This selection of 36 delicious recipes with evaporated milk are a great way to use up this pantry staple.
There is a good chance you might have a can of evaporated milk in the pantry. It’s a versatile ingredient that can be used for sweet and savory recipes, you can even put it in your coffee or tea.
So if you have wondered what you can do with evaporated milk, we have put together a wonderful list of amazing recipes, like this farmers casserole, that use this ingredient.
What is evaporated milk?
Evaporated milk is a canned cow’s milk, with no added sugar, that is shelf stable. Around 60% of water has been taken out of the fresh milk and then is homogenized and canned.
Evaporated milk is different from sweetened condensed milk. The main difference is that sweetened condensed milk has added sugar and requires less processing. You can typically find a can of evaporated milk on the baking aisle of the grocery store.
How long does evaporated milk last?
If you have leftovers or an open can, transfer it into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Crockpot French Toast Casserole
This Crockpot French Toast Casserole is bursting with all the flavors of autumn. Evaporated milk is used for the delicious caramel sauce to top this French toast casserole.
Thai Iced Tea is a deliciously creamy, mildly spiced, slightly-caffeinated, and refreshingly sweet drink made from tea, evaporated milk, and sugar. Popular in Southeast Asia and served in many Thai food restaurants, learn how to make Thai tea right at home with this easy-to-follow guide and recipe
This zuppa toscana has all of the ingredients and flavors we know and love – spiced Italian sausage, hearty kale, al dente Yukon golds and a creamy Italian seasoned broth – but it’s a little lighter and lots tastier than the OG thanks to evaporated milk!
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup is a thick and creamy soup that uses evaporated milk and a roux to achieve ultimate creaminess and sharp cheddar cheese, vegetables, and herbs for amazing flavor. With the Instant Pot, broccoli cheddar soup is ready to eat in 35 minutes.
If you’re looking for a way to brighten up and lighten up your old favorite Mac n’ Cheese, this baked version could be for you. Made with a quick secret ingredient ‘pasta sauce’, it’s much lighter than the classic. I also add feta and spinach for a surprising Greek twist!
Five Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese is the make-ahead, freezer-friendly dish your holiday needs. Evaporated milk creates a creamy cheese sauce for this classic recipe. This mac and cheese with evaporated milk is sure to be a family favorite!
Coquito Tres Leches cake, or milk cake, combines the drink of the season with a lovable cake made with coconut milk, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk. This cake has a creamy, rich texture. Use alcohol-free or regular coquito to accommodate your diners.
Bakers, start your engines. We put a made-from-scratch spin on a poke cake favorite, and the results are going to exceed your sweet tooth’s wildest dreams. This Butterfinger Cake is absolutely phenomenal, and the batter comes stacked with a duo of peanut buttery goodness thanks to creamy peanut butter and chopped Butterfinger candy bars!
A European spin on a classic American pie! This creamy pumpkin pie mixed with cookie butter (Biscoff) and topped with chewy pecans inside a buttery, flaky crust may just be the ultimate holiday dessert.
Pralines are a tantalizing combination of brown sugar and pecans and a classic southern treat. With our easy pecan praline recipe you can make this melt-in-your-mouth candy at home anytime in less than an hour!
This unpretentious and completely irresistible pie is perfectly sweet and extra creamy with delicious pistachio flavor. This beautifully luscious pie consists of a shortbread cookie crust filled with a pistachio mousse that’s studded with sweet pineapple and topped with fresh whipped cream, toasted coconut, and crunchy pistachios for a treat that’s love at first bite.