Milk is something I always have around for recipes and Oreo-eating, but I don't drink a ton of it on its own, and it can be hard to finish it off before it expires. Luckily, Bon Appetit has a solution to my dairy dilemma: milk jam. Photo by Andrew Magill.
Milk jam, which is basically a kind of sweetened, condensed milk, can be made with stuff you probably already have in your kitchen. For every cup of milk, you'll need a 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and a quarter of a vanilla bean. (I consider the vanilla bean to be optional; just splash a little extract in there.) Bring everything to a light boil, turn down the heat and let it simmer, stirring occasionally, until it turns a rich, golden brown. Let cool, run through a sieve to collect any solids and use it as a sauce for fruit, ice cream or even in your coffee if you wake up in a particularly indulgent mood.
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