Delicious, useful and nostalgic, condensed and evaporated milk are useful additions to any pantry. The main difference between them is sugar.
What is condensed milk?
Condensed milk is made by removing most of the water content from regular milk and then adding sugar. This results in a thick, sweet, and viscous liquid.
It typically contains about 40-45% sugar by weight and makes it ideal for fudge and desserts like no-churn ice cream and banoffee pie or for making traditional sweet Vietnamese coffee.
What is evaporated milk?
Evaporated milk, on the other hand, has no added sugar and a thinner consistency, closer to pouring cream, making it ideal for use in creamy soups, sauces and casseroles or as a substitute for fresh cream over fruit or crumble.
Try both evaporated and condensed milk together to bake the moreish Mexican classic, tres leches cake.