Donair sauce is as east coast as it gets. This sweet, sour, garlicky sauce is used for many east coast delicacies including The Donair, Garlic Fingers, and.. well thats really it. But it’s delicious and is so easy to make.

A close up shot of a garlic finger being dipped into Donair Sauce

What is a donair?

The Halifax Donair is a dish of legend. Basically a donair is pita stuffed with thinly sliced, heavily spiced, beef that is cooked on a rotating spit. It is then topped with onions, tomatoes, and this wonderful white sauce.

A close up shot of a cup of Donair Sauce on a helping of garlic fingers

What is donair sauce?

A mixture of evaporated milk, white vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, and salt. Simply mix all of those ingredients together, allow them to curdle, then slowly stir. That is it. Might sound a little strange if you have never tried, but I am telling you.. Dip a garlic finger into that sauce and tell me that isn’t a perfect bite of food. Oh by the way, check out my homemade garlic finger recipe here.

The Best Way to Reheat Donair Sauce?

I get asked tis question all the time, and the answer is you don’t. Donair sauce isn’t men’t to be warmed or hot. The only time it should be warm is if it was next to the pizza when being delivered to you!

Andy making donair sauce

Other great sauces to check out!

If you liked the sound of this recipe, here are a few other recipes that should be on your must make list!


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Donair sauce

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 300 mls


  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 tbs white vinegar


  • In a bowl mix together the evaporated milk, sugar, garlic powder. Next add in the white vinegar a tablespoon at a time. Do not stir immediately. Let the milk curdle slightly, and then gently stir after 3 minutes. This is all about making the sauce nice and creamy. Thats it! Enjoy!
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