Question: How does sweetened condensed milk change when submerged into hot water for an extended period of time?
Hypothesis: I percieve that the mixture will change molecularly (ok not so much) into a new and amazing substance called Caramel!
Procedure: 1. Peel label off of a can of sweetened condensed milk. 2. Place can of sweetened condensed milk into Crock Pot. 3. Pour water over over can until submerged. 4. Turn Crock-pot on to low setting. 4. Cook 8 hours. 5. Remove can from Crock-pot, place into fridge for at least 2 hours. 6. Open can be amazed!
I was unsure how this experiment would go....But in the true essence of Science....one must still try! It was exciting as I peeled off the paper of the sweetened condensed milk and plopped it (yes that is a science term...) into my crock-pot full of water. Set the baby to low and 8 hours later.....put the can with a bit of rust on it....(hmmmm) into the fridge to cool.
The next day.....my husband and I with bated anticipation opened the can and BEHOLD what did I see inside the can? CARAMEL or in fancy terms....Dulce De Leche. I gingerly put my finger into the can and taste tested.....yep it tasted caramelly! Wahoo!!!! My science experiment complete.
Conclusion: The sweetened condensed milk when cooked in this manner produced a delicious topping for a plethera of desserts....We tried it with homemade ice-cream!