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Seabird

Carnation milk

I'd quite forgotten how versatile evaporated milk can be and haven't bought any for years - (only the sweetened condensed milk for millionaire shortbread).

Then last week I came across Carnation 'Cook with it'  in a carton. Described as 'savoury cooking creme' and 'half fat', at 29p I thought I'd give it a go.

It looks and tastes just like normal evaporated milk, but so far, having added it to a chicken curry and made some delicious parsley sauce I've enough left in the carton to make a quiche.

Looks like I'll be adding it to my shopping list again. Clever marketing eh!
kaz

Sounds good - I suppose that it has a long best before date until it's opened - then how soon do you need to use it up?
Seabird

kaz wrote:
Sounds good - I suppose that it has a long best before date until it's opened - then how soon do you need to use it up?


5 days
brummie nick

Rice pudding made with evaporated milk is delicious.    
escape

We use the cook for it as a replacement to coconut milk (as the OH has an intolerance to coconut).
Does not taste quite the same in a thai curry, but does produce the same sort of texture.
Seabird

I think this 'Cook with it' is a half fat version of the traditional product.

It says on the carton it's not suitable for babies, whereas Carnation milk used to be used to bottle feed babies, even in some hospitals!

Mmmmm I'd forgotten the rice puddings.....

I used to whisk up the full fat version till it was thick and add it to jelly - cheat's mousse!!

Funny how you forget things you've cooked when your lifestyle changes.
ClaireK

Seabird wrote:

I used to whisk up the full fat version till it was thick and add it to jelly - cheat's mousse!!



My mum used to do that, i had forgotten how good it was

Claire
WhatCameFirst

My Mum, and I have to admit I've done it a few times, used to make a "mousse" by whipping up a chilled tin of evaporated milk, and whisking it into a cooled packet jelly then chilling it.  It's not bad for nursery food!

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