Unfortunately, we received official word from Nestle that Carnation Almond Cooking Milk has been discontinued. For a homemade version, try my Almond Milk Creamer Recipe without any added sweetener or flavoring. It works well! If you are looking for rich dairy-free cream alternatives you can buy for cooking, Silk Heavy Cream Alternative, Silk Half & Half, and Ripple Half & Half are still available.
The baking aisle is beginning to boom with dairy alternatives, but Nestle was one of the first on the scene with Carnation Almond Cooking Milk. They launched it as a “substitute for drinking milk in both sweet and savory recipes,” but it’s quite creamy and more versatile than this tagline suggests. Many readers report that it’s the perfect substitute for evaporated milk or light cream, and some even use it regularly in place of heavy cream. It might even be perfect for making dairy-free eggnog.
Carnation Almond Cooking Milk is a Creamy Dairy-Free Sub for Recipes
This dairy substitute comes in one neutral, multi-purpose variety. It’s intended to work well in everything from creamy soups and pot pies to cakes and puddings. This dairy-free cooking milk is also resealable, so you can use it as needed over the week. But be sure to refrigerate it once opened.
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Ingredients: organic almond milk (water, organic almonds), salt, gellan gum, organic carob bean gum, sunflower lecithin. Contains: almonds.*
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoon serving): 20 calories, 1.5g fat, <1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, <1g protein.*
More Facts on Carnation Almond Cooking Milk
Price: $2.50 per 11-ounce package
Availability: Carnation Almond Cooking Milk is sold at major supermarkets across the US, and has also launched in the UK. It’s shelf-stable and often sold in the baking aisle. You can also purchase it online via Amazon.
Certifications: Carnation Almond Cooking Milk is Certified Organic and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Carnation Almond Cooking Milk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Some might consider it paleo-friendly and keto-friendly.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Nestle website at www.verybestbaking.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Sad to see this great product discontinued!!!
I used Carnation Almond Cooking Milk the minute I saw it on the shelves. It’s the best in making sauces and baking. It was used consistently in my diet program. No other could compare. I am so sad that it is no longer available.
I Look Carnation Almond Cooking Milk
Why is this milk discontinued. I need this on my life. I have allergies to milk. It worked very well for me. Where can I buy it.
Excellent milk substitute
This product is a perfect substitute for those who do not want dairy free. I am more than disappointed Nestle discontinued this product.
Carnation Almond Milk
Please bring this AlmondCooking milk back as I’m allergic to milk and this was the answer to getting me back to baking! Now it’s so hard to bake or make my favorite candy or dishes for my family or friends! Or even make some of my dishes I make for my hubby! Please bring it back real soon!
Bring Back the non dairy Almond
Please bring this back its so good
The best cooking milk/heavy cream I’ve ever used!
This non dairy almond cooking milk is liquid gold!!! It 1000x better that any diary cooking milk or heavy creamer I’ve ever used. Since becoming plant based it can be so frustrating trying to find alternatives! This was one of my greatest finds of all
Times! Unfortunately all of the store in my area have discontinued it doesn’t some reason. Wegmans, Giant and Walmart. I’ve been online foe weeks trying to figure out how to purchase it. Even Amazon does not have it available. I’m wondering if the product is being discontinued indefinitely? That would be a huge blow to the non dairy community!!
Response from Go Dairy Free
Sadly, it looks like it might be discontinued. We are looking into it.
Carnation Almond Cooking Milk
So happy with this product. It has allowed me to be able to have many dishes I haven’t been able to have for many years due to a dairy allergy. Please try the pumpkin pie recipe using this product. It is fantastic! I wish more stores carried this product.
Carnation Almond Cooking Milk
This has been a joy for cooking. I used it to make pumpkin pie, and no one could tell the difference. I substitute it for anything that calls for cream or evaporated milk. It does separate if used as a coffee creamer. I used to be able to find it at many stores. Now I only seem to find it at Walmart or Walmart.com. Does anyone know if I can freeze it? I tend to stock up because I fear it being discontinued.
Response from Go Dairy Free
I’m not sure how well it would freeze since it does have ingredients that can separate from freezing. You can try one and see how it works out. They should have a decent shelf-life though.
Use this as a subsitute for everything
Love this product. I also use it as a substitute for anything. I am addicted to this product.
I use it for everything
I use it for everything in recipes that calls for cream, heavy cream, half and half, or milk.