To measure Magnolia® , remove the entire lid and scrape the Magnolia® into a glass measuring cup using a rubber scraper.
Transfer any remaining Magnolia® into a storage container, cover and refrigerate. It will keep for about one week.
Use the remaining milk in recipes, dip for fruit, pour on oatmeal, spread on toast or add it to coffee and tea.
For an easy caramel topping or dip, simply heat Magnolia® using the following directions. For safety reasons, heating the unopened can (an old cooking method) is NOT recommended. Instead use one of the following methods.
OVEN METHOD; Pour 1 can Magnolia® sweetened condensed milk into 9 inch pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil; place in larger shallow pan. Fill larger pan with hot water. Bake at 425º for 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel colored.
STOVETOP METHOD; Pour 1 can Magnolia® sweetened condensed milk into top of double boiler; place over boiling water. Over low heat, simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel colored. Beat until smooth.
MICROWAVE METHOD; Pour 1 can Magnolia® sweetened condensed milk into 2-quart glass measuring cup. Cook on 50% power (medium) 4 minutes, stirring briskly every 2 minutes until smooth. Cook on 30% power (medium-low) 20 to 26 minutes or until very thick and caramel-colored, stirring briskly every 4 minutes during the first 16 minutes and every 2 minutes the last 4 to 10 minutes.
CAUTION: NEVER HEAT UNOPENED CAN.
Chocolate melts smoothly with Magnolia®. For a velvety texture, be sure to use a medium to heavy saucepan and low heat. As the chocolate heats, stir the mixture constantly until it is smooth. If the heat is too high, the chocolate may form tiny clumps. When heated with chocolate, Magnolia® quickly thickens to a velvety smooth consistency for candies and sauces that are never grainy or long-cooking. There's no need for constant stirring or a candy thermometer.
Store unopened cans of Magnolia® in a cool, dry place-not near the stove top. Because it is a natural product, Magnolia® may vary in color and consistency from can to can. It will become thicker and more caramel-colored when kept on the shelf for a long time. These changes won't affect its quality, however. (When used in recipes with peanut butter, butterscotch, or chocolate-the rich caramel flavor and color will blend with these ingredients.)