35 Evaporated Milk Recipes (2023)

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1 of 34 Everyday Frittata 1 of 34 2 of 34 Pumpkin-Spice Magic Cake 2 of 34 3 of 34 Tallarines Verdes 3 of 34 4 of 34 Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce 4 of 34 5 of 34 Georgia Peanut Pie with Peanut Butter Crust and Brown Sugar-Bourbon Whipped Cream 5 of 34 6 of 34 Zucchini Butter 6 of 34 7 of 34 Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Bacon 7 of 34 8 of 34 Gingerbread Fudge 8 of 34 9 of 34 Thick and Creamy Yogurt 9 of 34 10 of 34 Broccoli with Cheese Sauce 10 of 34 11 of 34 Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Cider Glaze 11 of 34 12 of 34 Sweet Potato Gratin 12 of 34 13 of 34 German Chocolate Brownies 13 of 34 14 of 34 Homemade (Rum-infused) Horchata 14 of 34 15 of 34 Sweet Corn Oatmeal with Peaches 15 of 34 16 of 34 Cheesy Nachos with Pinto Bean Salsa and Pickled Jalapeños 16 of 34 17 of 34 Easy Chicken Spaghetti 17 of 34 18 of 34 Super Juiced Golden Milk 18 of 34 19 of 34 Sweet Potato Casserole with Pumpkin Seed-Oat Crumble 19 of 34 20 of 34 Banana Pudding Milk Shake 20 of 34 21 of 34 Potatoes with Huancaína Sauce (Papa a la Huancaína) 21 of 34 22 of 34 Tres Leches Bread Pudding 22 of 34 23 of 34 Lobster Nachos 23 of 34 24 of 34 Curried Pumpkin Soup 24 of 34 25 of 34 German Chocolate-Pecan Pie 25 of 34 26 of 34 Crockpot Fondue 26 of 34 27 of 34 Pumpkin-Poblano Casserole 27 of 34 28 of 34 Stacy and Joyce's Skillet Cornbread Dressing 28 of 34 29 of 34 Homemade Alfredo Sauce 29 of 34 30 of 34 Coquito 30 of 34 31 of 34 Queso-Filled Mini Peppers 31 of 34 32 of 34 Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares 32 of 34 33 of 34 Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese 33 of 34 34 of 34 Sheet Pan Beefy Nachos 34 of 34 Up Next FAQs Videos

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When it comes to evaporated milk, there are plenty of possibilities. The convenient canned dairy adds a decadent creaminess to a number of desserts, sauces, and pasta dishes, but it's also useful in cocktails and shareable dishes like casseroles and nacho platters. Amp up your next meal with one of these easy evaporated milk-based recipes.

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Everyday Frittata

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Everyday Frittata Recipe

We use evaporated milk here because it has a richness similar to that of sat fat--heavy half-and-half, but with far less fat. Be sure to shake the can vigorously before using. We love the flavor that bacon adds, but if you'd rather omit it, each serving will contain 212 calories, 13.2g total fat (4.4g sat), and 379mg sodium. (Cost for 4: $6.95)

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Pumpkin-Spice Magic Cake

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Pumpkin-Spice Magic Cake Recipe

If you can't get enough pumpkin spice during fall, we have one more recipe you must try out. For our Pumpkin Spice Cake recipe, we combined silky flan with moist pumpkin spice cake and buttery caramel sauce in one incredible confection. We were inspired by a Mexican dessert called “impossible flan”. While it is not at all difficult to make, our Test Kitchen recommends using a light-colored Bundt pan for the best results. A dark-colored pan may get too hot and overbake the cake.

