Your Guide to Incredibly Delicious Coffee with Evaporated Milk

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Evaporated milk is an excellent substitute for other types of milk if you want to add a slight creaminess to your coffee. It’s not only easy to heat up and use in recipes, but it also contains more calcium than regular milk, and it’s just easier to digest.

Are you looking for a way to kick your morning off with some serious pep? Try adding evaporated milk to your coffee. Not only will it give you the caffeine boost that you’re looking for, but it will also add an extra layer of flavor that makes this drink genuinely irresistible.

How to Make Coffee with Evaporated Milk

Coffee with Evaporated Milk

You’re in the mood for a cup of coffee, but you want something more than just a plain old drip. It would help if you had something that would have some flavor–something with a bit of extra kick. Well, this blog post is designed to give you all the tools and tricks to make your delicious coffee at home using evaporated milk! So without further ado… let’s get into it!

What is Evaporated Milk?

Evaporated milk is an unsweetened, non-homogenized canned or glass container of cow’s milk that has been heated to remove 60% of the water. It differs from condensed milk in this respect as it contains more sugar and fat than cream. The can must be stored unopened at room temperature until opened; it should be kept refrigerated after opening. Once opened, it can be used for cooking or drinking.

The difference between evaporated milk and condensed milk is that 60% of its water is removed. In comparison, the latter only removes 50%, leaving a product containing more sugar and fat than cream. Therefore, evaporated milk must always be stored at room temperature before and after opening and should be kept in the refrigerator once opened.

Evaporated milk is also an excellent substitute for cream. It has almost 60 percent of the calories in regular milk, but it also packs more than double the amount of protein! In addition, evaporated milk contains approximately 40% fat and has half as much lactose as fresh whole milk, making it easier to digest.

How does evaporated milk pair with coffee?

Evaporated milk is not a new concept. It’s been around for almost two centuries and has made its way to many kitchens worldwide. As far as pairing with coffee goes, it’s not an unheard-of concept. You may have seen it in the coffee aisle at your local grocery store or on some restaurant menus before.

Adding evaporated milk to coffee is a brilliant way to tame the bitterness of solid coffee without adding actual cream. It also adds a nice sweetness that doesn’t make your brew too heavy or syrupy, which results in it not being too demanding on your stomach.

Plus, if you substitute whole milk for evaporated milk to brew your favorite coffee drinks, you’ll be doing your body a favor by adding more calcium and protein to your beverage.

Evaporated milk is excellent for any time of day! Drink it plain, use it in coffee, or add some sugar and make yourself an afternoon treat with the creamy goodness that only evaporated milk can bring.

How to Make Coffee with Evaporated Milk

Coffee with milk

The first thing you need to note is how to steam your evaporated milk for coffee.

When using evaporated milk to make your coffee, you need to heat it in the microwave or stove. To do this for either method, all you have to do is pour some into a small saucepan and heat it over medium-low until hot enough.

Once heated, thoroughly stir it so that there are no clumps of cold evaporated milk left sitting at the bottom of your cup. If microwaving, be sure to stir and stop every 30 seconds or so to measure temperature with a cooking thermometer (if no thermometer, wait till it starts steaming). As soon as it’s hot enough, please remove it from the microwave and give another good mix into your mug/cup.

Next, you need to understand how much evaporated milk to use.

Add about a tablespoon and a half (or three teaspoons) into the mug for every cup of coffee you want to make using evaporated milk. Then, pour your hot coffee over it slowly while constantly stirring until all is mixed together well. 

You can also mix it in advance if it’s easier to add the coffee as long as there are no lumps present. This will ensure even distribution throughout your drink instead of ending up with some vital tasting areas next to those without any at all or vice versa, which would be unpleasant-tasting for sure!

Can I steam evaporated milk using an espresso machine?

You could use the steam wand of an espresso machine if you wanted to. However, you would need to use the steam wand directly on top of your milk. You should not try and put it into an espresso cup or mug because that will cause the contents inside your vessel to get too hot. This is what causes some people’s glasses to break when they are used for this purpose.

Dalgona Coffee with Evaporated Milk: The Ultimate Recipe

Dalgona coffee became a trend super fast and for a good reason!

It is a delicious coffee drink that can be made with any milk you want, but the best results come from evaporated or condensed. Follow this recipe, and your friends will love it!

  • Instant coffee
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Milk for frothing/foaming
  1. Place a tablespoonful of sugar into a cup, then add about ½ tablespoons of sweetened evaporated milk on top;
  2. Fill the rest of the cup up until there’s around half an inch from the top; pour hot water over it and stir well until you get nice foam at the surface; finally, add two teaspoons full of instant coffee and mix well.
  3. For an iced version, after mixing the ingredients in the cup, pour it over ice cubes or crushed ice; you can also add some condensed milk to give it a sweet taste which is very common with this drink.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is evaporated milk good in coffee?

Yes, it is the best way to get calcium and vitamin D into your diet if you don’t drink much dairy milk. I love using non-dairy milk like soy, almond, oat, etc., but they aren’t rich enough for me sometimes, so I go with half & half instead of cream when it’s available (gives a similar richness).

And then other times I mix them because why not!? But seriously… there are all sorts of perks to drinking full-fat regular black coffee – even though people think low fat/no fat stuff tastes better. Trust me on this one!

Will evaporated milk curdle in coffee?

No, you don’t have to worry about that. Evaporated milk is made of homogenized and pasteurized milk with 60% less water than regular milk, so the casein protein that causes curdling has had most of its weight removed due to this process. This means you can add evaporated milk to your coffee without worrying about it separating into lumps or having a weird taste because of the proteins!

Is evaporated milk the same as creamer?

They are not the same thing, but I know some people will ask if they can be used interchangeably.

Evaporated milk is whole or low-fat milk with 60% of the water removed from it. It comes in an unsweetened form (just like cream) and has a shelf life of around two years – although you’ll find them at room temperature for months on end with no noticeable changes to taste, color, etc.

Evaporated milk must contain added vitamin d. Compared to creamer, a liquid mixture containing water, oil, and milk protein is used as an additive in coffee or tea. Creamers have a much shorter shelf life of just about 90 days – but can last for five years if kept at room temperature before being opened, then still around two years after opening.

Evaporated milk has a more similar taste to cream than creamer does. It’s also thicker, so it works better in recipes where you’d want the rich flavor or thickness from regular dairy products.

In summary: evaporated milk comes from whole/low fat cow’s milk, while creamer comes from fractions of low-fat cows’ milk plus added oils and emulsifiers (soy lecithin) that help keep it from separating.

Last Thoughts

All in all, the benefits of evaporated milk are plentiful. It’s delicious, easy to make, and you can use it for more than just coffee! So you should give this recipe a try if you’re looking for a delicious way to drink your morning cup o’ joe.

So what do you think? Are we convinced yet that evaporated milk is good in coffee? I’ll let you be the judge!

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