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10 1/2 Gallon Cream Can Supper Can

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This a beautiful PURE STAINLESS STEEL cream can. Please see our picture below. This DOES NOT contain food or a propane burner! It is a method of cooking the food with the recipe provided. If you can find a cream can this good anywhere for less, buy it! We don't think you will. Many times even old cans at farm auctions go for much more than what this can costs.

Now if you are not from Nebraska, you may be asking yourself what the heck is a cream can supper? Well, quite simply it is a fast and easy way to feed a passel of folks a delicious (and nutritious) meal in nothin’ flat. We’ll get to that in a minute but first you need to know how this came to be in these parts.

From 1870-1885 Ogallala was the destination of countless cowboys driving cattle north from Texas to the railhead. And ever since then, this has been cattle country. Well with cattle, you gotta do some branding. And a very popular way of feeding a bunch of hungry cowboys was with a cream can meal. If you don’t think this is still done to this day, well…you haven’t been to cattle country.

Cream can suppers are perfect for back yard get-togethers, tailgate parties, wedding rehearsal dinners…actually any time you want to feed lots of folks. This size can will feed about 35 - 40 hungry people in about an hour and a half after ya start cookin’. We have a 5 1/2 gallon can that will feed 15 -20, and and we have two smaller cans as well. We’ll tell ya more about the cans after we tell you about the delicious stuff that comes out of em!

You’ll get a basic recipe of course, but part of the fun of a cream can supper is in the experimenting. Here’s a sample of what’s in the ones we do starting from the bottom up.

Rocks..well, thats what a lot of people used to use and you still can. Cleaned and sterilized of course. It keeps the food out of the liquid… we are steaming not boiling! Now a modern alternative to rocks is the rings off of canning jars.

Corn on the cob (or roastin’ ears if you call em that)
Sweet Potatoes
Bell peppers (green, red and yellow)
Summer Squash
Zuchinni Squash
And ….brats of all sorts…beef brats, Italian sausage, polish sausage, german sausage, etc. Mix it up! Use several kinds. (Wiener dogs have been known to get MORE nervous when witnessing this preparation.)

Now you might want to add some asparagus, mushrooms, green beans, snow peas, cabbage…whatever trips your trigger. In fact, a seafood version of this may be in your plans. Our motto is “You can’t screw this up!” …..Unless you’re a darned fool then all bets are off.

For your heat source for this size can, we recommend a propane burner (not included) like what you would use with a turkey fryer.

For serving use a LARGE shallow container of some sort or perhaps a big clean plastic tote. Even a clean wheelbarrow lined with plastic make a great serving option that will make a memorable experience for your guests! You’ll come up with something’. Then folks will fill their plates and come back for more! The flavors of this concoction are so darned good you won’t even need butter on your corn. Hard to believe…but you just wait and see!

Now the tricky part of this is…where in tarnation do you get a cream can these days? Good thing you found us! Some folks will pick one up at a farm sale or auction but till ya try it out you don’t know if it’s gonna leak. And then, you have to ask yourself..what kind of metal is this made of anyway? Is there lead in it? Years ago people weren’t concerned about that. Now we know better. And even if the metal has no lead, if it has been soldered to repair leaks (many have)…guess what’s probably in that solder?!

Our cans are pure stainless steel. NOT aluminum…pure stainless steel. You’re kids will probably fight over this someday when you’ve cooked your last cream can supper.

These babies have no seams for food to get caught in and that also makes clean up easy.
There is a hole in the lid to let steam out when cooking. (By the way about 40 minutes after you see steam, time to eat!)
Carefully remove the lid and dump the goods into whatever you are using to hold all this wonderful food. By the way, we figure about 2 - 4 bucks a head (depending on where you shop) is all it costs for a supper that will be talked about until you are begged to make the next one!

We’d like to tell you these beautiful cans are made in the good ole U.S. of A…but sadly, if there is a cream can manufacturer left in the U.S., we sure couldn’t find one. Actually we talked to a stainless steel manufacturer in the U.S. about making cans for us and they were going to come in at over six hundred bucks for our large can…our cost! We wanted to sell more than one or two so we are importing these from India, which is one of the leading manufacturers of quality stainless steel in the world. You’re going to be very impressed with the quality and workmanship that went into these cans. They’re a lot nicer than anything you saw on the farm!

There you have it! The history of a cream can supper and now you know what the heck it is. Now all you have to do is see what you’ve been missing and impress your friends and family with what you’ve discovered about a Genuine Ogallala Cream Can Supper. We hope to be of service to you.

Phil and John





Feeds about 35 - 40 people

304 grade stainless steel

Weight approx. 18 pounds, 12 oz  - boxed weight approx. 25 pounds

Height - approx. 25 1/4 inches

Bottom Diameter - approx. 13 1/2 inches

Neck opening - approx. 7 3/4 inches


Does the lid lock?

