36 Recipes With Evaporated Milk

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This selection of 36 delicious recipes with evaporated milk are a great way to use up this pantry staple.

Broccoli and cheese, plate of cookies, piece of cake, and macaroni and cheese.


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 topped with whipped cream sitting on a white plate

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.
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Mickey Mouse Shaped Beignets sitting on a square black plate

Mickey Mouse Beignets

These Mickey beignets are crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside. This fun treat allows you to bring the magic of Disney to your own kitchen.
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Thai Iced Tea

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
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4 white bowls of zuppa toscano soup

Zuppa Toscana

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!
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2 white bowls of Broccoli Cheddar Soup garnished with cheese and broccoli.

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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.
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Minnesota Wild Rice Soup

Minnesota Wild Rice Soup is creamy and delicious with a rich broth and hearty wild rice. Perfect for a cozy, meatless meal!
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Smoked Queso Cheese Dip

Fire up the smoker and treat everybody to this amazing Smoked Queso Dip! Loaded with big and bold flavors, it’s always the hit of a party!
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White Cheddar Greek Style Mac and Cheese in a casserole dish

Greek Style Macaroni and Cheese

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!
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Baked Macaroni and Cheese in a square white casserole dish being spooned out

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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!
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Baked Spaghetti Casserole

Baked Spaghetti Casserole is perfect for a large crowd. Add chicken and cheese to make it extra flavorful for a meal anyone can enjoy.
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Cheeseburger mac and cheese.

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

This Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese Casserole is far superior to the boxed version! An easy recipe that only requires a few ingredients!
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Chocolate chip cookies with frosting on a plate.
5 from 4 votes

German Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

German Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies are as delicious as they sound! Chewy chocolate chip cookies topped with an incredible pecan-coconut frosting will remind you of German Chocolate cake. 
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Piece of chocolate cake on a plate.
4.98 from 48 votes

Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipe

Easy chocolate cherry cake is a moist and delicious chocolate cake filled with cherries and topped with chocolate ganache. A great cake for any occasion!
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crustless pumpkin pie with a small dollop of whipped cream on top on a white plate. A Green Pie Dish can be seen in the left back corner

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie with evaporated milk is a great alternative for those who trying to cut down on carbs around the holidays or for those with a gluten allergy.
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Mexican Sweet Corn Cake

Pan de Elote, or Mexican Sweet Corn Cake, is a yummy treat. Perfect for breakfast or as a dessert, it’s always delicious to eat.
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Coquito Tres Leches Cake

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.
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A loaf of pound cake sits on a wooden board along with two slices

Pound Cake

This Easy Homemade Pound Cake is a recipe that you’ll want to keep! It’s an easy pound cake loaf made with all butter and evaporated milk.
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Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern sweet potato pie recipe is a delicious additional to a seasonal and fall dessert table. This sweet potato pie is made with spices and evaporated milk which gives it a creamy richness.
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A edge piece of butterfinger cake

Butterfinger Cake

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!
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Fantasy Fudge

This Fantasy Fudge is a tried and true recipe that never fails! Evaporated milk fudge is a wonderful dessert to give as a gift or serve at a party.
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Square Pieces of Nut Goodie Bars stacked on top of each other on a plate

Nut Goodie Bars

These Nut Goodies bars are a creamy, crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth combination of chocolate and maple nougat!
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German Chocolate Brownie on a plate

German Chocolate Brownie Dessert

Make this decadent 3 layer German chocolate brownie dessert recipe.
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Pumpkin Biscoff Pie with Candied Pecans

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.
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German Chocolate Cupcakes

Delicious chocolate cake topped with an irresistible homemade coconut pecan frosting. If you’ve never had homemade German chocolate cake you are in for a treat!
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Two cones of mint Oreo Ice Cream lay flat on the counter

Mint Oreo Ice Cream

This delicious, creamy, mint Oreo ice cream recipe is so easy to make! It’s egg-free with only 5 ingredients and no ice cream maker required!
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Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert in a glass baking dish

Buster Bar Ice Cream

This decadent layered Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert was inspired by Dairy Queen’s famous Buster Bar. This layered ice cream dessert has a decadent homemade fudge topping.
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7 Layer Bars

With a rich, buttery graham cracker crust and a salty-sweet topping loaded with chocolate chips, butterscotch, coconut, and chopped nuts, this bar cookie recipe is checking all the flavor boxes.
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Pecan Praline

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!
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A slice of a chocolate flan site on a plate, the whole flan can be seen on a cake stand in the background

Chocolate Flan

Chocoflan Cake Recipe – this easy latin cake is moist and delicious. A combination of flan and chocolate cake with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Perfect dessert!
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Pistachio Cream Pie

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.
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Pumpkin Praline Pie topped with whipped cream sitting on a round white plate

Pumpkin Praline Pie

A richly spiced pumpkin custard layer is topped with a sticky sweet pecan praline and baked to perfection. This Praline Pumpkin Pie takes this Thanksgiving standard to a delicious new level!
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Frozen Key Lime Pie

Calling all key lime lovers! This easy Frozen Key Lime Pie is a perfect summer dessert. It’s whipped together in 15 minutes and will cool down your day with tangy sweetness.
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Mug of hot chocolate and whipped cream.

Traditional Hot Cocoa Recipe

This creamy hot chocolate with evaporated milk is simple to make and so much better than the powdered mix.
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Bowl of rice pudding with cinnamon stick.

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

This easy slow cooker rice pudding with evaporated milk can be made in the slow cooker. Creamy rice pudding is a simple, creamy and comforting dessert.
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Caramel sauce in a jar.

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce with evaporated milk is super creamy and delicious. A foolproof recipe that tastes great on ice cream, cake, brownies and more.
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Broccoli with cheese sauce.

Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Broccoli with cheese sauce is a classic side dish. Crisp tender broccoli florets are covered with a creamy, cheese sauce made with evaporated milk and cheese.
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Did you try any of these recipes? Let me know which one in the comments.


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