How to make evaporated milk. What is evaporated milk Evaporated milk is simply milk that has 6. The resulting liquid takes on a slightly caramelised flavour, and is ideal for a range of dishes such as custards and desserts as it reduces the amount of cooking they need. How To Make Evaporated Milk With 2 MilkAlso, unlike milk, it will not curdle when acid is added, making it ideal for a range of sweets. What youll need. Step 1. Place 2 cups milk in a heavy based saucepan. Place a wooden skewer in the saucepan and make a mark where the top of the milk hits the skewer. Remove the skewer, add the remaining milk and, over a medium heat and using a silicon spatula, stir constantly until it comes to the boil. Immediately lower the heat to its lowest setting to prevent the milk from scorching. Step 2. Allow the milk to simmer, stirring every couple of minutes. As it cooks, regularly remove and discard the skin that forms on the top of the milk. To judge when its done, place the marked skewer in the milk. When it reaches the 2 cup mark its reduced by 6. Step 3. Strain the evaporated milk into a container and store in the fridge. Use within 1 week.