Originally Posted by Zmama
So, do I understand this right? You can boil it ahead of time in a sealed can, then keep it in the cupboard until you need to use it? How long do you boil for a drizzle? a filling? ice cream? Use fat-free sweetened?
Yes, it keeps in the cupboard for as long as sweetened condensed milk would anyway. I've never boiled it less than three hours, and that gives a nice thick but pourable consistency. Boil it for five hours and you can push it out of the can and slice it.
I feel like I should reiterate here - If you plan on using the 'boil the unopened can' method, PLEASE be sure to (a) keep it covered with water at all times (I keep a kettle of water going to top it off as needed) AND (b) DON'T open the can until it is completely cool.
It's really not as scary as it sounds, but if you don't follow those common-sense guidelines, you could end up with a mess - or worse, severe burns.