November is here, and so are the sales on many holiday baking items. In the King Soopers Buy 10 Save $5 Mega Event, you can potentially get Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 oz can) for free after coupon!
Believe it or not, there are lots of ways to use evaporated milk other than just for pumpkin pie. Here are some ideas for using evaporated milk:
Speaking of pumpkin pie, here’s the famous Libby’s Pumpkin Pie recipe you’ll find on Libby’s canned pumpkin labels. It calls for a whole can of evaporated milk!
This Sweet Potato Pie is a nice alternative to pumpkin pie, and it also uses evaporated milk. (Several reviewers mentioned that it might need a longer cooking time than what’s stated in the recipe, so be sure to check the pie before assuming it’s done!)
Here’s another fabulous dessert recipe, Tres Leches Cake, from The Pioneer Woman. Tres leches cake is a traditional Spanish dessert that uses three types of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream. It’s dense and moist, even custard-like, not like the cake many of us are used to.
The official Carnation website has a long list of recipes and this one looks delicious — Chocolate French Toast. If you need a special make-ahead breakfast, this can be put together the night before, refrigerated, then baked the following morning.
Evaporated milk isn’t just for sweet dishes — this highly-rated BBQ Glazed Oven Meatballs recipe calls for evaporated milk.
Here’s a great bread recipe that uses a can of evaporated milk: Honey Wheat Bread. I’ve tried this recipe and love it; I think the milk adds flavor and depth that many bread recipes don’t have.
Evaporated milk can also be used in place of milk or cream in dishes such as mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, or creamy pastas and soups. Or, try it in coffee for a rich treat!
Do you have an idea for how to use evaporated milk? Please share in the comments!
Be sure to check out the What To Make With What’s On Sale archives for more meal-planning ideas!