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Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!

Last post Feb 20, 2004 11:06 AM by TriainAtlanta . 17 replies.


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  • Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    What color is sweetened condensed milk supposed to be? I got too long winded!

    I just opened two cans of sweetened condensed milk to make the coconut macaroons (recipe in recent magazine flyer). The first I threw out. There is no expiration date - and the color is sort of a lighter butterscotch. The second can is the same, but I decided not to throw it out and ask for help. I have no idea how long they have been in my pantry - but really do not think too long. It has been a long time since I used this product, but I usually try and keep it on hand. I have thrown one out before for the same reason. I always remembered it as being a yellowy white. I will not taste it, so don't tell me to do that. I need advice before I either risk making it - not going to do that, for sure - or throw it out!!! Thanks to you all! HELP!
    Tria
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    Tria
  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    Waiting for your expert advice!
    Tria
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    Tria
  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    Hmmm...mine is always an odd color...never milky white. I just thought it was supposed to be like that because of the sugar content.

    CJ38
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    When I dumped it out (second can) in a bowl to mix it up, it got creamier, but still butterscotch colored, of course.
    Tria
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    Tria
  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    It's probably fine. Feed it to your husband..ha ha ha..just teasing.

    CJ38
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    I used some a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't white, it was more like yours. I think it's okay!

    ~~susie.
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    I hate to say this, but I think you wasted two cans of perfectly good milk. It is supposed to have an off-color. Mine always does, anyway.
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    OOPS...wasted one can, I mean.
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    Mine is always a taupe color.
    Tastes great too!!!

    Gail
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    Hi Tria,

    I have had sweetened condensed milk the color you are describing. I was leary, but used it. I made the Paula Deen Banana Pudding recipe, and it came out great. I tasted it, and it tasted like it was okay (I am like the taste of sweetened condensed milk). A couple of cans since have also had that odd color? Is it Eagle Brand? The ones with the odd color I had were store brand, don't know if that makes a difference?

    Corinna
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I knew I could count on you guys! That is why I didn't throw the second away! I'm off to bake these macaroons and it is an easy recipe - will post if they are good - and I'm not dead from food poisoning! Ha, Ha! Just kidding!
    Have a good day - and I hope things go well for Linda Chicken's dad.
    Tria
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    Bebe - you are right - these are Kroger Brands - I will always buy the Eagle Brand from now on. Maybe that is why I noticed the difference!
    Tria
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    Tria,

    Mine were Kroger TOO! It was on sale during Christmas so I bought that instead of the Eagle Brand. Eagle Brand is off white too, the Kroger stuff was definitely a different shade LOL But it tasted fine and worked out great. I even made the Dolce de Leche (caramel in a can) with it and it came out fine. Let us know how your coconut macaroons come out! YUMMY :o)

    Corinna
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!
    To Whom it May Concern: Please be advised that I, the undersigned, am hereby absolved and indemnified of any and all matters concerning bad taste, gastric distress, illness (including but not limited to food poisioning) and/or death concerning the above solicited advice concerning the aforementioned question on sweetened condensed milk.

    Hadaplan
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  • RE: Question about sweetened condensed milk - need help FAST!

    Tria

    I just have to ask, you mentioned my Dad? Did I say something? I really don't know what your talking about.
    *Grin*
    ~~LindaChicken

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