What is Evaporated Milk?

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  • 1 min read October 16, 2017

Evaporated milk is regular cow’s milk that’s been thickened by evaporation, which removes about 60 percent of the water from the milk.

It’s then homogenized, fortified with vitamin D and vacuum-sealed into cans.

Evaporated milk may also have added vitamin A, and it usually contains 6.5 percent fat or less. There is also a fat-free variety that’s made from fat-free (skim or non-fat) milk, instead of whole milk, which contains 0.5 percent fat or less.

Unlike sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk doesn’t contain sugar, but both are great to have on hand for cooking and baking.

Looking for some ways to use evaporated milk? Check out these recipes: