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Candy Cane Fudge Not Setting?

I made candy cane fudge, and it isn't setting! I substituted condensed milk for sweetened condensed milk, but I used an online recipe and added sugar for the condensed milk. Should I reheat it? Or add powdered sugar to it?

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By Lily M

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December 20, 20131 found this helpful
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I am assuming that the milk substitution was not part of the recipe you followed. It sounds like you substituted evaporated milk for the condensed milk. If that is correct, you won't be able to get the fudge to set up no matter what you do. Evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk are in no way the same product.

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December 16, 20160 found this helpful

yes but making sweetened condensed milk is evaporated milk and sugar

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November 28, 20170 found this helpful

I did the same thing. And 2 cans of sweetened condensed mil, it still wont set up. Am going to try powdered sugar or make rum balls.

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April 27, 20200 found this helpful

I made fudge last week from evap milk recipe & it set fine.

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March 4, 20200 found this helpful

Im not certain whether you are confusing evaporated milk with condensed milk (two very different products), or if you are assuming that if a can of condensed milk doesnt say sweetened condensed milk, that it doesnt contain sugar.

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Condensed milk, by definition, is a product that is made by combining milk with a great deal of sugar, and then reducing it using heat. I have come across a reduced sugar version, in which some of the sugar is substituted with artificial sweetener and a thickening agent, but Im not sure whether it would work perfectly in all recipes which call for condensed milk, or not. I did use some to make ice cream, and that was delicious!

Evaporated milk, on the other hand, never comes with added sugar.

I have seen some confusion about these two types of milk products a few times online, over the years, so I hope that this helps to clarify things, for anyone here who may not have known.

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