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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!)
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Here are questions related to Substituting Evaporated Milk for Whole Milk in Recipes.
I need 1/2 cup of milk, but only have evaporated milk. How can I substitute it? Help me plz.
By Colleen A.
Can I use evaporated milk in making mashed potatoes as a substitute for whole milk?
By Marge J.
By Judy = Oklahoma11/30/2011
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!
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.