Condensed milk is a staple in many households, but storing it can be difficult. This article will provide you with the steps to store condensed milk safely and efficiently.
If you have opened a can of condensed milk and only used part of it, or if you want to make your own condensed milk, you need to know how to store it. Once opened, condensed milk will start to spoil quickly if not properly refrigerated. Keep reading for tips on how to store condensed milk so that it stays fresh and tasty.
When storing an opened can of condensed milk, always transfer it to a covered container. Glass jars and Tupperware work well for this purpose. Be sure to label the container with the date so that you know when it was opened and can use it accordingly. Condensed milk will last for about a week when stored in this way.
If you need your condensed milk to last longer than a week, you can freeze it. Simply pour the amount you need into ice cube trays or freezer-safe bags and store in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to use frozen condensed milk, thaw in the refrigerator overnight or place the cubes or bag in a bowl of warm water until thawed.
What is condensed milk?
Condensed milk is a sweetened condensed milk prepared by removing most of the water from raw milk. It is used as a cheaper alternative to regular milk or cream. Condensed milk can be stored in itsoriginal container, or in a sealed container, in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to store condensed milk?
If you have ever made dulce de leche, you know that you can use either whole milk or condensed milk. While whole milk will work just fine, condensed milk will make the process easier and quicker.
In the fridge
Unopened condensed milk can be stored in the pantry for up to 2 years. Once opened, it should be refrigerated and used within 2 weeks.
In the freezer
Condensed milk can last unopened in the pantry for up to a year, but once you’ve opened it, it needs to be refrigerated. If you don’t think you’ll use an entire can within a couple of weeks, freeze what you need in a freezer-safe container and thaw in the refrigerator when ready to use.
Once opened, condensed milk can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. Be sure to keep it in a sealed container to prevent it from drying out. If you find that your condensed milk has started to thicken or develop a skin, simply whisk it until smooth again before using.