How to Make Evaporated Milk from Powdered Milk
To know how to make evaporated milk at home, it is important that before hand you understand what it is and how it differs from condensed milk. This is a type of concentrated and dehydrated milk which has had more than half its water content taken away. Unlike condensed milk this contains no sugar nor has it such a thick and creamy texture. It is used to prepare a myriad of desserts and cakes or even sauces. If you have found this ingredient in many recipes and do not know how to get it why not prepare it yourself? Keep reading this OneHowTo article and discover how to make evaporated milk from powdered milk.
There are several methods of making evaporated milk, you can make it from whole milk or from the powdered version. We will explain each process so you can select whichever one you prefer. We'll start with the one using whole milk. To do this, pour a litre of milk in a pot with a wide mouth. The smaller it is the harder it will be to evaporate.
Heat it over medium-high until boiling. If you do not have an induction hob and use gas instead, when the milk reaches boiling point you must place a heat diffuser between the stove and pot. You must stir occasionally with a wooden spoon or spatula to prevent cream lumps from forming. Lower the heat slightly and let the milk evaporate for an hour and a half.
After this time, remove from heat, let it become tepid and pass it through the strainer to remove lumps. Your evaporated milk made from whole milk is now ready! Now you can use it or store it in a sealable jar, previously sterilized. You see, this is a very simple method, now lets see the other method.
The second form of making evaporated milk consist in adding the milk, water and butter in a pot, also with a wide mouth. The butter should be at room temperature. Heat it over a medium-high heat until all ingredients are dissolved and integrated properly. Stir with a spoon.
When you have this ready remove from the heat, let it become tepid and place it in a blender or high bowl to blend it. You will whisk or blend the mixture for two minutes at medium speed so to have all ingredients mixed properly. You will see that when blending, the milk goes over the edge of the container, that is why you should use a high container.
And ready! This is also a very simple process and much faster than before. Although the results are very similar, the product quality obtained from the longer method, the evaporation of whole milk, is somewhat better. However, if you need to prepare evaporated milk at home quickly and effectively for a dessert the second recipe is an ideal choice.
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