Can I Substitute Evaporated Milk for Whole Milk?

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For each cup of whole milk called for in a recipe, substitute one-half cup of evaporated milk and one-half cup of water to achieve the same creaminess and richness of whole milk.

To add extra richness and creaminess to a dish, use an equal amount of evaporated milk in place of whole milk.

Evaporated milk is made from heating either whole milk or skim milk until approximately 60 percent of the water that is present in the milk has evaporated. The evaporated milk is then poured into cans, sealed and re-heated to eradicate any bacteria that might be present in the milk.