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Questions about evaporated milk

Carb Lover | Jul 23, 200503:46 PM

Lately I've been wondering more about evaporated milk since I've noticed hounds using it in ice cream and other dishes. Also saw Alton Brown use it to poach catfish and a sidebar saying that it could be whipped up like whipping cream. Probably not as good as the real deal, but an interesting use I'd never considered before.

I rarely buy evaporated milk. The only time I've really used it is for my favorite recipe for flan which comes out very creamy and delicious. From googling, it sounds like evaporated milk is basicially whole milk that is homogenized and has had some water content evaporated to give it more body.

Questions to you hounds:

1. What do you use evaporated milk for?

2. Are there any downsides in terms of flavor, texture, or health issues?

3. What is your preferred brand? I most often see PET and Carnation.

4. Any other relevant info? I really don't know much about this product.

Thanks for your input!

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