A few weeks ago I bought a can of caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk, a new seasonal flavor from Eagle Brand. Even though sweetened condensed milk is completely different from caramel, the product seemed a little redundant. Condensed milk is already used in so many caramel flavored recipes and is the primary component of dulce de leche. What’s the point of adding caramel flavoring to sweetened condensed milk? Obviously, I had to know so I bought a can and finally opened it today.
It definitely doesn’t look or taste like regular condensed milk, nor does it taste like dulce de leche. It tastes pretty artificial, actually. It reminds me of the caramel flavored peanut butter I bought a few months ago which was also a seasonal thing and which tasted more like butterscotch than caramel. Caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk is a fun idea, but after tasting this one I’d rather just use regular sweetened condensed milk. If you’ve brought this product and have used it in something awesome, do tell. I used half the can in this small batch of easy rocky road candy and am trying to figure out what to do with the rest.
Now my usual “Rocky Road Candy” is “Caramel Rocky Road Candy” which sounds so much fancier, right? The caramel flavoring in the milk adds an interesting note. Fuzz really liked it and Todd hasn’t tried it, so the jury is still out. If you have some caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk around and want to try the rocky road, here’s the recipe. Now I need to find a way to use the rest of the can.
Caramel Flavored Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 of a 14 oz can of caramel flavored condensed milk 7 oz total
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
- Line an 8 inch square pan with nonstick foil.
- Put the chocolate chips and butter in large microwave-safe mixing bowl and heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir well, then stir in half a can (7 oz) of condensed milk. Heat for another 30 seconds, then stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
- Add the marshmallows and peanuts and stir until coated, then turn into the lined pan and press down with another sheet of nonstick foil. Chill for an hour or until mixture is firm, then cut into squares. For a cleaner cut, freeze the candy before slicing.
Ivebeen making my own carmel sause with dweetened condensed milk for years. Simply completelt immerse a can of scm in a pan of water, bring to a boil then turn the heat down to simmer, cover and cook 2 hours. Be careful to be sure the can stays completely covered with water the whole time. After 2 hours, remove from water, let cool and viola, you have the best caramel sauce ever.
Cheryl, it seems a lot of people do like it. I haven’t seen it in stores lately, so I guess it’s more popular in certain areas.
I use condensed milk when making caramel for turtles. The flavored milk enhanced the caramel flavor. It does have a place in certain recipes.
Used This As One Of The Milks In Mt Tres,Leches Cake! AMAZING Addition
It’s not the same as dulce de leche, but I’m pretty sure you make dulce de leche with it. It just might have an odd flavor (maybe good?).
hi, i have made the mistake of buy thing thinking it is dulce de leche. has anyone tried making dulce de leche from this? does the flavor work for banoffee pie?
I made this Rocky Road treat after accidentally buying the caramel sweetened condensed milk. Turned out great even though I did not use the peanuts.
I use it to make turtle flavored cheesecake
I love my Eagle brand Caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk. Like, LOVE it. I am so glad there is something to replace the Dulce de Leche I used to make my Carmelita bars. I add 3 tbsp. flour to the caramel sauce, stir it in and then add 1 tsp of vanilla and stir that in. Voila. Amazing texture, it’s thickened to perfection, and much easier and realistic to spread than the Dulce de Leche.
That’s great! I wonder if they’ll keep making the caramel flavored condensed milk of if it was just a seasonal experiment. Also, I really like some of the condensed milk ice cream recipes. My favorite is the one where you simply mix freshly whipped cream with vanilla and condensed milk and freeze it.
I realize this is an older post; however I had to let you know I just used mine yesterday to make caramel ice cream. It was delicious and extremely easy. I have an ice cream maker but this method didn’t require it. I followed the recipe on the Eagle website for vanilla, but omitted the vanilla extract. I served it with apple pie.
That sounds good!
I made a caramel apple poke cake. My family loved it!
I made an caramel apple poke cake with this. My family really liked it.
Yes, good call on passing it over. The Rocky Road Candy turned out to be a big hit, but it would be good with regular condensed milk. I’ll probably just throw out the other half of the can. I don’t think I’d put it coffee, but I’m not a good person to ask because I usually just drink it black.
Would it be any good drizzled in coffee?
I almost bought this the other day, as I needed dulce de leche for a banoffee pie, and thought this would work in its place. I ended up passing on it, and it seems I made the right choice. The dulce de leche was twice the price, but it was worth it.
Let me know how they turn out. I think there’s also a brownie recipe on their website that calls for the chocolate flavored.
I bought a can of the chocolate version. I thought I would make Hello Dolly bars with it.
And happy thanksgiving!!!!!
Lol, good luck!