61 Clever Things to Make with a Tin of Carnation® Milk

We’ve all got a tin of condensed milk, evaporated milk, caramel or chocolate filling and topping in our cupboards. Did you know that they can take the stress out of baking and cooking whatever the meal occasion? From classic Chocolate Fudge Cake, to Quick Banoffee Pie, Easy Chocolate Tart and Sozzled Fruit Ice Cream, our collection of clever recipes is guaranteed to bring out the baker in you.

If savoury cooking is your thing, try our savoury recipes which will inspire you to rustle up simple dinners like Butternut Squash, Bacon and Pine Nut Pasta, Toad In The Hole, Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup and a really tasty Fennel Gratin to serve with Sunday lunch.

The entire Carnation® range is made using fresh cow’s milk and is so versatile, from condensed milk, to caramel and evaporated milk. Whether it's hot puds, cold desserts, baking, sweet or savoury, Carnation® has the solution for you.

5 Tips for Using Carnation®

1. Use Condensed Milk in Cheesecakes

Carnation® cheesecakes are a softer set as they use citrus juices to thicken Carnation® Condensed Milk. This means vegetarians can avoid using gelatine. Make sure you use large lemons and give the cheesecake the full setting time or longer.

2. Use Condensed Milk for Fudge

The beating stage of your Ultimate Fudge is very important! Beat it with a spoon or spatula until it starts to go grainy and very thick. If your arm gets tired, get some hired muscle! Or tip the mixture into a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer. Make sure you soak the beaters in boiling water afterwards. If you don’t have a sugar thermometer and need to know if your Ultimate Fudge is at the ‘soft ball stage’, try this trick instead. Drop a spoonful of mixture into a bowl of ice cold water. Leave it for a moment and scoop it out. If it’s ready, you’ll be able to mould it into a soft ball.

3. Use Carnation® in Savoury Meals

As Carnation® is a milk product, take care when adding it to ingredients with high acidity levels such as tomato and lemon. They could cause the dish to curdle. Also, when cooking with dairy it is important to stir regularly to avoid the milk proteins catching and burning on the bottom of the pan.

4. Make Potato Salad with Evaporated Milk

Evaporated milk is a delicious egg-free base for potato salad. Just whisk a tin of it with the juice of 3-4 large lemons and watch it magically thicken. Add wholegrain mustard, chopped chives, salt and black pepper before mixing in cooked and cooled baby new potatoes.

5. Try it in Hot Drinks

Evaporated Milk gives coffee and tea a creamy taste, with half the fat of single cream*. Or, for a sweet treat, why not add Condensed Milk to coffee, tea, or hot chocolate like they do in Asia.


Carnation® is a Registered Trademark of Société des Produits Nestlé S.A

*Carnation® Evaporated Milk contains 52% less fat than single cream.

Clever little ways to use Carnation for easier baking and simple weeknight dinners.