You’re going to love these Mexican Evaporated Milk Recipes. There are many yummy dishes that start with a can of this pantry staple.
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You’ll be surprised what you can whip up with this wonderful ingredient straight from your cupboard.
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What is it?
Evaporated Milk is milk that has been reduced down and has a longer shelf life.
It was invented by chefs who wanted to extend the life of milk during Transatlantic trips.
How to Make It?
- Add milk to a medium-sized stock pot.
- Cook for 25 minutes.
- Stir to keep it from boiling.
Evaporated milk is basically milk that had the water evaporated out of it. You can use it in just about any recipe that calls for milk. Yes, even cereal.
A good substitute for evaporated milk is vanilla-flavored soy milk or almond milk.
Use ¾ of however much evaporated milk is needed.
Evaporated milk vs Condensed milk
- Condensed milk is basically evaporated milk with sugar.
- If a recipe calls for evaporated milk, you can NOT substitute it with condensed milk. You can, however, substitute condensed milk with evaporated milk plus sugar.
How to Use It?
- Some people will add water back to the evaporated milk, mix, and then use it as regular milk.
- Or, just use it as.
Mexican Evaporated Milk recipes are not all desserts. They range from sweet to savory. There’s a sweetness and creaminess in this simple pantry staple that just can’t be beat.
Check out these Mexican Evaporated Milk Recipes. There’s something for everyone!
Of all the Mexican Evaporated Milk Recipe, this one goes straight to the top. Pastel de Tres Leches (or Mexican Three Milk Cake) is a sweet, moist, sheet cake.
Evaporated milk is one of the three milks that makes up this decadent dessert.
Top with whipped cream and fresh fruit and ENJOY!
Mexican Flan never fails to impress. Rich, creamy, and decadent. That caramel sauce will make you swoon.
Camarones en Crema Chipotle is a YUMMY dish made of juicy shrimp in a creamy chipotle sauce. It’ll make you want to lick your plate clean!
Pan de Elote is a soft, moist corn cake. It’s Mexico’s version of corn bread. For breakfast or dessert, this cake is always a welcomed treat.
Mexican Conchas is Mexican Sweet Bread at its best. Soft, tender, moist bread with a sugary topping shaped like a seashell.
Chicken Poblano is a delicious dinner idea that will make you feel like you’re dining at a fancy restaurant. The perfect recipe to make any day of the week.
Agua de Platano (or Banana Agua Fresca) is a sweet and refreshing drink. Sure to hit the spot on warm days.
Carlota de Limon is a rich and delicious, Mexican icebox cake. Layers and layers of cookies and a creamy, lime sauce. The best of the best of decadent desserts.
Arroz con Leche is the ultimate sweet tooth fix. A rich and creamy Mexican dessert made in one pot that will leave your belly satisfied but always wanting more..
Roasted Poblano Corn Soup is thick and hearty. Creamy and 100% delicious with each spoonful.
Pumpkin Arroz con Leche is a creamy and decadent dessert. So yummy and so delicious. Be sure to make a big batch. It’ll be gone in flash!
Carlota de Fresa is an incredibly yummy Mexican dessert. It consists of layers of cookies with a creamy sauce and fresh strawberries.
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