Evaporated or condensed milk? How do you know what a recipe calls for or even what the difference is?
Evaporated milk is made using whole milk and boiled until roughly 60% of the water content has evaporated. It is best for teas, coffees or used in bakes.
Condensed milk is made in a similar fashion, however, has sugar added to it before the boiling process, giving it an even sweeter, thicker mixture. This milk is suited for fudges, caramels, and other thick sauces.
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Both varieties have a longer shelf-life than normal milk thanks to their concentrated forms.