I was given several cans of evaporated milk and powdered milk, but I don't know how to use them in everyday cooking. Any ideas?
Tanna from Claremont, NH
Both powered & evaporated milk can be used in anything you'd use regular fresh milk in. You can also add powered milk to any recipe or to regular milk as a way to get extra calcium & protein. Smoothies made either of these types of milk are very tasty. Just add any fruit or berries & several ice cubes. To sweeten your smoothie add frozen concentrated fruit juice instead of sugar! Another way to sweeten your smoothie is to add extra milk power to it because the milk sugar will sweeten the smoothie. The more powered milk you add, the sweeter the smoothie. I've made tapioca pudding with hardly any sugar because I've added extra milk power to sweeten it. It's not only sweet & tasty, but because of the extra milk power, the pudding has extra calcium too!
---> My mother-in-law was a very thrift sort & made a less expensive but tasty milk for her large family by making up 2 quarts of powered milk & mixing this with 2 quarts of whole milk then poring these together into a gallon milk jug. These 2 types of milk mixed together would make 2% milk... The trick is to make sure you mix the powered milk up very well so there's no pieces of power or lumps left. It's best to make up the powered milk first in the gallon jug so you can shake it first before adding the whole milk. When served ice cold from the fridge you can't tell the difference between this & store bought 2%.
*You can't beat having powered & canned evaporated milk around for emergencies when the power goes out!
Evaporated milk or canned milk can definitely be used in place of coffee creamer. The flavor will be different. Canned milk is higher than regular milk in fat and sugar so you could also use milk instead.
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