7 Handy Cooking Hints Using Canned Milk
Do you have some on hand? Canned milk is a very versatile pantry staple that you'll want to keep around. Here are 7 things canned milk does really well:
1) CRUMB COATING: For a firmer, tastier coating, roll foods in crumbs or flour mixture, shake lightly and then dip into canned milk before rolling in crumbs again.
2) BINDING: Because of its consistency, undiluted canned milk is perfect for binding ingredients for fish patties, meat loaves, hamburgers, etc.
3) CREAMING: Use canned milk straight from the can for soups. It also makes great gravies and sauces.
4) WHIPPED TOPPING: No whipping cream on hand? No problem, if you have canned milk! It will whip to three times its volume. Just pour 1/2 cup chilled canned milk into a chilled bowl, whip until it begins to thicken; add 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and a few drops vanilla extract. Serve at once as a great topping for puddings, fruit pies or other desserts.
5) AS MILK: When a recipe calls for milk, dilute canned milk with an equal quantity of water and use as your recipe directs.
6) CREAMING POTATOES: Use canned milk instead of butter, and beat until potatoes are creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7) CREAMING COFFEE: Canned milk poured straight from the can makes a fine coffee creamer.
Finally, a frugal and tasty dessert I learned to make when I was a young girl in high school home economics class, Frozen Lemon Crunch, has been a favorite of our family ever since. It's surprisingly easy to make and everyone really likes how refreshing this nourishing, sherbet-type dessert is. So if you don't have any on hand, consider getting some canned milk this week and start experimenting with this very versatile pantry staple.
Frozen Lemon Crunch
A refreshing dessert made with canned milk!
Serving size: 6
Calories per serving: 261
1 cup undiluted
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese
1/2 cup finely crushed cornflakes
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons sugar
To make topping, mix cornflakes, butter, and sugar together in bowl. Sprinkle over top of filling. Freeze until firm (approximately 2 hours) and serve cold.
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