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Tallarines Verdes

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Tallarines Verdes Recipe

Incredibly bright and fresh, Tallarines Verdes translates to “green noodles,” and is a similar dish to pasta with pesto sauce. However, what sets this traditional Peruvian dish apart is one key ingredient: evaporated milk. This makes the pureed spinach-basil sauce more creamy (and less oily) than what many would expect from pesto, and lends a very subtle sweetness to the dish. In other words… it’s incredibly delicious. Sautéing the red onion first softens its flavors so that it doesn’t overpower the sauce with harsh onion notes. And we blanch the spinach and basil in order to preserve the leaves’ color, resulting in a vibrant, bright green sauce. Feel free to use linguine or bucatini noodles instead of spaghetti, if you prefer.

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Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce

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Roast Beef and Cheddar Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce Recipe

We are not thinkin' Arbys--not after a roast beef sandich like this one. A classic creamy cheese sauce makes this sandwich super rich, while a horseradish sauce adds a kick. We love the onion bun, preferably bakery-made, but you could also use a pretzel bun instead. Make this sandwich the centerpiece of your Super Bowl Spread or serve along with beer and friesfor a crowd-pleasing meal.

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Georgia Peanut Pie with Peanut Butter Crust and Brown Sugar-Bourbon Whipped Cream

Georgia Peanut Pie with Peanut Butter Crust and Brown Sugar-Bourbon Whipped Cream

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Georgia Peanut Pie with Peanut Butter Crust and Brown Sugar-Bourbon Whipped Cream Recipe

This pie is the perfect mix of sweet and salty. With a cookie-like peanut butter crust, gooey peanut butter filling, and salty cocktail peanuts, this pie is a Georgian's dream. It's even topped with Brown Sugar-Bourbon Whipped Cream. This peanut pie will impress even the most stubborn relatives you entertain this holiday season.

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Zucchini Butter

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Zucchini Butter Recipe

Zucchini's mild flavor concentrates into something much richer when you cook it until most of its liquid evaporates.

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Bacon

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Bacon Recipe

If you thought you loved your Instant Pot, just wait until you make a rich and gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese within minutes. The Instant Pot’s pressure function allows you to skip the entire process of boiling water, cooking, and draining the pasta saving valuable time over a traditional stovetop mac and cheese recipe. And we keep the cheese sauce quick and convenient, as well as decadently creamy, by utilizing canned evaporated milk—an affordable staple that you may already have in your pantry. Plus, evaporated milk packs less fat than using heavy cream, which means you can feel a little better about all the cheese you’re pouring in to make a beautiful melty finish. We opted for a blend of cheddar and Gouda cheeses, but feel free to go all-cheddar or try adding another favorite cheese to the mix.

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Gingerbread Fudge

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Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

This gingerbread fudge is the perfect “something different” to add to your holiday confections spread. Offering all of the toasty, familiar flavors of gingerbread and the creamy-rich texture of your favorite fudge, it’s the perfect mash-up of two holiday favorites. Plus, in keeping with the classic marshmallow fluff base, we’ve also kept this homemade holiday candy as easy as can be to mix up. We topped our gingerbread fudge with crushed gingersnap cookies and crystalized ginger for a little added oomph, but you could stir in toasted walnuts or pecans for crunch if you prefer. This holiday fudge recipe yields plenty for sharing, just be sure to store the fudge in the refrigerator when you’re finished snacking.

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Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

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Broccoli with Cheese Sauce Recipe

Finding a healthier cheese sauce for broccoli that doesn’t sacrifice flavor sounds like an impossible task, but this recipe proves otherwise. This crowd-pleasing side dish significantly slashes calories, fat, and sodium but still packs plenty of flavor. Serve with pan-seared chicken or pork chops.

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Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Cider Glaze

Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Cider Glaze

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Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Cider Glaze Recipe

Don't be afraid to go 100% whole-grain with desserts; we use all spelt flour here with amazing results. The nutty flour boosts the taste of the butter, spices, and vanilla, unlike all-purpose flour, whose bland nature would dilute those flavors. Be sure to weigh the flour for accuracy; using too much will make the cake dry.

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Sweet Potato Gratin

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Sweet Potato Gratin Recipe

Alternating layers of buttery-rich Yukon Golds and earthy sweet potatoes become even more delicious with Parmesan cheese and Gruyere cheese.

