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condensed milk from Migros

Hi All,

I was trying to make some chocolate fudge, which needed 40g of condensed milk. I have made chocolate fudge before back in the UK and had some ordinary condensed milk from Tesco. It always worked out perfectly. But this time I had the condensed milk from Migro which looked much thinner than the one I bought from Tesco- the texture is a bit like single cream. As I kind of expected the fudge didnt work out instead I got some chocolate mousse
I am wondering if I bought the wrong product. The one I bought was a blue can from the coffee section with Kondensmilch written on it. Any advice?
Many thanx.
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Re: condensed milk from Migro

How bizarre - I have a tube of the same Migros product, complete with clue and white packaging and it's thick and gloopy like the condensed milk I've seen back in the UK... Hope the search goes well
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Re: condensed milk from Migro

I have bought the same one before and haven't had too many issues with it when making lolly cake or fudge cake.

I have found though that every time you bake/cook a recipe for the first time in Switzerland you need to expect a variation on the usual result. It seems to take a bit of trial and error with the amount of ingredients needed.

You can order condensed milk from here, BUT it does cost a lot more

www.britshop.ch

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Re: condensed milk from Migro

Thanx Never Eat Yellow Snow (hihi funny name), the one I had was in a blue can..Yours is in a tube? Maybe I should go for the tube. Did you get the milk from the coffee section?
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Re: condensed milk from Migros

That is weird since I have made the same fudge according to my recipe with the condensed milk from Migros
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Re: condensed milk from Migro

Do you need sweetened condensed milk or just condensed milk.
Sweetened condensed milk is the viscous (gloopy) variety, the other condensed milk is thin as you described.
I suspect you were needing the sweetened condensed milk, which can be bought both in Migros or Coop, either in a tube or a can.
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Re: condensed milk from Migros

I'm not familiar with the actual product you bought, but just wanted to check, given that you bought it in the coffee section: you didn't buy pre-mixed coffee, condensed milk and sugar, did you?

Which brings me to another point: you should be able to buy sweetened (gloopy, thick) and unsweetened (viscosity of pouring cream) condensed milk.

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Re: condensed milk from Migros

I had the same problem before with a different kind of candy but I believe it was my fault as I bought the wrong product (very thin condensed milk to apply in coffee).
In Migros condensed milk for desserts and candies comes either in a tube or in a thin (they seem not to have it all the time - do not know why):

http://www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do;...OP_SUPERMARKET

Good luck!

P.S: Sorry about the link it takes you nowhere. Here is the picture from Le Shop:

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Re: condensed milk from Migros

would confirm that in migros both thin and thick types are called the same name and in similar packaging, as readysteadgo said.
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Re: condensed milk from Migros

Many thanx, that's it. I bought the unsweetened as I didn't read the label carefully.
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Many thanx, that's it. I bought the unsweetened as I didn't read the label carefully.
Such an easy mistake to make, I did the same, as I was only ever familiar with the 'gloopy' kind. I didn't know there was any other sort.
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Thanx Never Eat Yellow Snow (hihi funny name), the one I had was in a blue can..Yours is in a tube? Maybe I should go for the tube. Did you get the milk from the coffee section?
I cannot help on condensed milk. But you have to be aware that you are customers of two different Genossenschaften, the Migros Zürich and the Migros Waadt. I recently tried to purchase something for a colleague at Migros here in Zürich until one M employee told me that Migros Zürich had dropped the product but that Migros Aargau (for example Spreitenbach) still had the full assortment ! So that the same or almost same product is in a different packaging in one Genossenschaft than in another Genossenschaft. Where to put things in case of Migros is up to the Filial-Leiter and is not necessarily the same in another outlet.
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Sweetened Condensed Milk?

Has anyone found canned sweetened condensed milk? It's not something I normally use, but I found this recipe and have been dying to try it.

It's time to make Easter candy- yay!

Coconut Brigadeiros


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Re: Sweetened Condensed Milk?

Sorry- I just found this thread. I've answered my own question. If anyone else is looking:

Migros Milk Thread

condensed milk from Migros

Does anyone else make candy?
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Re: Sweetened Condensed Milk?

Clever girl

I like to make fudge. But I also like the canned milk on toast.
I have been told by various sources that this is not normal practice, and that I need my head re-examined..
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Re: Sweetened Condensed Milk?

I haven't tried that, but now I will. It sounds really tasty, especially with a light sprinkling of crunchy sea salt.

I find it ridiculously good, I will need to get an extra can for that. (I always have to stop myself from just eating it with a spoon.

My favorite thing to do with sweetened condensed milk is turn it into dulce de leche. To do it, you just submerge a can in simmering water for a few hours (3 ish). Then let it cool completely. When you later open the can it is full of beautiful milk caramel. I thin it with a few tablespoons of hot water, add a squirt of lime juice and a pinch of salt.

It makes a great dip for fruit, or caramel sauce for really any purpose. Because it is shelf stable in the unopened cans, you can make a few cans at once. It is very important that you keep the cans completely covered with the water or they will explode. Also, wait until it's completely cool or it will also probably explode when you open it.

Although, I do prefer my cooking with a risk of explosion. It keeps things spicy.
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Re: Sweetened Condensed Milk?

We add condensed milk into coffee. That's the best taste of cafe I've had
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_iced_coffee
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Re: condensed milk from Migros

The Migros in Höngg had both the tinned and the tube! I made a super simple coconut panna cotta and I'm going to try the brigadeiros later today. The panna cotta is still setting up, but I will post a recipe and some pictures tomorrow.

gnartyuh- I adore Vietnamese coffee. Did you buy the coffee filters here in Switzerland? They look lovely. Mmmm. I know what I'm making tonight!
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Re: condensed milk from Migros

Hi Everyone,

I am attempting to make Banoffee pie for someone birthday. Trouble is that I need sweetened condensed milk, obviously this will be a struggle to find in Switzerland but doesn't appear to be a lost cause.

My issue is that the recipe calls for the tin of condensed milk to sit in warm water for 2.5 hours. Will this still work with the tubes?

Obviously this is #swissproblems but curious if anyone has tried it.

Thanks,
Maria

[Recipe here] http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/201...l#.T1dTxPHxokR

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Re: condensed milk from Migros

I would go with the cans. You can find them as well as the tubes in (many, not all) Migros or Coop branches. Often the tubes are at eye level and the cans on a higher or lower shelf.

The label has a picture of a teacup: a red teacup with white polka dots indicates sweetened and blue with white polka dots is unsweetened. Check the words too just to be sure though: "gezückert" = sweetened, "ungezückert" = unsweetened.
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