Substituting Evaporated Milk for Coffee Creamer?

Cream being poured into a cup of coffee.
Evaporated milk or canned milk can definitely be used in place of coffee creamer. The flavor will be different. Canned milk is higher than regular milk in fat and sugar so you could also use milk instead. This is a page about substituting evaporated milk for coffee creamer.


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February 20, 2018

Can I substitute evaporated milk for my coffee creamer?


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February 20, 20181 found this helpful
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Here in Tahiti many people use evaporated milk instead of cream in their coffee. If you buy the sweetened evaporated milk you shouldn't need to add any sugar to your coffee.

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February 25, 20180 found this helpful
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Of course, the basic answer is yes - you can substitute evaporated milk for coffee creamer but I am wondering why you would want to do this..


  • The total cost will probably (from research on the Internet) is about the same.
  • Is evaporated milk better for you "health wise"?
  • There is some controversy about that but mainly because both have saturated fat that everyone is trying to eliminate from their diet.
  • Here are a quote from a "Nutritionists".
  • Is evaporated milk good for you?
  • Because canned milk is condensed or evaporated, this is far more than the 146 calories per cup in regular whole milk. ... Most of the fat in canned milk derives from saturated fat, an unhealthy variety of fat that may result in clogged arteries if you consume too much.
  • Here is a basic recipe for using evaporated milk to make coffee creamer substitute:
  • 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 18-oz of milk (you can also use 1/2 and 1/2 if you want a thicker consistency)
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  • 1-tbsp vanilla extract (the cheap stuff will do, I cant taste a difference)
  • Add 2 tablespoons of your choice of flavoring.
  • Here is a link for directions and more information:
  • Here is another site that has a little different twist on this subject.
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February 20, 20180 found this helpful

Creamer is a substitute for milk. If you replace creamer, you can use milk.

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February 20, 20180 found this helpful

Yes, you can.

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February 25, 20180 found this helpful

Sure you can. During the 1940's it was pretty much the norm, everyone used it. I can remember the phrase "Where in Tarnation is the Carnation"

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February 6, 20220 found this helpful

I love carnation cream in my coffee, been using it for 12yrs. It now costs $1.72 per can. I know it is high in sugar and fat, but have not found anything that tastes as good, still trying as I need to lose some weight

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