When using canned condensed or evaporated milk in place of regular milk, you may need to make some adjustments. This guide is about substitutions for milk in recipes.
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I pick up a can of evaporated milk every time I do my weekly grocery shopping. It is very inexpensive and good to have on hand. It can be used in place of light cream in recipes, in place of milk (my mother always made her rice pudding substituting a can of evaporated milk and I still make it that way!)
By Carol from Lancaster, PA
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Here are questions related to Substitutions for Milk in Recipes.
Can I use Carnation (or store brand) evaporated milk the same as whole milk in a recipe? Or is there some "rule of thumb" to go by when cooking with canned evaporated milk? Does it need to be diluted?
By Sandy from Richmond, VA
By Sheila 11/28/2011
You can dilute it if you want, but I wouldn't, might make potatoes runny after you add butter. I used whole milk or canned milk, which ever I have on hand and use it full strength.
Can you substitute 2% or any kind of milk for evaporated milk in recipes such as pumpkin pies? If so, how much?
By Linda from Brighton, MI
By Jacque 10/26/2010
My neighbor lady gave me this recipe that her mother used for years.
Canned Or Sweet Milk
Yield: 1 Cup
3/4 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Water
1/4 cup Oleo
1 cup Powdered Milk
Place first three ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil.
Pour into blender, slowly add powdered milk as blending.
Blend until smooth
Store covered in refrigerator.
Can I use evaporated milk in making mashed potatoes as a substitute for whole milk?
By Marge J.
By Judy = Oklahoma 11/30/2011
Absolutely, and you will love the richer flavor it gives your potatoes! I also use it in my potato soup & you can really tell the difference compared to using regular milk - just not the same!
So how much sweet condensed milk does it take to substitute whole milk?
By Dinah Ackerson 04/28/2015
Condensed milk can be substituted for whole milk in recipes:
1 cup whole milk = 1/2 cup condensed milk + 1/2 cup water
As condensed milk is already sweetened, reduce the sugar in your recipe by 6 teaspoons for each change.
How much evaporated milk equals 2/3 cup of whole milk?
By Dinah Ackerson 01/01/2015
About Evaporated milk
A canned milk product made from unpasteurized milk which has had 50 to 60 percent of the water removed by an evaporation process. This canned milk product was heavily used during World War II when fresh milk was less available. The product became a household staple and is still used today. It can be chilled and whipped, used to replace half and half, cream or milk in recipes. Also see sweetened condensed milk
Substitute for Evaporated milk
For 1 cup of evaporated milk, substitute 1 cup half-and-half, 1 cup heavy cream OR 1 cup whole milk
5 oz. can evaporated milk = 2/3 cup
Read more from GourmetSleuth.com: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/ingred ... detail/evaporated-milk#ixzz3NdGee1Zb
I need 1/2 cup of milk, but only have evaporated milk. How can I substitute it? Help me plz.
By Colleen A.