Evaporated Milk Whipped Cream

Can you whip evaporated milk? You betcha!

Whipping evaporated milk seems to fail for many of my online brethren. Reports of sweetened soupy cream abound. There are two things going on here.

I think it is mostly a temperature thing. Just like regular whipping cream needs to be cold, so does evaporated milk, only more so. You really have to refrigerate the evaporated milk. It has to be cold. Put it in the coldest part of your refrigerator and let it stay there overnight. Put your mixing bowl and beaters right beside it. Yes. Really. Overnight.

The second difference between whipping evaporated milk and regular whipping cream? Fat. Whipping cream is approaching 40% fat, whereas evaporated milk is only about 7%. It takes all that fat to emulsify into a stiff whipped cream. Whipped cream made from evaporated milk will never be as stable as whipped cream made from heavy whipping cream.

You can take a look at the following video for evidence that this really can work. Notice that the splash ring on my [easyazon-link asin=”B0016KU16G” locale=”us”]Bosch mixer[/easyazon-link] has condensation on it from it having been in the ‘fridge overnight.

Also check out my chiffon cheesecake recipes for my primary use for this whipped cream:

Lemon Chiffon Cheesecake
Lime Chiffon Cheesecake
Orange Dreamsicle Cheesecake


2 comments on “Evaporated Milk Whipped Cream

  1. Hi, question for you. If I buy a new stove with electric coils which are with the sensor thing that is there by law to lower the temp of the coil. It came into effect as a law in 2018 I think. I use cast iron pans and I need the coil top rather than the glass and I cannot have a gas stove in my condo. Now i have recipes that I must turn my burner up when I make it and reading reviews these sensor coils turn down by themselves. Many people did not like this happening in the reviews.This happens for safety reasons but I cook safe anyway. Really do not want those but it is all that is out there. I read on some reviews that people got canning coils and replaced the sensor coils. I realize the manufacturer would maybe frown on it but if i owned it, I should be able to change it. Have you ever heard of this before? Help! thanks in advance for any help. Sonya Paulson

    • Sonya,

      I have no idea. My stove predates such things. My suspicion, however, is that the stove probably works fine. But I really don’t know.


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