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German Chocolate Brownies

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German Chocolate Brownies Recipe

This recipe is a combination of my nana’s greatest hits—brownies and German chocolate cake. The fudgy brownies allow the frosting’s coconut flavor to shine and are decadent without overwhelming the palate. We used a 9x13” baking pan, which yielded thinner brownies and a more even distribution of both the brownies and the frosting’s flavor. It’s definitely possible in an 8” or 9” square pan, which will give you thicker brownies and globs of frosting. In that case, you’ll need to use a fork.

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Homemade (Rum-infused) Horchata

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Homemade (Rum-infused) Horchata Recipe

Whole milk and sweetened condensed milk make this booze-infused Mexican horchata insanely rich and creamy.

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Sweet Corn Oatmeal with Peaches

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Sweet Corn Oatmeal with Peaches Recipe

Try substituting unsweetened almond milk (we like Almond Breeze) for the whole milk for a rich, slightly nutty flavor.

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Cheesy Nachos with Pinto Bean Salsa and Pickled Jalapeños

Cheesy Nachos with Pinto Bean Salsa and Pickled Jalapenos

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Cheesy Nachos with Pinto Bean Salsa and Pickled Jalapeños Recipe

Be sure to shred the cheese yourself; preshredded strands are often coated in an anticaking agent that could make the sauce grainy. You'll want to build the nachos on a sturdy base--nothing too thin and fragile, as the chips need to stand up to those tasty toppings. We love Lundberg's hearty Original Sea Salt Rice Chips, made with whole-grain brown rice.

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Easy Chicken Spaghetti

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Easy Chicken Spaghetti Recipe

Give your traditional chicken casserole a break and serve this bright and lively chicken spaghetti. You only need a Dutch oven and a 9-x-13 baking dish to create this delicious meal, meaning there is less clean-up afterwards. Cook and shred your chicken in advance to save time.

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Super Juiced Golden Milk

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Super Juiced Golden Milk Recipe

Look out, green juice: Golden milk is becoming the healthy drink du jour. Made with fresh turmeric, a root that's now more widely available in supermarkets, the creamy sip has an earthy-sweet flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits. This recipe comes from Emanne Desouky, co-owner of Super Juiced in Oakland. We've gone for store-bought almond milk as the base, but if you want to make your own, as Desouky does, omit the dates, vanilla, and salt here. She prefers to use organic ingredients. You can also serve the golden milk hot, with a little coconut oil on top.

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pumpkin Seed-Oat Crumble

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pumpkin Seed-Oat Crumble

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Pumpkin Seed-Oat Crumble Recipe

We use less sugar in this classic casserole and get sweetness instead from fragrant orange rind and vanilla. Turmeric boosts the orange color and adds a subtle earthiness to the sweet potatoes. Instead of an all-nut or marshmallow topping, an oat streusel made with pumpkinseeds adds crunch and contrast to the dish. Evaporated milk has a concentrated dairy flavor without the added sugar of sweetened condensed milk; it will help the potato base to thicken as it bakes.

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Banana Pudding Milk Shake

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Banana Pudding Milk Shake Recipe

This Banana Pudding Milk Shake is cool and refreshing. This treat doesn’t have to be just for dessert; we love it for an afternoon snack as well. You only need 5 ingredients for this creamy drink. Chances are you already have a few on hand. If you have bananas, vanilla bean ice cream, and vanilla wafers, you can create this summer treat in just 10 minutes.

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Potatoes with Huancaína Sauce (Papa a la Huancaína)

Potatoes with Huancaína Sauce (Papa a la Huancaína)

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Potatoes with Huancaína Sauce (Papa a la Huancaína) Recipe

This salad of boiled potatoes and thick, custardy chile-cheese sauce gets its bright yellow color from aji amarillo, a yellow chile that's become an edible symbol of Peru. Huancaína sauce means that it is made in the style of people from Huancayo, the Peruvian highlands.

