Evaporated milk is produced from skimmed milk by heating it under reduced pressure until almost all the moisture has been removed. It is used mainly as a substitute for cream in baking recipes.
In this brief guide, we will answer the question, ‘how many cups are equal to a can of evaporated milk?’. We will discuss the 2 common variants of evaporated milk cans. We will also delve into the discussion of units in milliliters and fluid ounces and how some quantities translate to cups of evaporated milk.
How many cups are equal to a can of evaporated milk?
A can of evaporated milk is equal to 2/3 cups which is in a 5 oz or 2/3 cups in a 12 oz can.
Evaporated milk is a reduced form of milk. Through evaporation or a vacuum procedure, 50-60 percent of the volume is removed and 40 percent remains. Evaporated milk is also referred to as condensed milk; it is a part of many recipes as a core ingredient.
Evaporated Milk in Oz
There are two canned variants for evaporated milk; 5 oz or 12 oz.
5 ounces of evaporated milk translates to 5/8 cups while 12 ounces to 1 1/2 cups.
5 Ounces are equal to 0.625 Cups while 12 Ounces are equal to 1.5 Cups. An ounce is equal to 12.4 percent of a cup.
Evaporated Milk in ml
A cup of milk is equal to 250 ml or 8 oz. A small tin of evaporated milk is 150 ml = 5 oz and the large can is equal to 350 ml or 12 oz. 12 Ounces are equal to 340 grams or 375 ml which is 1 2/3 cups.
The most popular brand of evaporated milk; Nestle incarnation Evaporated Milk has 12 oz which translates to 354 ml.
How to reconstitute evaporated milk?
There are 2 variants to the method of reconstituting evaporated milk. You either add water only or a longer alternate that will help the milk retain an optimal quality.
If you need to recover evaporated milk, you could simply add the water that was previously removed by evaporation. The 60 percent of the water that was evaporated could be added back to get the desired consistency of milk. To make the milk homogenous, you could use an egg beater and whip while gradually adding water to it.
You could just round off the evaporated amount of water and assume it to be at 50 percent. According to this hypothesis, you could just add the exact amount of water as the evaporated milk to reconstitute it. By adding the same amount of water, it is easier to measure and works just as fine as getting the exact volume of milk.
To reconstitute a 5 oz can have evaporated milk, simply add 5 ounces of water, while to reconstitute a 12-ounce can add 12 ounces of water. Hence the 5 oz evaporated milk can, become 10 ounces of milk or 1 ¼ cups of milk. while the 12 oz can be a total of 24 ounces or 3 cups of milk.
In case you need to make up any other quantity of milk, start with the end in mind. If you want ¾ cup of reconstituted milk, it will be hard to measure, and use 3/8 cups of water and 3/8 cups of evaporated milk. Instead, opt for whole figures such as an entire cup instead of difficult fractions. If you round off to a cup instead of ¾, you will then need half and half or evaporated milk and water.
Similarly, if you need less than or around half a cup of reconstituted milk, just use ¼ cup of evaporated and ¼ cup of water.
In the other method, if you use 1 cup which is equal to 8 oz or 250 ml evaporated milk, you need the same amount of water. You also need a cup of dry powdered milk which will be around 4.5 oz or 125 grams.
In the third method, you need twice the amount of fresh milk than the evaporated milk. Put it on the stove and let it evaporate until half of it remains.
How to substitute evaporated milk?
A cup of evaporated milk has around 250 ml. IF you do not have any or sufficient amount of evaporated milk, you could use a substitution. To substitute a cup of evaporated milk use any of the following:
Use half the condensed milk and half water.
Use a cup of heavy cream.
Use a cup of full-fat milk.
Take 2 ¼ cups of whole milk, and simmer it on low flame to concentrate it, until only a cup is left.