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Milk, sweetened condensed

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Condensed milk, also known as sweetened condensed milk, is cow's milk from which water has been removed and to which sugar has been added, yielding a very thick, sweet product which when canned can last for years without refrigeration if unopened.

The two terms, condensed milk and sweetened condensed milk, have become synonymous. Though there have been unsweetened condensed milk products, today these are uncommon.

Raw milk is clarified and standardized , and then is heated to 85-90 °C for several seconds. This heating destroys some microorganisms, decreases fat separation and inhibits oxidation. Some water is evaporated from the milk and sugar is added to approximately 45%. This sugar is what extends the shelf life of sweetened condensed milk.

Condensed milk is used in recipes for the popular Brazilian candy brigadeiro in which condensed milk is the main ingredient (the most famous condensed milk brand in Brazil is Moça [ˈmosɐ], local version of Swiss Milch Mädchen marketed by Nestlé), lemon meringue pie, key lime pie,caramel candies and other desserts.

Condensed milk is drunk before most professional football games in the UK.

In New Orleans, it is commonly used as a topping on top of a chocolate or similar cream flavor snowball.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (306g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 982Calories from Fat 239
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 26.6g 41%
Saturated Fat 16.8g 84%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 388mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 166.5g 55%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 166.5
Protein 24.2g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 87% Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Milk, sweetened condensed is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Milk, sweetened condensed is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does milk, sweetened condensed weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 306
1 fl oz 38

In Chinese:牛奶,甜炼乳
British (UK) term: Milk, sweetened condensed
en français:lait concentré sucré
en español:leche condensada azucarada

Recipes using milk, sweetened condensed

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