Quick & Creamy Meals

Quick & Creamy Meals
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Carnation Evaporated Milk is your secret ingredient for making quick meals richer and creamier and more like homemade.

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Ingredients:

  • NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, amount per package directions

Directions:

SUBSTITUTE Carnation Evaporated Milk in place of the regular milk called for on the can or box of your quick meals like instant pudding mix, dry macaroni and cheese, instant mashed potato flakes and condensed soup.

It's the easy way to add your personal touch!

NOTE: For quick and creamy meals with less fat, use Carnation Evaporated Lowfat Milk or Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk


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Creamy Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Elizabeth Halfman from DAVENPORT, IA

I love adding a can of Carnations Milk to my chicken vegetable soup. It adds extra richness and flavor.

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    Quick & Creamy Meals

    Glenda Watts from TACOMA, WA

    I also have used this milk for many years. Found its most appealing while camping or R.V.ing. Always available for every meal. I do love S.O.S. not only for breakfast, but any meal. For the meat it can be ground beef or pork. I have also used cooked chopped sauage. Add the milk plus a little water and butter. Thicken with either flour or corn starch. Season as you like, I like season salt and garlic powder.

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    Creamy Chicken Vegetable Soup

    Elizabeth Halfman from DAVENPORT, IA

    I love adding a can of Carnations Milk to my chicken vegetable soup. It adds extra richness and flavor.

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    Always on hand

    Rita Wieland from HAMPTON, GA

    Since my husband and I don't drink milk, I always have cans of Carnation evaporated milk in the cupboard. I mix it with half-n-half or heavy cream for wonderful cream soups and creamy puddings.

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    A Mainstay

    Rachel Oiver from MOULTON, AL

    I have always used Carnation in my cooking and baking. I remember when I was little if a recipe didn't call for a whole can of milk, my mother would always let us have the rest. Sometimes with a little sugar and vanilla extract. We always called it "sweet milk". I can taste it now, and occasionally I give my children the same and I always sneak a drink!

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    quick & creamy meals

    Jennifer Shierling from WATERTOWN, NY

    This never fails. I use this can milk ( Carnation) every time. My whole family loves this.

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    5 Generations of richiness and creaminess Home Coo

    Christine Coleman from Palm desert, CA

    Carnation Evaporated Milk has been used in our family for 5 generations of cooking. I remember as a child my Great Granny, Grandma and Mom, using Carnation Evaporated Milk in their baking and cooking. My daughter and I Use Carnation milk in our cooking and baking for richiness and creaminess, in substitute of milk in all our recipes. May our future Family Generations keep this Tradition of Great Cooking with Carnation Evaporated Milk. Thank you Carnation!

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    canned milk

    melody McGuire from corpus christi, TX

    I use canned milk (carnation) in every recipe that i want richer and creamier.

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    Quick & Creamy Meals

    'Iwalani Piena from Honolulu, HI

    I use Carnation evaporated milk in all my recipes that call for milk. I just love the texture, creaminess, and the richness that the evaporated milk gives the dishes. My family loves it too!

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    Carnation Milk

    katheline schmitt from Vail, AZ

    The smell alone is like being little again. My mother, grandmother, and great aunt always used it in everything they cooked. If I was lucky when they were cooking they would pour a small amount in a juice glass for me to drink. It always made me feel so special.

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    Quick and creamy meals

    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    Carnation canned milk was alway in my mothers and grandmothers cupboard, Handy for all the creamy delicious dishes they prepared. Gravies, pudding and cakes.

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    CARNATION MILK AND POTATO SOUP

    JANICE MCCARTNEY from SOLON, OH

    I ALWAYS USE CARNATION MILK IN MY POTATO SOUP AND EVERYONE REALLY ENJOYS THE TASTE... WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, WE USED CARNATION MILK FOR GRAVY AND ALMOST EVERYTHING COOKABLE.. ALSO WE PUT THE CARNATION MILK OVER OUR COOKED OATMEAL AND BOY WAS IT EVER DELICIOUS.. I STILL MAKE ME A BOWL QUITE OFTEN AND SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE TASTE...AND THE MEMORIES...

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    Great idea

    Ruth Salyers from NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH

    I never tried this before coming to this web site. My family enjoys the dishes so much more now, and don't even know why. I hear what a great cook I am, and thats all I need to hear to convince me.

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    To good to be true

    Carol Chaltron from MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

    Sence finding this site I have started using evaporated milk more and more. I have enjoyed my puddings and Mac & Cheese more oh ya my mashed potatoes are really better. Thank you soooooo much.

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    Carnation milk is the greatest

    Donna Butler from CONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, NF

    My title say it all, I use Carnation Evaporated for all recipes that call for milk and I always get good results.

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    canned milk

    Janet Theis from MOUNT AIRY, MD

    I too use Carnation Evaporated Milk in all my cooking. It makes everything taste creamier and better.