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Tres Leches Bread Pudding

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Tres Leches Bread Pudding Recipe

Everyone who tasted this bread pudding loved it, and we bet everyone you make it for will love it too. This bread pudding has classic tres lechesflavors: It’s super creamy and milky, and lightly spiced with cinnamon, but not overpowering. Instead, the cinnamon adds warmth. The dulce de leche's deep caramel flavors take this to the next level. You can find canned dulce de lecheright by the sweetened condensed milk. Feel free to let this soak overnight in the fridge before baking—you’ll just need to skip the hour at room temp if you decide to. Serve with even more dulce de leche and a warm cup of coffee.

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Lobster Nachos

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Lobster Nachos Recipe

You'll love our highfalutin' nacho iteration laden with sweet lobster meat, avocado, a rich yet amazingly low-fat cheese sauce, and a heap of crunchy, piquant tomato-radish salad on top that takes this dish to a completely new level. Between the crunch and saltiness of the chips and the richness of the seafood and cheese sauce, these nachos are just right for a glass of bubbly. This recipe is geared for a main-dish serving; for party snacks, it'll serve 12 or more.

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

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Curried Pumpkin Soup Recipe

A warm bowl of this creamy pumpkin curry soup is the perfect start to any fall meal. Buttery sautéed mushrooms and onions create a delicious savory balance to the toasty curry powder and sweet pumpkin. In addition to the pumpkin puree, basic all-purpose flour and evaporated milk lend rich body to this aromatic curry-kissed soup without adding a ton of extra fat. While it certainly makes a great opening course, you could also ladle out dishes of our pumpkin curry soup alongside a tossed salad and crusty baguette for a light autumn lunch.

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German Chocolate-Pecan Pie

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German Chocolate-Pecan Pie Recipe

Surprisingly, pecan pie is a relative latecomer to the Southern table. Recipes for milk-custard-based pecan pies can be found as early as 1886, but it wasn't until the 1930s when promotional recipes for a syrup-based pecan pie appeared on the labels of Karo syrup bottles that its popularity soared. Twenty years later, Marion Brown's landmark Southern cookbook proclaimed it "the South's most popular pie." Our latest twist? A stellar riff on the flavors of German chocolate cake, for which the Lone Star State also claims bragging rights.

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Crockpot Fondue

Crockpot Fondue Recipe

It’s easy, it’s cheesy, and it requires no special equipment—what’s not to love? This slow cooker take on cheese fondue offers all of the nuanced flavor of traditional fondue along with all of the convenience of the crockpot; basically, it’s perfect for entertaining. Tossing the cornstarch with your grated cheese helps the cheese incorporate evenly into the liquid when melting and prevents clumping. Serve with a platter of your favorite roasted veggies, sausages, and bread cubes, using long skewers for dipping.

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Pumpkin-Poblano Casserole

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Pumpkin-Poblano Casserole Recipe

Layers of flavor make this unexpected side dish a wow-worthy winner. A different spin on the classic gratin, sweet sugar pumpkin and spicy poblano peppers make for a creamy and hot casserole that will make you want a second helping. The secret ingredient is a can of evaporated low-fat milk, which is poured over the vegetables to seal in their flavor while adding a whole new level of decadence. Ever versatile, this dish would work as a side with Tex-Mex, but would also not be out of place on the Thanksgiving table.

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Stacy and Joyce's Skillet Cornbread Dressing

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Stacy and Joyce's Skillet Cornbread Dressing Recipe

The Powell family’s annual Thanksgiving celebration at their South Carolina farm attracts nearly 100 people each year and there’s always more than enough food to go around. While it is hard to choose one dish from the ever-growing buffet table, this Southern-style cornbread dressing, by Joyce Comfort and Stacy Le, is one of the family’s favorites. Cooked in a Butter Pat cast iron skillet, this cornbread dressing gets better every year.

