the details of the fruition of it, but I say THANK YOU to whoever discovered it.
in hot coffee
in cold coffee
in iced tea
in Thai iced tea
on top of shaved ice
boil it and it turns to caramel…homemade dulce de leche!
straight out of the can and into your mouth with the biggest spoon you can find
Stay tuned…I have another food love to share with you tomorrow.