Anyone else feel nostalgic when they see this:
That stuff takes me back. Unfortunately, it’s not just milk. It also has dipotassium phosphate and carrageenan in it. It’s not like those things’ll kill you with limited consumption, but they’re not known for being good for you, and why take the risk, when you can just make your own at home? And there are a lot of reports that carrageenan can have negative effects on people. HERE is a great unbiased article on whether carrageenan is good or bad.
Evaporated milk is basically just milk, with some of the water content removed by evaporation. Many holiday recipes call for evaporated milk, but if you’re dairy-free, you may have thought you just didn’t have an option! Not true, friends, not true! And if you’re looking for a dairy-free condensed milk alternative, you can get that HERE!
For this recipe, you can use your favorite dairy-free milk. I chose unsweetened almond milk. The plus side to using a dairy-free milk, is that it’s less likely to scald during the process. Just keep an eye on it, and whisk periodically to keep it from burning on the bottom. =)