Evaporated milk is milk with 60% of its water removed that has been sterilized and canned. The sterilization process adds a caramel-like flavor; however evaporated milk is not sweetened. Evaporated milk is available in a variety of fat percentages.

Health considerations

Evaporated milk is a concentrated source of the nutrients present in the unevaporated milk. In the US, it must contain added vitamin D and may contain added vitamin A along with other additives such as emulsifiers and flavorings. See: Milk, cow’s.

Keep in mind

Evaporated milk is shelf-stable but has a shorter shelf-life than sweetened condensed milk.

May be found in

Prepared dishes, desserts, mashed potatoes, as a substitute for table cream or milk


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