Answer: NO! We will not sell a cream can with a locking lid. We have heard too many horror stories of people opening a can with a locking lid and ending up with a steaming hot volcano of food spewing out. In our opinion that is just too dangerous. Our lids are a compression fit...meaning you can pull them out. They fit snug and will build up a little pressure which speeds up cooking time but the long and short of it is that you are steaming, not pressure cooking.

How much steam should we see?

Answer: It doesn't have to steam "hard" like a locomotive of yesteryear....just nice tufts of steam. Too much pressure and you will pop off the lid, which will be caught by the safety chain. Unless you are steaming too hard, you shouldn't have to worry about that, but never have any body parts over a can while cooking and always allow a few minutes for any pressure to subside before you remove the lid.

Do I have to cook a full can?

Answer: Nope! Just scale down the recipe accordingly (except for the liquid) and cook the same as you would for a full can...about 40 minutes after you see steam. It will just reach steaming stage sooner with less food in the can.

Do I have to use beer for the liquid?

Answer: Certainly not but we have done a lot of these and find that it does add some flavor and all the alcohol steams off anyway. But we have made them with water and they are still great. We have also heard of people steaming with wine or broth instead of beer.

Where can I get the stainless steel rings we see in the video? We will sell them to you but frankly we don't recommend them anymore. They are expensive ($12.00 a dozen), you need a lot of them, and we have found a better alternative! The rings you use on canning jars. You can find them easily and they "fish" out easier when you dump you can. They also clean up fine in the dishwasher so you can use them over and over. Of course you can also do it the way folks (even us) used too...use rocks. Cleaned and sterilized, of course. It's just that we found found some people a bit skiddish about that and no one has complained about the canning jar rings.

Can I cook other things in the can?

Answer: No doubt about it. But we think the cream can supper recipe that comes with the can (scaled to the size can you purchase) is about as good as it gets. Now, for people who say they don't like sausage, brats, etc. We say, you haven't had a cream can supper! The sausage is also the "magic" in what flavors all those veggies!

We have heard of folks making seafood, crab boils, low country boils, etc in them, but that is not our area of expertise so we only provide the basic cream can supper recipe but we're sure you'll find lots of uses for it! (By the way our 2 1/2 gallon can DOES come with an additional recipe because we have perfected another one just for that size can! Great prime rib slices made from seasoned ribeye steaks and steamed to make great prime rib in less than 15 minutes!)

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  1. Big and Beautiful 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jun 2017

    Shipping was very quick and the quality is excellent. Can't wait to use it at our upcoming event.

  2. Not sure yet 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Sep 2016

    Although recieved the item and it was as advertised, stainless steel and great quality, I will not have a chance to use it until the end of he month. However just the craftsman's tells me it will preform as I expected it to do.

  3. Cannot wait to press my family at our next get togeather! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Aug 2015

    High quality craftsmanship, easy to handle

  4. get ready for a food party in your mouth! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Aug 2015

    The 10 1/2 can is perfect for a large group of hungry party peoples! Well made product. Great investment! I will be buying a smaller one for great supper meals!!

  5. best milk can cooker! best company! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jul 2015

    This milk can is king of all milk can cookers! Very good quality and made by a very personable company! Fast and prompt communication and shipping! Will do business again!

  6. party time 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Apr 2015

    have not had a chance to use this can yet but the service delivery was first class

  7. Great product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2014

    Great customer service! We've used the can once, had a great experience, can't wait for summer and fresh produce. Was wonderful even in December though! Great flavor!

  8. Best way to cook for a party 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Aug 2014

    everyone love the way it cooked and the taste. Wish they would of stated the level of heat from the camp chef i.e me heat etc. but still can out nice.

  9. Had to provide many referrals to our guests after we served em a cream can supper! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Mar 2014

    We ordered this huge size to us in conjunction with a smaller, generic can my uncle already had in order to feed the guests of a 50th anniversary party. I searched all over the internet & couldn't find better.
    I had to send an email to have some questions answered prior to ordering & John got right back to me. When I received the can, he even wrote out a handwritten thank you on the packing slip. You can't find such personal service anymore.
    Everyone at the party was enthralled with how we were cooking dinner & what it would taste like. We served our brats, andouille, corn, & potatoes in a wash bucket covered in aluminum foil. They loved the idea!
    Once they tasted it, they couldn't get enough! We received so many compliments on such a "unique" & delicious way to serve the masses. Many people asked for the name of the company so they can invest in their own.
    The can lives up to its hype. It really is just as easy to use as it says. We fed A LOT of people very easily. Our whole family was very satisfied & we can't wait to experiment with other ingredients.
    Thank you so much!

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