Nacho cheese is the lineman of your game day snack spread. It might not get all the attention or the glory, but you can’t have a strong team without it. It’s the perfect backup to everything from soft pretzels to tortilla chips. To strengthen your whole tray of treats with this irresistibly gooey dip, you need one key ingredient: evaporated milk.
Now, don’t get that confused with its sugar-laden cousin, condensed milk. Cheese and a can of condensed milk won’t meld well. Trust us.
Evaporated milk, on the other hand, gives the same creaminess that condensed milk lends desserts--like caramel sauce--without the sugar. It will transform your gloppy cheese sauce into a rich and silky dream come true. You’ll need to add a bit of cornstarch to stabilize the sauce, according to Serious Eats, but the crave-worthy texture is well worth the additional ingredient.
And, yes, you absolutely can and should use this sauce for your macaroni and cheese, too.