Out Of Evap? Here’s How To Make An Easy Substitute

If even the sari-sari store is out, get this instead!

IMAGE Burst from Pexels

Evaporated milk is an essential ingredient to leche flan, cheese puto, and other creamy kakanin recipes you want to make at home. It's this demand that can make it run out at your local supermarket or even your sari-sari store! 

If you ever have a need for evaporated milk and discover you're out, don't fret. There is an easy substitute you can make and use that doesn't require much effort nor hard-to-find ingredients. While you can make evaporated milk by simmering fresh milk until it's thickened slightly and reduced to almost 1/3 of what it originally was, there's an easier way to make it that doesn't that much work: mix water and powdered milk. 

Photo by zwei chen from Pixabay

If you think about it, powdered milk is a kind of concentrated milk since it's dried and powdered. All you have to do is reconstitute it to make into any liquid milk product. What's important is how much water you add in.   

Here's the right ratio to make a suitable evaporated milk substitute: 

MIx 1 1/2 cups warm water and 1 cup powdered milk. 

The key here to make sure that the water is warm. The warm water will make sure that all the milk solids dissolve well and that there are no solids that won't combine well. Once you have made your evaporated milk, let it cool to room temperature before using so everything in your batter will mix and blend well. 

Recommended Videos



Thinking about what to cook next? Join our Facebook group, Yummy Pinoy Cooking Club, to get more recipe ideas, share your own dishes, and find out what the rest of the community are making and eating!


Got your own version of the classic dishes? Pa-share naman! Get your recipe published on Yummy.ph by submitting your recipe here!

Comments. Join the discussion below!
Trending in Summit Network

This NEW Ice Cream Flavor Tastes Like Your Favorite Peanut Candy Bar!

This limited-edition flavor is available starting tomorrow!

No-Cook Pastillas Recipe

You have to make these if you love milky sweets!

This Couple Now Earns Six Figures A Month, Thanks To A P500 Coffee Course

Today, Coffee Code earns between P160,000 to P170,000 per month!

PBBM Orders Department of Agriculture to Prepare For Food Crisis

The president has plans to make sure food is affordable and available to all.
Load More