Making your own evaporated or canned milk is super easy and inexpensive! If you already keep powdered milk on hand in your pantry, then you can make evaporated milk. Evaporated milk, is regular milk with 60 % of it's water removed.
Many baking and cooking recipes like Crockpot Mac-n-Cheese require evaporated milk, because of it's reduced water content. If you find you need it, and don't have a can just follow this simple recipe. a typical can of milk is 12 oz. so make 1 full + another 1/2 of the recipe below to equal 12 oz.
Evaporated Milkmakes 1 cup. (8 oz.)
2/3 cup powdered milk
3/4 cup water.
Mix well and then ready to use.
Jan's tip: this recipe is for fat free evaporated milk. If your recipe calls for evaporated whole milk, then add 2 Tblsp. melted butter/margarine to the recipe to add in a bit of the fat that has been removed from the powdered milk.
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