No evaporated milk in the pantry? No worries, it’s easy to make your own Evaporated Milk Substitute! This evaporated milk substitute is dairy free!
I have not made any goodies with evaporated milk in eons, due to my current love- hate relationship with milk (I love it, it hates me 🙂 )! It honestly never dawned on me to just make my own evaporated milk substitute! This Evaporated Milk is made with almond milk so it is also vegan!
Did you realize that evaporated milk is just milk that has been cooked down and reduced, evaporating some of the water content out of it? (hence the name, evaporated milk!! 😂)
It dawned on me around Thanksgiving that I could just make my own evaporated milk with almond milk or cashew milk! I chose the almond milk because I think it has a more neutral flavor.
How to make this Dairy Free Evaporated Milk Sustitute
- Place 3 cups almond milk in medium saucepan.
- Cook down over medium low heat for 30 minutes- 1 hour, depending on how hot your burner is, stir it occasionally. Cook it down so that it is about half the amount you started with. I cooked mine on fairly low, because I didn’t want it burn, so it took a while.
That’s all there is to it! Put it on any time you will be home, so that you can stir it once in a while, but there is literally no hands on time!
What can you make with this dairy free evaporated milk substitute?
This pumpkin pie is a perfect recipe to use this evaporated milk substitute! It is creamy and delicious, just like traditional pumpkin pie!
Another great use for dairy free evaporated milk is a nice thick, creamy cheese sauce, like I made for this Spaghetti Casserole for Leftover Turkey or Ham!
Basically, evaporated milk can be used as a substitute for milk in any dish! It will just make the dish more rich! Use it in breads and baked goods in place of milk of water, to make a denser, richer textured bread.
I can’t wait to try more recipes with this easy evaporated milk substitute! What should I make next?
I hope you enjoyed the post today for this super easy Dairy Free Evaporated Milk Substitute! I will be making a great casserole for leftover turkey or ham from the holidays next week, with this, so stay tuned!
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Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
Tools I Use to Make Dairy Free Evaporated Milk
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Evaporated Milk Substitute
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
- Place almond milk in medium saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until reduced by half, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. (depending on the heat of your burner)
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