What You Can Make From Sweetened Condensed Milk

We usually use sweetened condensed milk with coffee or as a base for pastry creams. However, you can also use condensed milk to make a sweet and sour dressing, a spicy tea latte with thick foam, delicate milk limeade, or even an original breakfast dish, in which the taste of fried bacon, avocado, and poached eggs is emphasized with a sweet dressing.

5-Minute Crafts would like to offer you a few little-known recipes that feature sweetened condensed milk.

Idea 1: buns with poached eggs, lettuce, avocado, crispy bacon, and cream cheese

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • 2-3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 an avocado (sliced thinly)
  • A few strips of bacon
  • 2 buns
  • A handful of green lettuce or rocket
  • 3-4 tablespoons of cream cheese

The cooking process:

  • Fry the strips of bacon in a skillet with vegetable oil for 2 to 3 minutes and put them on a plate covered with a napkin to get rid of excess fat.
  • Melt the butter in another skillet, then sprinkle it with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Cut a bun in half and fry it in butter and sugar as shown in the photo above without turning it over. Repeat the process with another bun.
  • Prepare a poached egg by bringing the water in a saucepan to a boil, then break a fresh egg into a ladle and place it in the pan so that it touches the water as in the photo above. The egg should be ready in a couple of minutes. Repeat the process with the second egg.
  • Start assembling the sandwich. Brush the bottom half of the bun with cream cheese, put strips of fried bacon on top, pour on 1 tablespoon of condensed milk, and add some lettuce leaves and avocado slices. Next, lay the poached egg down, pour 1 tablespoon of condensed milk on it, and cover it with the other half of the bun. You’re all done!

Idea 2: limeade

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • 2 limes
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups of water

The cooking process:

  • Rinse the limes well under water. Remove the edges and cut them into circles or wedges.
  • Then sprinkle the limes with a pinch of salt and put them into a blender along with sugar, condensed milk, and water. Blend the ingredients until they form a thick, foamy drink.
  • Pour the drink through a sieve into a serving glass, then add ice if desired.

Idea 3: tea latte with spices and thick milk foam

Ingredients for 3-4 portions:

  • 4-5 teaspoons of leaf black tea
  • 1-2 anise stars
  • 4-5 cardamom pods
  • 1/4 vanilla bean (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk

The cooking process:

  • Boil some water. Mix in some black tea, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla, then pour hot water over the mixture. Infuse it for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the tea through a sieve into a saucepan, put it on medium heat, and add the condensed milk. Cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly until steam appears.
  • Whisk the tea using a milk frother or small whisk to create a thick foam. Then pour it out immediately into mugs and serve.

Idea 4: sweet and sour dressing in 1 minute

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 ounces of table vinegar (you can replace it with apple or grape vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard powder

The cooking process:

  • Mix all the ingredients to make the mass thick and smooth.
  • Leave it for a few minutes, then transfer the thick sauce into a glass container and use it as a sweet and sour salad dressing, a creamy paste for sandwiches, or a sauce for pasta and young potatoes.

You can add some curry or garlic to the sauce if you’d like. And if you mix it with a bit of tomato paste and Tabasco, it’ll make a good addition to fish and seafood.

Idea 5: soft homemade ice cream (without an ice cream maker)

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1.5 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 8.5 ounces of rich cream (cool in the fridge in advance)
  • Chocolate drops, crumbled cookies, and nuts for decoration (optional)

The cooking process:

  • In advance, place a big container for ice cream in the freezer.
  • Pour the condensed milk into a medium-sized bowl, then add salt and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • In another bowl, beat the heavy cream with a mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Add approximately 10 tablespoons of whipped cream to the condensed milk mixture and stir gently using a silicone spatula. This will make the mixture less sticky and thicker. Now pour it over the remaining whipped cream and stir gently until smooth.
  • Take the container out of the freezer, pour the creamy mass into it, add chocolate drops, crumbled cookies, and nuts if desired, then put it into the freezer for several hours.

The peculiarity of such ice cream is that it becomes mild, homogeneous, and soft — even without an ice cream maker. You can also use this recipe as a base for flavored ice cream. For example, you can add cocoa or strawberry syrup — and whisk well before freezing — to make chocolate or strawberry ice cream.

Idea 6: Coconut cookies made with 2 ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3.5 ounces of coconut flakes

The cooking process:

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F.
  • Pour the coconut flakes into a plastic bowl. Pour the condensed milk on top. Use a silicone spatula to stir the mixture until it’s thick enough to hold its shape without being runny.
  • Use 2 spoons or your hands to form the mass into round cookies. Put them on baking paper and then place the tray in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Ready-made cookies should have a golden crust and a soft middle. If desired, you can also decorate it with melted dark chocolate.

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