Friday, September 18, 2009

Life + Food

Sweetened Condensed Milk is lusciously tempting.
We’ve even used it to caramelize coffee
when we’re out of creamer.
The Eagle Brand website features
many sweetened condensed milk recipes
for every occasion, how-to videos,
& even a recipe book that you can download.

Here are a few sweeeet treats
courtesy of
Eagle Brand:

Fruit Smoothies

Servings: 5 servings

Serving Size: (1/5 of a recipe)
Prep Time: 5 minutes

1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
(NOT evaporated milk)
1 (8-ounce) carton strawberry banana yogurt
1 small banana, cut up
1 cup fresh whole strawberries
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple packed with juice, chilled
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup ice cubes
Halved fresh strawberries (optional)
Chill can of EAGLE BRAND®. In blender container, combine EAGLE BRAND®, yogurt, banana, whole strawberries, pineapple with its juice and lemon juice; cover and blend until smooth. With blender running gradually add ice cubes, blending until smooth. Garnish with halved strawberries (optional). Serve immediately.
Notes: Variations: Peach Smoothies: Omit strawberries and pineapple. Add 2 cups frozen or fresh sliced peaches. Proceed as above. Key Lime Smoothies: Omit strawberries, pineapple and lemon juice. Add 1/3 cup lime juice. Proceed as above. Tint with green food coloring if desired. Garnish as desired.
Witch´s Brew
Orange Pineapple Punch: A fun punch for Halloween when served in a festive bowl. But, also a great tasting punch you can make easily and serve year round. Especially nice in the summer heat.
Servings: Makes 4 quarts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
(NOT evaporated milk)
1 (46-ounce) can pineapple juice
1 (2-liter) bottle orange soda, chilled
Orange sherbet (optional)
In punch bowl, stir together EAGLE BRAND®
and pineapple juice; add orange soda.
Top with sherbet (optional) and serve over ice (optional). Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
Notes: Tip: Orange­ Pineapple Punch is a great flavor for any time of year. Top punch bowl with mint leaves or fresh cut orange slices for a refreshing taste. Other Cool Treats: Pour leftover punch into ice-cube trays and freeze. Flavored ice-cubes can be chopped in blender. Spoon mixture into ice-cream bowls. Serve immediately. Enjoy eating this new twist on orange creamsicle crush ­ cool new frozen treat!

Golden Snacking Granola
Servings: About 2 1/2 quarts Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55-60 minutes

2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds or coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup banana chips (optional)
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 300ºF. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except banana chips and raisins; mix well.
Spread evenly in aluminum foil-lined 15x10-inch jellyroll pan or baking sheet.
Bake 55 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven; stir in banana chips (optional) and raisins.
Cool completely. Store leftovers tightly covered at room temperature.


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