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Dec 1, 2010 06:26 AM

Using up Evaporated Milk

I have about 2/3 of a cup of low fat evaporated milk leftover from the pumpkin pie that I made last week. It is currently in the freezer. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to use it, other than in another pumpkin pie? Ideally I'd like to use it either in some sort of quick bread or muffin recipe -- something relatively easy to make. Thanks.

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  1. You can use it by itself or combined with other milk in any recipe that calls for milk.

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    1. re: todao

      Todao - Do you agree with Greygarious that it should be diluted with water 1-for-1 when substituting it for "milk" in a recipe, or can I just use the evaporated milk straight? I'm about to embark on a fair amount of cookie making and know that some of those recipes call for milk.

      1. re: masha

        No, I don't agree. Not that it can't be done. Diluting it to that consistency creates a solution that is closer to low fat milk and some prefer to use that consistency. But I like the richness of evaporated milk in baked goods so I don't usually dilute it with water. I do, however, extend it somewhat when I'm short on evaporated milk by adding a bit of whole milk (or even low fat milk) to get enough milk liquid to meet the demands of a particular recipe.

    2. DIluting with an equal volume of water gives you the equivalent of ordinary (low-fat, in this case) milk. Since it has a cooked taste, I wouldn't drink it straight, but use it for mashed potatoes, sauces, or any baking involving milk.

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      1. re: greygarious

        I second the mashed potatoes. Richer than milk, less calories than half and half.

        1. re: Vetter

          Seconded! Specifically, this Alton Brown stovetop mac and cheese. It is socks-removing:

          1. re: auds

            Thanks but my husband has the monopoly on making mac & cheese in our household, according to a recipe that I do not even know. As indicated in my original post, I am thinking along the lines of using it up in baking.

          1. re: BigSal

            funny - that is what brought me to this thread - I made that meatloaf a couple of days ago - EXCELLENT! - and now am looking on ways to use up the balance of the can!

          2. Cook your morning oatmeal with it.