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    quick and creamy meals

    BETH SMART from LOWELL, MI

    I love using it in my tomato soup, with winter comming it makes the soup taste that much better with my grilled cheese sandwiches.

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    No Mashed Potatoes

    BRENDA FRITZ from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

    I cook a full-blown turkey dinner at least 4 times a year, which I did last Saturday. After removing the finished turkey from the oven, I went to mash the potatoes. To my horror, I had no evaporated milk on hand. So dinner was delayed as I had to make a quick run to the store. I had plenty of milk on hand but I like getting the raves from the family on how wonderful my mashed potatoes are. I will now make it a point to pick up a couple of cans every week at the grocery store, whether or not I need them. I am glad this site also pointed out the other ways to use the milk, i.e. puddings, mac & cheese, etc. I will start using evaporated milk for these also. Thank you.

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    Excellent substitution

    B B from

    I have used evaporated milk in puddings, soups, milkshakes - it gives a wonderful taste and texture to food. I have always used the fat free variety wherever possible and used sugar substitute for healthy recipes

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    Cooking with Carnation Milk

    Brenda Harris from Bullhead City, AZ

    When I was growing up everything that we cooked was homemade. Nothing was instant. We cooked alot with carnation milk and with that I though we were rich. It's the best milk to use in anthing that you add milk too. At breakfast when we had biscuits and gravey and with the carnation milk in it - it was just like being in heaven. Nothing beats or can even come close to carnation milk at least not in my book.

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    Carnation Evaporated Milk

    Cynthia Downs from Burlington, IA

    I have been cooking and baking since I was a young girl. I have used Carnation milk in place of regular milk for years and I will never go back. There is a big difference in taste and texture when you use Carnation milk. That is one item you will always find in my pantry.

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    appreciation

    BEVEANNE WILLIAMS from ,

    thanks for the ingenious way to help get calcium down my milk resistant child's throat, the thought put into this shows in every mouthful.

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    Why use Regualr Milk Again

    SHEILA HEATON from Salt Lake City, UT

    Everything taste so mush better with evaporated milk!

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    For the best taste in custards and puddings!

    Judy Young from Santa Barbara, CA

    I use Carnation evap. milk in all my custard and pudding recipes. It gives it such a rich taste that regular milk cannot give. It's a favorite in coffee too.

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    Quick and creamy

    kara bowman from west des moines, IA

    It is so easy to use!!You just poor it into the thing your making and it is very easy!!

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    Quick & Creamy Meals

    Deborah Aungst from East Freedom, PA

    I have been Chief cook and bottle washer around here for 35 yrs. I almost always substitute Carnation Evaporated Milk in any recipe that calls for milk and even for some of the water that recipes call for. And I whole heartedly agree it improves anything you use it in. It addsa creamy, smooth and richer tastes. I would never even consider anything else in my mashed potatoes or soups. If they removed it from the shelf my baking would nose dive !!! And boy do I bake up a storm.

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    Carnation milk

    lucinda keener from parkersburg, WV

    When I make my potato soup I always use carnation evaporated milk. It makes my soup taste extra creamy.

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    Mashed Potatos with Evaporated Milk

    Mara ONeill from Pittsburgh, PA

    In a taste test with my family I prepared half the mashed potatoes with low fat milk and half with low fat evaporated milk. Everyone preferred the evaporated milk. The consistency was thicker (which they preferred) and definitely more flavorful. Less butter could be used when using evaporated milk.

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    Carnation Evaporated Milk

    Francine Miles from Philadelphia, PA

    When my mother and i make Sweet Potatoe Pies and Sweet Potatoe Cheese Cakes. Carnation Evaporated Milk is the only milk we ever use. It gives the sweet potatoe mixture just the right texture, and taste.

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    Carnation in pies

    Susanne Mora from Ingleside, IL

    I've always used Carnation canned milk in my pies for a rich flavor and creamy texture. We always have a few cans in the cupboard for those spontaneous baking experiences and cravings.

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    Carnation in smoothies

    sherrie bowman from chester, VA

    I use carnation evaporated milk with yogurt and fresh fruit for smoothies to get extra calcium and vitamins, and it is a delicious snack.

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    Great Idea

    Debra Pollock from San Antonio, TX

    I love to experiment with my recipes. I use the evaporated milk in pies, yummy!and I remember my mother using the Carnation milk in our mashed potatoes. I never thought to use it in other recipes in place of regular milk. What a great idea! I will use it next time in my pudding.

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    Carnation milk

    Debra O'Murtagh from calgary, AB

    My mom always had many cans on hand for cooking and baking. My dad always used this instead of regular milk in his coffee. A great product.

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    Evaporated milk

    NANCY MENDES from MISSISSAUGA, ON

    I use it as creamer for tea, and it tastes fabulous. I also use in soups and desserts.

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    CARNATION EVAPORTATED MILK

    RANA KANE from WILMINGTON, NC

    MY MOTHER ALWAYS USED IT IN HER MASHED POTATOES AND CREAM SOUPS. IT IS GREAT IN HOMEMADE CORN CHOWDER.

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    Canned milk

    sheila slater from carlisle, pa

    I use can milk in all my baking. My grandmother taught me to do this. Everything is so much tastier.

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    Baked Custard

    Karen Lane from Fairport, NY

    I've been cooking for 20 years, and I could never make an egg custard that was rich and creamy until I found the recipe on the Carnation website. I added another 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, and it was exactly what I have been looking for all of these years. No more experimenting for me -- this is the only recipe I'll use now! Also, evaporated milk is also the way to a rich and creamy rice pudding!

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    Carnation Evaporated Milk

    Julie Apodca from Maxton, NC

    I love always use Carnations Evaporated Milk on my mashed potatoes. They come out much creamier than regular milk and give them a more country kind of taste.

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    Carnation Milk

    Maureen McIvor from Welland, ON

    I have always used carnation milk in ALL my baking and cooking. I am asked all the time how I got the cake so rich, the soups so creamy, the gravies so tasty and so on. It is also a lot less expensive than real cream

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    Macaroni and Cheese

    Jean Glover from Columbia, TN

    I use carnation milk in my macaroni and cheese all the time. It is so very good and creamy. I also use it in my alfredo sauces, brocoli, and chicken and brocoli dry package mixes. It makes the sauce taste better and add a more creamier texture to it. I love using carnation milk. I don't know what I would do without it now that my daughter has introduce me to it.

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    Carnation evaporated Milk

    Linda Gaffney from Marion, OH

    I use this all the time. My Mother put carnation in her mashed potatoes and I have done the same. I make potato soup,macaroni and cheese. My mother use it in her coffee. Anything that calls for milk I substitute with carnation evaporated milk It gives everything a rich and creamy texture.

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    Quick & Creamy Meals

    Barbara Leaf from Arlington, VA

    Good replacement for cream for any recipe, especially coffee. Thank you.

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    Instant Pudding Makeover

    Sally Hastings from Salisbury, MD

    Hi All I have tried the pudding with the evaporated milk in it and it was very good! You always say rich, creamy and smooth. Well I am here to say for once that is true. We are a big last minute idea family and this worked so well for us.The texture of the pudding was a nice makeover from the original ways of making. Thanks, get us some more ideas will ya?

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    Carnation Evaporated Milk

    brenda brooks from greenbelt, MD

    I used carnation evaported milk in all my recipe that call for regular milk. It make my pudding richer and creamy, and I just love it in my pancake. when I want a creamy gravy I just used carnation evaported milk. last; it makes the best ice cream base.

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    Yummy Oatmeal

    Gayna Allmon from Nineveh, IN

    When making oat meal, I use evaporated milk.My Grandchildren love it.

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    Kick off to a wonderful day

    Denise Reavis from Evansville, IN

    We use Carnation in our coffee in place of milk or creamer. It makes the coffee rich and creamy. Yum -- think I'll go fix a cup now!

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    Creamy Hot Cocoa

    Laura Y. from Marion,

    When I was growing up my parents made hot cocoa from scratch, and Carnation Evaporated Milk was a prime ingredient. I don't always have the time or energy to make that reciepe, so I substitute Carnation Evaporated Milk for some of the water when making instant cocoa. I get a quick cup of cocoa with the creamy taste of my childhood.

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    Carnation milk on pies

    Alice L. McDonnell from Medford, MA

    When making my pies, I use Carnation Milk on the top crust and sprinkle with sugar. Makes a great crispy crust.

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    Pumpkin Pie

    Marsha Pettinato from Richboro, PA

    Our family has always used Carnation Evaporated Milk in our pumpkin pie. I used the fat free and it was just as good!

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    Wonderful Old-Fashioned Country Gravy

    Linda Mikulski from Warren, MI

    I, as my mother and grandmother before me, always use Carnation Evaporated Milk in our country-style gravy. It's smooth, rich and a perfect accompaniment for any breakfast meat, biscuits and eggs.

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    HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

    Deb Homolka from Grand Island, NE

    When I make 4 quarts homemade ice cream I substute 1 can Carnation Evaporated milk for the same amount of milk. Makes it richer, creamier and so much better tasting!! Eveyone loves it!

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    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Quick & Creamy Meals

    Ingredients

    • NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, amount per package directions

     

    Directions

    SUBSTITUTE Carnation Evaporated Milk in place of the regular milk called for on the can or box of your quick meals like instant pudding mix, dry macaroni and cheese, instant mashed potato flakes and condensed soup.

    It's the easy way to add your personal touch!

    NOTE: For quick and creamy meals with less fat, use Carnation Evaporated Lowfat Milk or Carnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk

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