Can I substitute fat-free evaporated milk for heavy cream?  

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Evaporated skim milk is creamier and richer than fresh skim milk, but it won't whip or thicken the way cream does. It really depends what function the cream has in your recipe. If heavy cream is a liquid ingredient in a baked good, you should be okay.

For more tips on using evaporated milk in recipes, see 7 Ways with Evaporated Milk.

Marge Perry
Sep, 2011
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