This candy is popular throughout LatinAmerica and has many variations. In Guatemala it’s known as ‘LittleMilk Legs’. Although it requires some time and patience to make,the results are well worth it!
Recipe: Carnation Milk Candy
1 (12-ounce) can NESTL ® CARNATION®Evaporated Milk 1/2 cup water 2 cups granulated sugar 1 small cinnamon stick
Combine evaporated milk, water, sugarand cinnamon stick in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to aboil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with wooden spoon,until a temperature of 240°F. is reached. (This will takeapproximately 45 to 65 minutes.) Adjust heat as needed to avoidboilover. Remove from heat once temperature is reached.
Remove cinnamon stick. Stir vigorouslyperiodically (it will lighten in color slightly) until mixturecools, thickens some more and can be handled. To speed the coolingprocess, hot mixture can be carefully divided into two bowlsand stirred.
Line baking sheet with wax paper. Usepastry bag with wide tip to form 2 to 3-inch long candies (legs).If pastry bag is not available, pieces of candy can be rolledwith hands, dusted lightly with flour to prevent sticking. Allowto dry at room temperature. Store in tightly covered container.
Makes approximately 24 to 30 candies.
Estimated Times: Preparation – 5 min |Cooking – 1 hr | Cooling Time – 1 hr cooling |
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