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    Why does it taste so badly?

    Hi all,
    OK, if Carnation and Pet's Evaporated Milk is nothing more then about 50% less water then normal milk then why does it taste so horrible when I add the 50% water back into it again???

    I just opened a can to make baked dough nuts but only used a 1/2 cup, so I added ice water to the remaining 8 ozs for drinking purposes and it almost gagged me. Why does it taste so badly? I now have 16 ozs of nasty tasting canned milk.
    I will, of course, do some more baking rather then throwing it away.
    It's great for cooking but not for drinking.
    Why?
    Rick

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    Your evaporated milk has been cooked. So adding the water just brings out the cooked flavour more. You don't notice it as much with the original product. Kinda reverse logic.

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    I would make instant pudding with your watered down milk. Next time use it in your mashed potatoes or add it to a can of soup even tomato soup. Or bake like you said.

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    Hi Aunty,
    I try not to buy anything that comes in a box. The ingredients scare me, especially if I can't pronounce most of the words.
    I use corn starch and make my own puddings from scratch.
    http://allricksstuff.com/RicksRecipe...Vanilla_Puddin
    Thanks for the suggestions, though.
    :-)
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    I keep evaporated milk in the pantry for my bread pudding recipe, it gives the dish a nice rich flavor.

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    I use it in my Mac n Cheese recipe. It's got such a better taste to it.
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