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My icing recipe for German chocolate cake pecan icing calls for evaporated milk, but I only have condensed milk. Can I use the condensed milk instead?

If so, do I need to make any adjustments to it?

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Yes you can.

  • If you have unsweetened condensed milk, that is another name for evaporated milk and they are interchangeable.


  • If you have sweetened condensed milk, you can use one 14 oz can to replace one cup of evaporated milk and one cup of granulated sugar.
  • By 'oz' do you mean weight ounces, or fluid ounces? I ask because the other two measurements you gave are both cups (volume based). Better safe than sorry. – mech May 13 '18 at 0:46
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    @mech I was referring to a particular can size which is stated as 14 oz. on the label. – Debbie M. May 13 '18 at 1:03
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    @mech It would be fluid ounces. – Cindy May 14 at 9:41
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Yes, you can. Condensed milk and evaporated milk have the same consistency (almost) simply because both of them are made by the same process of evaporating 60% of the water content but the similarity ends there. Because sweet condensed milk contains added sugar you can substitute condensed milk with evaporated milk by adding some sugar in it.

  • Hi Madison and welcome! The last sentence of your answer is confusing and, in fact, opposite of what your linked reference states. Please edit to correct the provided information. – Cindy May 14 at 9:39

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