If you're not familiar with evaporated milk, also known as dehydrated milk is a shelf stable canned milk product made with approximately 60% of the water removed from fresh milk. It's not the same thing as condensed milk which contains sugar. Evaporated milk has been condensed to a 50/50 concentration.
If you have a recipe that is calling for evaporated milk and you
don't have any on hand, here's how to quickly make the equivalent of one 12oz can (by volume):
1 1/4 cups water
1 c. Dry Powdered Milk
Combine the two ingredients with a whisk until the powdered milk is fully dissolved. That's it! Now use it in any recipe calling for evaporated milk.
This works well in chowder recipes, pumpkin pie and any other recipe calling for evaporated milk.
If your recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, you can make your own.