Product Type: Nestle Baking & Ingredients
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Carnation Condensed Milk
Nestle Carnation Condensed Milk
Member Name: k2705
Nestle Carnation Condensed Milk
Advantages: A useful cooking ingrediant
Disadvantages: Its high in calories and sugar
One item I always have in my cupboard is a tin of condensed milk, we rarely eat it as it is I mostly use it an ingredient for cooking. The brand I usually buy is Carnation, this is mainly because I can never actually see an own brand in my local Tesco.
Carnation Condensed milk is sold in a tin or a plastic bottle, I usually buy the tin as it works out slightly cheaper, £1.00 for a 397g tin.
The front of the tin has the Nestle logo along with Carnation Condensed Milk, it also says "cook with". There is a picture of a plate of fudge (the recipe for this is on the back of the tin) along with the GDA's which are given per 50g.
The back of the tin gives all the nutritional information in more detail for those brave enough to look, being very sweet its high in calories and sugar. The back of the tin also gives the ingredients and informs the customer that this product is not suitable for babies under 12months. All of this information is printed directly onto the tin and is quite hard to read.
On opening the tin the condensed milk has quite a thick poring consistency and is an off white colour, it has a lovely sweet smell. Condensed milk is incredibly sweet and has quite an unusual taste, its not milky or creamy in fact I find it hard to describe other than sweet!
As I mentioned we don't often use the condensed milk as it is although we have on occasion had it poured over fruit as a change from cream or ice cream. Condensed milk is one of my main ingredients for key lime pie, just add it to whipped cream with lime zest and juice and leave it to set in the fridge. This makes a really delicious dessert, the sharpness of the lime knocks back the intense sweetness from the condensed milk.
Carnation condensed milk also makes a great camel for banoffee pie, just heat it a sauce pan with butter and brown sugar and you get a gorgeous creamy caramel which can be poured over a hot pudding or left to set for a firmer caramel.
However you use it condensed milk is an excellent item to have in the cupboard. It has a long shelf life and is very versatile. In my opinion its worth the money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
For recipes with carnation condensed milk go to www.carnation.co.uk.
Summary: A versatile product
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