Recipes that use evaporated milk - Best Milk Recipes

Recipes that use evaporated milk

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Evaporated milk is a milk product, usually sold in cans, that is made by removing about 60 percent of the water from ordinary milk.

Evaporated milk can be made from both whole milk or skim milk. In either case, the milk is homogenized and then the water is removed by gently heating it. The evaporated milk product is sealed in cans which are then heated to kill any bacteria in the milk. Thus evaporated milk is actually sterile, which, combined with the fact that it is stored in airtight cans, gives it an extremely long shelf life.

Canned evaporated milk can be stored for at least a year, although you should always check the use-by date printed on the can. Also, don't use any cans that are rusted, dented or bulging. Once you open the can, you should store the milk in the refrigerator, preferably not in the original can but in a glass container, and use it within seven days.

Evaporated milk is enriched with vitamin D. The process of heating the evaporated milk in the cans imparts a slightly sweet flavor to the milk, and it's also just a bit darker in color than ordinary milk. Note that evaporated milk is not the same thing as condensed milk. Condensed milk is also reduced by 60 percent, but it is heavily sweetened and usually used in baking and desserts.

Evaporated milk can be used as a substitute for milk or cream, like in coffee and tea or poured over cereal. Evaporated milk can also be used in recipes that call for milk or cream, such as French toast, mashed potatoes or creamed vegetables like this creamed spinach recipe. You can also use evaporated milk in cream sauces like this basic white sauce.

Although you can usually use evaporated milk directly from the can in recipes that call for milk, you can convert evaporated milk to back to regular milk simply by diluting it with an equal part of water — so add half a cup of water to half a cup of evaporated milk.


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What are some good baking recipes with evaporated milk? | Yahoo Answers

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 can (5 oz.) Evaporated Milk
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème
8 oz vanilla-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla
1. Line 9-inch square or 13x9-inch pan with foil so that foil extends over sides of pan; butter foil.
2. In large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
3. Add marshmallow crème and vanilla coating; blend until smooth. Stir in walnuts and vanilla. Pour into …

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