We've all been there: Partway through making a recipe, we realize we are missing an ingredient. Is there a substitute for evaporated milk, you wonder? Don't worry, you've got options.

By BH&G Food Editors

Evaporated milk is homogenized milk that has been cooked to reduce its water content by 60 percent. It has a slightly caramelized flavor that is hard to duplicate, but these substitutions will work in most recipes, including the most asked about substitute for evaporated milk in pumpkin pie.

For 1 cup of evaporated milk substitute:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
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