Be a better cook, thanks to evaporated milk (1955)

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iced coffee with evaporated milk

How to be a better cook …and save money, too!

By Mary Blake, Carnation Home Service Director

Ever discover a recipe so different you can hardly wait to tell your friends about it? Today, I have just that kind of recipe for you — a delicious and entirely new dessert I call “Tropical Freeze.”

It’s just as cool and refreshing as ice cream, yet costs only 17¢ a quart. Imagine! And it’s so easy to make with frozen orange juice and whipped Carnation Evaporated Milk. It’s Carnation, the milk that whips, that makes this recipe possible; no other form of milk will do. And it is Carnation’s better blending qualities that make it so smooth and crystal-free. Do try it tonight — and again and again.

Carnation Tropical Freeze

1-2/3 cups (large can) undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 6-oz can frozen orange juice concentrate

Chill Carnation in refrigerator tray until soft crystals form around edges of tray. Whip until stiff (about 1 minute). Add lemon juice and continue whipping until very stiff (about 2 minutes longer). Combine whipped Carnation with sugar and softened frozen orange concentrate. Freeze in 2 small refrigerator trays until firm (1-2 hours).

(Makes 2 quarts)

Kitchen tips
  • Use frozen orange juice cans for chilling cookie dough. Cut open other end and push down for easy slicing!
  • Packaged regular and instant puddings make a quick, easy dessert for hot summer days. And they are especially good when you make them with Carnation. For Carnation’s special blending qualities assure really smooth pudding — just the way pudding should be. So next time it’s “pudding night” in your home, use a mixture of 1 cup Carnation and 1 cup water instead of the milk specified on the package. What a difference it makes!
Iced Coffee Carnation

Hot? Cool off with my favorite — “Iced Coffee Carnation.” All you do is take a cup of cooled coffee, 1/4 cup undiluted Carnation, sugar to taste, a few ice cubes and mix well in hand shaker or electric blender. You’ve never had anything so smooth – thanks to this better-blending milk. No wonder millions prefer Carnation to cream in their coffee, hot or iced — and save money to boot!

And when it’s refreshment time for your youngsters, be sure you have Carnation Malted Milk handy. Even children who resist milk LOVE Carnation malts. So nourishing too – and easy to fix. Get a jar at your grocer’s today.

With fresh garden vegetables so plentiful, now is the time to try them with my “3-Minute Cheese Sauce.” Yes, just 3 minutes when you make it with Carnation. Because of Carnation’s double-richness, there’s no need for flour and shortening. And because this is the better-blending milk, your sauce turns out smooth as can be in just 3 minutes!

ALSO SEE  Caramel surprise chiffon pie recipe (1953)
Carnation 3-minute Cheese Sauce

(Makes about 2 cups)

1 2/3 cups (large can) undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (4 oz) grated process-type American cheese

Simmer Carnation and salt in saucepan over low heat to just below boiling (about 2 minutes). Add cheese; continue heating until cheese melts (about 1 minute longer). Serve over cooked, well-drained fresh vegetables, such as asparagus, green beans or broccoli.


This is the “instant” that’s delicious for drinking!

New Carnation Instant, so different from flaky and powdery brands. Brings true fresh milk flavor concentrated in exclusive Magic Crystals. Bursts into delicious nonfat milk, even in ice-cold water. Valuable, too – all the protein, calcium and B-vitamins of whole milk – at half the cost. Discover Carnation Instant – soon.

Free! Send today for your copy of my 8-page booklet, “One Dish Meals.” New casseroles and other tempting entrees. Write to me, Mary Blake, Carnation Co, Dept BB-65, Los Angeles 26, Calif.

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