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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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.
Love the Carnation Almond Milk!
This is amazing in sauces like alfredo! Want to try it in pumpkin pie!
This Almond Milk Changes Everything!
Cooking for my dairy free husband has always been a challenge. There are certain dishes that I just hadn’t been able to adjust to dairy free. I had just about given up on many creamy dishes until I found Carnation Almond Cooking Milk. This has a thick, smooth texture that reminds me of heavy cream, I substitute it for cream and have gotten good results.