Evaporated milk is creamy milk used in making various dishes and beverages, it’s actually made by extracting 60% water from fresh milk through the process of constant simmering.
However, this process mixes the fat and milk evenly, sterilized it, thereafter, place in a container to prevent against growth of harmful microorganisms.
This process creates a more concentrated brand of milk that is slightly thicker, creamier, and flavorful with no added preservatives or thickeners found in some brands of evaporated milk.
Evaporated milk is a nutrient-rich dairy product. Despite the fact that more than half of its water has been removed, the composition of its nutrient still remains intact.
Evaporated Milk Vs. Sweetened Condensed Milk
Sweetened condensed milk is sweet creamy milk product that is thick and have a longer shelf life when process and canned. While evaporated milk is the unsweetened milk that is in a more liquid form, we always use it on a regular basis.
Sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk are almost similar, comes in cans of the same size and are usually found next to each other on grocery shelves.
However, the both milk are basically the same except that evaporated milk has no sugar is being added to it.
Moreover, 60% of water in sweet condensed milk has been extracted, as it contains 40% sugar.
Due to this huge taste difference, it can hardly be substituted for each other. So always make sure you pick up the right container from the grocery store shelf.
Evaporated milk Substitute
Some milk substitutes are listed below:
- Regular milk
- Heavy cream
- Powder Milk
- Non-Dairy Milk
- Milk Soy milk
- Rice milk
- Coconut milk
- Walnut milk
- Sour cream or yogurt
- Oat Milk
- Coconut milk
- Flax milk
- Oat Milk
- Hemp milk
- Almond milk
How to Make Evaporated Milk
- 1 liter of milk or 4 cups (full-fat milk)
- The first thing is to pour in the 4 cups of milk into a pot or deep sauce-pan
- Secondly, place the pot on fire over a low medium heat as it milk simmer, stir frequently so that the milk will not stick at the bottom of your pot.
- Thirdly, continue to simmer until for about 25-30 minutes as the milk reduces to like 1 cup, at this point the milk is slightly thicken compared to the watery liquid it was before cooking.
- Remove from heat and allow cooling, thereafter, strain/sieve.
- Finally, store in a container and refrigerate for at least 1 week or until exhausted within a short period of time.
Serve and enjoy your traditional evaporated milk on beverages or in some sweet recipes.