I try to remember to have Sweetened Condensed Milk on hand because I cook with it fairly regularly. Sometimes I fail miserably at 'keeping things in the pantry that I need". I like to think I'm not the only one.
I have an EASY fix is to make your own; truly it's dead easy. You're going to love this.
This stuff works just like the stuff in the can and it's a fraction of the cost and really, it's delicious.
DRIVE BY RECIPE:
TRACY'S HOMEMADE SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 T butter, (I use salted, if you use unsalted, then add a pinch of salt)
splash of vanilla
Combine the milk and sugar in a heavy pan, set on a medium flame and cook (simmer and stir often) it till it's pale yellow, super thick and and bubbling like lava.
Take off head, add the butter and vanilla. Transfer it into a container with a lid, leave to chill on counter then pop it in the fridge till you want to use it. It technically lasts weeks but in practice, a couple of days before it's used up :)
THAT'S IT! go on, take it off your 'to buy' list and put it on your 'to make' list!
I'll get more play by play pics up later today but I wanted to get this driveby up for you.