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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 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 = 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!
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.