Evaporated milk is a shelf-stable canned milk product with about 60% of the water removed. It’s used in all types of recipes, from pies to casseroles. And this instant dairy-free evaporated milk recipe works as a great substitute.
Instant Dairy-Free Evaporated Milk Substitute FAQs
To make your life easier, I’ve got answers for some of the most commonly asked questions about this instant dairy-free evaporated milk recipe.
What’s the Benefit of Using Dairy-Free Milk Powder?
Unlike other methods, you can quickly whip up this recipe any time you need it and in any amount. Dairy-free milk powder is shelf-stable, so it lasts for quite a while, and helps to prevent emergency trips to the store. This recipe also comes together in just minutes, and doesn’t require cooking.
Can I Simply Cook Down a Dairy-Free Milk Beverage?
Yes, you can! In fact, I have that recipe here. But, as mentioned above, this instant method with dairy-free milk powder is much quicker.
Will Coconut Milk Powder Work?
Yes and no. Coconut milk powder doesn’t thicken as much as some other dairy-free milk powders, but it is richer. You might need to add a little more coconut milk powder to get the right consistency, but you won’t need to add any buttery spread.
Are There Any Dairy-Free Evaporated Milk Products I Can Buy?
If you are looking for a coconut option, then there is canned evaporated coconut milk. But I have a little secret for you. You can just buy lite canned coconut milk. It’s cheaper, easier to find, and is essentially evaporated coconut milk. Lite coconut milk is a slightly bigger can, so you will have a little leftover if your recipe calls for 12 ounces or less.
Special Diet Notes: Instant Dairy-Free Evaporated Milk
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- Pour the hot water into your blender. Add the dairy-free milk powder and buttery spread, if using. Blend until well combined.
- Remove the center piece from the lid to let any steam escape before opening.
- Use as directed in recipes. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.