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Do you love the wonderfully creamy Alfredo sauce that’s served in restaurants like Olive Garden, but rarely find yourself with the heavy cream that most homemade Alfredo sauce recipes require? Good news—this recipe utilizes a pantry staple you likely already have on hand: evaporated milk. Swapping the typical heavy cream for evaporated milk in this easy Alfredo sauce recipe not only makes it more budget friendly, but also trims calories and fat (without losing richness). Dried parsley is called for here, but feel free to garnish with fresh if you have it on hand.And remember, you’re just a couple of leftover grilled chicken breasts or a rotisserie chicken away from a hearty dish of chicken Alfredo.

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Coquito

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Coquito Recipe

This traditional Puerto Ricancocktailtastes like a very thick andcreamycoconut eggnog. It's very rich, so you can serve it over ice, if preferred, to dilute it a little. Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of rum depending on how strong you like it.The drink keeps in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Pro tip: It's great for gift-giving! Simply place in a decorative glass bottle with a stopper for a delightful Christmas gift.

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Queso-Filled Mini Peppers

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Queso-Filled Mini Peppers Recipe

Tortilla chips usually go hand-in-hand with queso, but mini sweet peppers make a tasty and colorful bite-sized vessel for the rich cheese dip. Don’t worry if the queso looks a little broken when the cheese melts in the evaporated milk, the cream cheese will make it smooth again. Pickled jalapeños add a tangy note to the dip, but if you like your queso extra spicy, use finely chopped fresh jalapeños instead.

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares Recipe

Pumpkin pie, meet dump cake. These pumpkin bars taste like pumpkin pie with a sweeter, slightly crunchy crust. They’re slightly rich, so they’re perfect after a big meal, and make the perfect bite. Best of all, they’re way easier to make than pie and the perfect treat for a crowd.

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Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese

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Creamy Stovetop Mac and Cheese Recipe

Sharp cheddar, white cheddar, and cream cheese make this cheese sauce ultra creamy, while hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce help round out the rich, cheesy flavors. This stovetop recipe will have you wondering why you ever enjoyed mac and cheese any other way.

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Sheet Pan Beefy Nachos

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Sheet Pan Beefy Nachos Recipe

If you have young kids serving themselves, lift the nachos off the pan with the parchment paper (and remove the hot pan from the table). For the creamiest nacho sauce, start with a block of cheese and shred it yourself.

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FAQs

What can I do with a lot of evaporated milk? ›

Evaporated milk gives body to smoothies, thickens up and sweetens coffee, and adds nuance and richness to creamy soups and chowders, not to mention savory sauces and even oatmeal. If you don't have much of a sweet tooth, you can also use it in place of sweetened condensed milk in plenty of desserts.

Can I freeze evaporated milk for later use? ›

Leftover evaporated milk can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week; treat it the same as fresh milk. Freeze evaporated milk in cubes and then store in ziplock bags.

What is evaporated filled milk used for? ›

Evaporated milk starts out as fresh milk and is heated to drive off more than half of the water. Add water and use it as milk or pour it straight out of the can and use it as half-and-half. Creamy, rich and perfect for baking, custards, soups and even ice cream.

How long does evaporated milk last after opening? ›

To maximize the shelf life of canned evaporated milk after opening, covered opened can tightly with a plastic wrap or lid, or with aluminum foil. How long does opened canned evaporated milk last in the refrigerator? Evaporated milk that has been continuously refrigerated will keep for about 4 to 6 days.

Does evaporated milk go bad? ›

Unopened evaporated milk should keep for at least 3 months past the date on the label. Chances are it'll stay safe for much longer, like half a year or even more. It's impossible to give an exact period, so it's best to open the can and check the quality and safety of what's inside.

Can I use evaporated milk instead of heavy cream? ›

Evaporated milk can be used as a substitute in recipes in which heavy cream is used as a liquid ingredient, such as in baked goods. However, it does not whip well. Substitute the heavy cream in your recipes with an equal amount of evaporated milk.

