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#1 of 11 Old 11-19-2007, 08:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm making a chocolate pecan pie for Thanksgiving, but it calls for evaporated milk. Is this absolutely necessary, or could I use rice milk? I read that someone else used coconut milk as a evaporated milk substitute...would that work? I'm not sure what the purpose of evaporated milk is, so I don't really know where to start with finding something else to use...

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Evaporated milk is basically milk in which 50% (I think) of the water has been evaporated -- so it is kind of like cream in that it is thick, but it is not cream....basically concentrated milk if you will (disregard if you already know this, I was just segueing into my point

Maybe like a vegan *cream* would work? A thick milk-like replacement? Coconut milk could work, it has about the same consistency but I dunno about the coconutty flavor, it might be too much but probably would taste really awesome.

Good luck I am sure it will be just lovely!

ETA: I think rice milk will be way too thin imo
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I've used rice milk in place of evaporated milk in pumpkin pie, but I use less- 8oz of rice milk in place of a 12oz can of evaporated milk.

I'm not familiar with the particular recipe you're using, so I don't know if you really need the moisture or the fat in the recipe. But just hearing the words "chocolate" and "pecan" makes me think coconut milk work just fine!

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Found one!

http://www.veganwolf.com/vegan_cooki...porated%20Milk

Hope that helps anyone else who may be looking, too.

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Found one!

http://www.veganwolf.com/vegan_cooki...porated%20Milk

Hope that helps anyone else who may be looking, too.
This site looks great, thanks for posting it!
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I'm not vegan, nor have I ever tried this, but would coconut milk work? Coconut milk is pretty thick......
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In The Joy of Vegan Baking, Colleen suggests using an unsweetened non-dairy milk and adding a thickener like arrowroot, kudzu etc.
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Subbing because I was just about to post this exact question! I have a recipe for a yummy corn chowder that I just love, but it calls for evaporated milk and I figured out recently that DS is dairy allergic.

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I know this is a bit late but I just stubbled upon this.
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Use cashew cream.  Use one cup of soaked cashews, drain, then put in blender or vitamix covered with cold water.

Blend.

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