Can You Use Evaporated Milk in Place of Condensed Milk in a Fudge Recipe?

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The recipe for Carnation Famous Fudge from Nestle uses a 5-ounce can of Carnation evaporated milk instead of condensed milk. Other ingredients in the recipe include 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 9 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate morsels.

The recipe also requires 2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and walnuts or pecans if desired. To make the fudge, mix the sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in a heavy-duty saucepan. Bring it to a boil while stirring continuously, then remove it from the top of the oven.

Mix in the marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla extract until the marshmallows melt. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch baking pan, then place it in the refrigerator until cool. Cut the fudge into pieces, then serve.