Can you drink evaporated milk? ›

Yes, you can drink evaporated milk. Few people drink it straight from the can, although it is possible to do this, but many drink it diluted with water. In this article, we'll explain exactly what evaporated milk is and the many different ways you can use it, including, of course, drinking it.

What happens to evaporated milk when frozen? ›

Yes, you can freeze evaporated milk and it keeps quality in the freezer for at least 3 to 6 months. The downside is that it separates slightly after thawing, and stirring or blending it doesn't fix the issue. Fortunately, it still works okay in soups and other cooked dishes.

How do you defrost frozen evaporated milk? ›

However, if you do need to thaw it, simply transfer it from the freeze to the fridge and leave it overnight. It will then be ready to use the following day. You should never thaw evaporated milk at room temperature as the milk is likely to spoil.

Is there a difference between evaporated milk and evaporated filled milk? ›

Pure evaporated filled milk is generally considered unsuitable for drinking because of its particular flavor, but is equivalent to unadulterated evaporated milk for baking and cooking purposes.

Is evaporated milk healthier than regular milk? ›

As you can see, all three types of evaporated milk have a higher nutrient concentration than fresh cow's milk, and therefore, more calories. Generally speaking, they have over twice as many grams of carbs, protein, and fat — except for the reduced fat and fat-free varieties — and higher mineral contents.

Is evaporated milk healthy in coffee? ›

You can, of course, find options made with sugar substitutes. But this doesn't make them any healthier. So, using evaporated milk in coffee as a substitute for heavy cream or coffee creamer is a great way to cut down on calories and sugar.

Can I use evaporated milk in my cereal? ›

Diluted evaporated milk can be used just like milk for cooking, baking, and even pouring over cereal or into drinks.

What does expired evaporated milk look like? ›

Another sign you should look for is the texture of the milk. Spoiled evaporated milk has a thicker skin on top of it and a more curd-like texture. Lastly, you should try to notice the smell of the milk.

Are you supposed to dilute evaporated milk? ›

Evaporated milk can be diluted with an equal amount of water and substituted for fresh milk in recipes and even for drinking. Or it can be used undiluted in recipes that specify it.

Can you cook with expired evaporated milk? ›

But remember canned goods usually have a best by date which is the last date by which a manufacturer will vouch for a product's quality, not its safety. Because of this distinction, you may safely use evaporated milk to compliment your favorite meals even after the best by date has lapsed.

What is Rainbow milk made of? ›

Made from recombined UHT treated cow milk powder, Rainbow RTD milk not only stays ready-to-enjoy for longer, it also provides you with all the goodness of fresh milk with essential nutrients like protein, vitamins, minerals and fat.

Does evaporated milk have sugar? ›

Evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk are both shelf-stable canned milk products where approximately 60% of the water has been removed. The major difference is that sweetened condensed milk has added sugar, while evaporated milk does not.

How do you make evaporated milk into heavy cream? ›

Pour the chilled evaporated milk into the mixing bowl and beat at high speed for 1 minute, or until foamy. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat again for about two minutes, or until thick and creamy. Serve immediately.

Is evaporated milk healthier than cream? ›

Switching out heavy cream in favor of evaporated milk is a big win, nutritionally. A cup of heavy whipping cream checks in at a hefty 809 calories, with more than 85 grams of fat. A cup of evaporated milk, in contrast, contains only 338 calories, and just 19 grams of fat.

How do you thicken evaporated milk? ›

What you want to do is whisk these evaporated milk ice cubes using a chilled beater. After some beating, you should notice that the evaporated milk will form a much thicker texture.

Is evaporated milk good for weight loss? ›

Unlike fresh milk, low-fat evaporated milk is higher in protein, making it a better option for dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. It also has a creamy, delicious flavor with no added sugar, making it a good choice for losing weight.

