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Old 10-13-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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Evaporated vs Condensed milk

Hi can you substitute evaporated milk for condensed milk. In Greece the condensed milk is sickeningly sweet and I just can't bring myself to use it.

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Old 10-13-2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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In a broad sense I would say no. Then again, depending on the recipe a subsitution may could be worked out.

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Old 10-13-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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The difference between the two is the sugar in the condensed milk. If a recipe calls for condensed milk and you use evap milk instead, there won't be enough sugar in the recipe to make it right.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Yes - condensed milk is sweet and evaporated milk is not, but they are both rich and high in butterfat. But like Andy said - condensed milk is normally called for when the sweetness is needed in the recipe.
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the recipe is for fudge and it has lots of sugar, corn syrup, and marshmallows..if I use the condensed milk....my goodness, my teeth will get cavities before I actually eat it.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:36 PM   #6
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Fudge is a very sweet candy. Have you made this recipe and find it too sweet or does it just sound like it will be too sweet?
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No I haven't tried it yet. I know fudge is sweet. I can fondly remember it when I was a child living in the states. But this recipe is super sweet.
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:02 PM   #8
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I don't know what to tell you. If you have decided the recipe is too sweet without having tried it, make it with evaporated milk. It will work in the recipe as a sub for condensed but the sweetness will differ.

You could also cut back on the other sweetners in the recipe.

If this recipe is not from a trusted source, perhaps you should look for another recipe.
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That's some good advice. Thanks for your help.!!!!
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That's some good advice. Thanks for your help.!!!!

Good Luck. Let us know how it turns out.
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