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12 Ways To Cook With Sweetened Condensed Milk
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee) is made by pouring hot water over ground coffee into a filter atop a glass filled with condensed milk and ice.
Once the coffee passes through the filter completely, the hot liquid is stirred into the glass and mixed in the sweetened condensed milk, becoming a chilled drink.
Dulce De Leche
Dulce de leche (literally "milk candy" in English) comes in many forms, from individually wrapped hard candies to a molasses-thick sauce drizzled over decadent flan.
To easily make dulce de leche, take a can of sweetened condensed milk and simmer the can in water in a covered saucepan for two to three hours until a caramel color is achieved.
Caramelize Pork
Cooking pork shoulder with sweetened condensed milk can lead to perfect caramelized carnitas. Season the pork with salt and sear it over high heat in a braising pot.
Then, add spices and cover with water, stock, and sweetened condensed milk. Simmer it covered for a few hours, then uncovered for a few more before shredding it.
Buko Pandan
Buko pandan is a Filipino dessert salad made with gulaman or gelatin, young coconut, fruit, and sweetened condensed milk. It's more of a sweet soup or fruit cocktail.
Sweetened condensed milk helps thicken and sweeten the liquid in the salad for better flavor and texture. Add it after your agar-agar or gelatin has been bloomed in hot water.
Lemon Pie
Make your pie crust by combining crushed saltine crackers, sugar, and butter. Form the dough around the inside of a pie dish and chill briefly before baking it.
While it cools, make the filling with egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, fresh lemon juice, and lemon zest. Fill the cooled crust with the filling and bake at 350 F until set.