Can you put evaporated milk in tea? ›

Add evaporated or condensed milk - You can use evaporated milk, condensed milk, or a mixture of both to flavor this tea. While you can add these ingredients to taste, we recommend using about a third of a cup of evaporated milk and a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk.

Can you add water to evaporated milk to make regular milk? ›

To reconstitute evaporated milk, combine equal amounts of milk and water. If, for example, a recipe calls for 1 cup fat-free milk, you'll need to combine 1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk and 1/2 cup water. Mix the liquids thoroughly, then add to your recipe as directed.

How long does evaporated milk last in the refrigerator? ›

Evaporated milk will last only 2 to 3 days once you open a can, but you need to refrigerate it. Some producers claim that their products are safe for use up to 5 days after opening the packaging. You should avoid storing evaporated milk in an open can. Always pour it into a sealed container and place it in the fridge.

Can you freeze potato soup made with evaporated milk? ›

Experts say potato soup doesn't freeze well. Freezing soups with potatoes can become dry, because potatoes will sponge up moisture, and have a tendency to become grainy when defrosted. Plus, dairy-based soups can separate and lose their creamy consistency. All in all, potato soup is one to enjoy immediately.

What is the ratio of evaporated milk to regular milk? ›

Evaporated milk is made by slowly heating milk to remove about half of its water—a process that develops a light golden color and mildly sweet flavor. Nestlé states that Carnation evaporated milk can be substituted in a 1:1 ratio for regular whole milk.

Is Carnation evaporated milk healthy? ›

Is evaporated milk good for you? No and here's why: While evaporated milk is high in protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and riboflavin it is high in cholesterol, saturated fat and often contains antibiotics and hormones such as rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone).

Does evaporated milk freeze solid? ›

The quick answer is yes, you can freeze evaporated milk. However, it is quite tricky to do so because freezing tends to cause separation between the milk solids and the liquids when thawed.

Does evaporated milk need to be refrigerated? ›

Both should always be refrigerated after opening. Due to its high sugar content, condensed milk will last longer after opening than evaporated milk but use both optimally within five to seven days after opening. Freezing of evaporated milk is not recommended.

Why is filled milk illegal in some states? ›

Manufacture, shipment, or delivery for shipment in interstate or foreign commerce prohibited. It is declared that filled milk, as defined in section 61 of this title , is an adulterated article of food, injurious to the public health, and its sale constitutes a fraud upon the public.

Can you use evaporated milk to make coffee creamer? ›

The simple answer is yes. You can use evaporated milk for coffee creamer. While coffee is good and all, most people may not like it all plain and black. For this reason, there are many options to make it tastier and appealing, such as using evaporated milk, sugar, milk, coffee creamers, and certain syrups.

Can I use evaporated milk instead of creamer? ›

Can you use evaporated milk instead of coffee creamer? Yes, no problem. You shouldn't put in the same amount as you would typically do. Evaporated milk is much more condensed and creamier than regular coffee creamer.

Is evaporated milk good for cholesterol? ›

Using Evaporated Milk in Your Diet

If you're watching your intake of saturated fat or cholesterol, the reduced-fat and fat-free versions of Carnation evaporated milk are good options.

What is the difference between Carnation milk and evaporated milk? ›

Both are concentrated, shelf-stable milk products that have been heated until at least 60 percent of their water content has evaporated. The main difference between evaporated milk and condensed milk is that evaporated milk is unsweetened while condensed milk is sweetened.

Is half-and-half and evaporated milk the same? ›

In summary, half-and-half is equal parts cream and milk. Evaporated milk is regular milk that has had a large portion of its water removed to create a concentrated milk. Half-and-half is slightly higher in calories and fat because of the cream it contains.

Can you mix evaporated milk with coffee? ›

Pour coffee into a heat-safe mug (if hot) or glass (if having cold/iced). Add the desired amount of evaporated milk to the coffee. Stir and enjoy!

Can you use evaporated milk in lattes? ›

Evaporated milk is a great way to add creaminess and flavor to bitter coffee drinks, and it's an excellent option for just about any coffee beverage you can think of, from iced coffee to sweetened hot coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, and even frappes.

