Substituting Evaporated Milk for Whole Milk?

Can I use evaporated milk in making mashed potatoes as a substitute for whole milk?

By Marge J.


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November 24, 20111 found this helpful
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Yes you can substitute that for whole milk in mashed potatoes. Use it the same amount as you would whole milk. The only difference between evaporated milk and real milk is that it has been heated and made to be thicker. It is just not as tasty to drink straight but it is the same thing.

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May 30, 20200 found this helpful

Yes, I use evaporated milk in making mashed potatoes. In fact, that, along with real butter & salt is all I add to our mashed potatoes. And, I do not dilute the evaporated milk. That is the way my mother-in-law made them & she was an excellent cook.


Always have the milk on hand since a pantry item, plus being room temperature helps keep the potatoes warm. The men in our family love them!


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November 30, 20111 found this helpful
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Absolutely, and you will love the richer flavor it gives your potatoes! I also use it in my potato soup and you can really tell the difference compared to using regular milk - just not the same!

November 30, 20110 found this helpful

If you do you will never go back to using regular milk again, because it tastes so much better!


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