Evaporated Milk

Evaporated Milk- – Exactly as the name implies, evaporated milk is cooked until both the fat milk solids are twice the orignal level. Meaning: Milk contains both fat and non fat milk solids. Those levels are doubled due to the evaporating of the liquids.
So this product takes up half the space of fresh milk. This makes evaporated milk attractive for shipping purposes as it can have a shelf life of months or even years. This made evaporated milk very popular before refrigeration as a safe and reliable substitute for perishable fresh milk.
It is most often used today in desserts due to its unique flavor which is that of a slight caramel.
You can use evaporated milk in place of any liquid cream or milk component in a recipe, for example cheesecake would be a wonderful substitution to use evaporated milk rather than heavy cream (if the recipe calls for that).

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