Do you put evaporated milk in mac and cheese? ›

Evaporated milk works great in mac and cheese and makes the sauce rich and creamy.

Can you turn evaporated milk into condensed milk? ›

How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk With Evaporated Milk. If you have a can of evaporated milk in your pantry, you're already half way to sweetened condensed milk. Just combine one 12-oz can of evaporated milk and 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar in a sauce pan.

Can you drink evaporated milk like regular milk? ›

Most brands will include instructions for diluting their evaporated milk to be used as a substitute for fresh milk. This can be applied whether you're cooking with or drinking it. In most cases, mixing equal parts water and evaporated milk will create a drink that is roughly equivalent to whole milk.

Can I use evaporated milk in coffee? ›

Coffee with evaporated milk is a great alternative for your regular coffee creamer. Coffee with sweetened condensed milk is another great alternative if you like your coffee a little sweeter.

Does evaporated milk turn to caramel? ›

If you can boil butter, brown sugar and a smidgen of water then stir in evaporated milk and vanilla, than you can make this caramel in 5 minutes! SO EASY!

How much sugar do I add to evaporated milk? ›

Ingredients
  1. 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk.
  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar.
  3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional.
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What happens when you use evaporated milk instead of condensed? ›

Because sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk are very similar, evaporated milk can serve as a substitute. You won't get the same sweet, caramelized flavor with it, but the consistency will be similar when using a cup for cup substitution.

Is evaporated milk healthier than regular milk? ›

As you can see, all three types of evaporated milk have a higher nutrient concentration than fresh cow's milk, and therefore, more calories. Generally speaking, they have over twice as many grams of carbs, protein, and fat — except for the reduced fat and fat-free varieties — and higher mineral contents.

Can you put evaporated milk in tea? ›

Add evaporated or condensed milk - You can use evaporated milk, condensed milk, or a mixture of both to flavor this tea. While you can add these ingredients to taste, we recommend using about a third of a cup of evaporated milk and a tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk.

Is evaporated milk healthier than cream? ›

Switching out heavy cream in favor of evaporated milk is a big win, nutritionally. A cup of heavy whipping cream checks in at a hefty 809 calories, with more than 85 grams of fat. A cup of evaporated milk, in contrast, contains only 338 calories, and just 19 grams of fat.

Can I put condensed milk in coffee? ›

Condensed milk is a great substitute for coffee creamer, heavy cream, or half and half. Budget friendly and cheaper than the drinks at coffee shops. Condensed milk lasts for a long time.

Is condensed milk the same as evaporated milk? ›

Both are concentrated, shelf-stable milk products that have been heated until at least 60 percent of their water content has evaporated. The main difference between evaporated milk and condensed milk is that evaporated milk is unsweetened while condensed milk is sweetened.

How long can condensed milk last after opening? ›

Both should always be refrigerated after opening. Due to its high sugar content, condensed milk will last longer after opening than evaporated milk but use both optimally within five to seven days after opening. Freezing of evaporated milk is not recommended.

How do you use evaporated milk as a coffee creamer? ›

Using Evaporated Milk For Coffee

You can use evaporated milk instead of coffee creamer. If you want rich and creamy results, use an equal amount of evaporated milk for the normal milk you would have used. You could also add some water to get equal creaminess and richness.

How do I make coffee with evaporated milk? ›

Instructions
  1. Pour coffee into a heat-safe mug (if hot) or glass (if having cold/iced).
  2. Add the desired amount of evaporated milk to the coffee. Stir and enjoy!
27 Mar 2020

Is evaporated milk the same as creamer? ›

The kind of powdered milk used in evaporated milk is commonly skimmed milk powder or nonfat milk powder. Evaporated creamer on the other hand is more than just a reduction of fresh milk. Evaporated creamer is commonly made with buttermilk powder. It still contains milk.

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