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Condensed milk can be substituted for whole milk in some recipes. Since condensed milk contains a lot of added sugar it may not always be the best choice. Evaporated milk and water are another option. This is a page about substituting condensed milk for whole milk.
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April 26, 2015

So how much sweet condensed milk does it take to substitute whole milk?


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April 26, 20154 found this helpful
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Sweetened condensed milk cannot be substituted for whole milk. Condensed milk is milk that has been reduced and to which a great deal of sugar has been added. You can, however, substitute evaporated milk for whole milk. Just add the same amount of water as you have evaporated milk; example, 1 cup milk and 1 cup water. Hope this helps.

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April 28, 201510 found this helpful
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Condensed milk can be substituted for whole milk in recipes:
1 cup whole milk = 1/2 cup condensed milk + 1/2 cup water
As condensed milk is already sweetened, reduce the sugar in your recipe by 6 teaspoons for each change.

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June 3, 2017

How much sweetened condensed milk can I use to substitute for 1 cup of whole milk?


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June 3, 20171 found this helpful
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From Thrifty Fun: Sweetened condensed milk cannot be substituted for whole milk. Condensed milk is milk that has been reduced and to which a great deal of sugar has been added.

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You can, however, substitute evaporated milk for whole milk. Just add the same amount of water as you have evaporated milk; example, 1 cup milk and 1 cup water.

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June 4, 20170 found this helpful
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I believe you could only do this with certain types of recipes or you may have to just hope for the best outcome. Hopefully, you may also have a can of evaporated milk which is okay to substitute (1/1 milk/water ratio).

This is the answer most cooking sites will state:
Sweetened condensed milk cannot be substituted for whole milk. Condensed milk is milk that has been reduced and to which a great deal of sugar has been added. You can, however, substitute evaporated milk for whole milk. Just add the same amount of water as you have evaporated milk; example, 1 cup milk and 1 cup water.

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April 25, 2017

Can I use sweetened condensed milk in place of the whole milk and sugar in a pudding recipe? The recipe calls for 3 cups whole milk and 1 cup of sugar.


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April 25, 20170 found this helpful
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yes-use 1.25 cans

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March 12, 2021

I am not promoting any particular product. This question has been asked previously with only one answer that seems appropriate. Please read the question twice before leaping on the keyboard.

Can condensed milk be substituted for milk and sugar in a recipe? (i.e. as part of the 4 cups whole and 1 1/2 cup sugar in tapioca pudding.)

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March 12, 20210 found this helpful
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Okay - I read your question twice - but - I may still not answer your question correctly.
I have not cooked tapioca pudding in years but checking for answers to your question it appears that most cooks are using a combination of milk and condensed milk so from this I would say that trial and error on your part may be the only way for you to know for sure.

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I, personally, think it may be too thick if just using condensed milk.
Here is one recipe that I found (which I feel sure you may have already seen):
fast2eat.com/.../

This was interesting to me as they substitute evaporated milk for regular milk.
www.cookingmamas.com/.../

Hopefully, someone else will answer your question more fully.

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January 11, 2019

How much sweetened condensed milk should I use for 1/3 cup sugar and 2-3/4 cups milk?


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January 12, 20190 found this helpful

You cannot substitute. Sweetened condensed milk is milk that has been cooked down and has a lot of sugar added.

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January 13, 20190 found this helpful

This question has been asked on this site in the past and it seems there are differences of opinion as to whether this can be done.
Check out the answers:

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I believe that it is generally recommended to use evaporated milk as a substitute instead of condensed milk but maybe you only have condensed?

I know it will work with some recipes but not sure what you are making so read some of the answers and decide for yourself.

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January 23, 20190 found this helpful

I think the thing you want to do is make your own condensed milk at home v trying to just substitute.

Condensed milk has specific chemical and density specifications that cannot be replicated from just mixing them together. Plus, if you don't have dairy or sugar allergies or issues, why not just use the real thing?

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Here's a recipe
pinchandswirl.com/.../

basically you put the sugar and milk and some salt together and let it simmer till it reduces by over 50%

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February 22, 20193 found this helpful

I found on joyofbaking.com the ratios to use it. Since condensed milk has water removed, it must be replaced to use in the place of whole milk not forgetting the sweetness remember to decrease amount of sugar in recipe too unless you want very sweet.

And to answer why not just use regular milk instead question :. It is unfortunate but true that there are a lot of people in shoestring budgets or making use of food pantries to have enough food or help make it stretch. Being no shame in recieving help because truthfully in America there is enough food that no one should go hungry but they do.

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So we people have to become VERY resourceful and make use if the ingredients provided because pantry n fridge staples are missing or lacking thus the requirement of noncommon substitutions that will work knowing not for every recipe or preperation. We are required to think outside the box.

I know the question was old but current to me. Hope this helps somebody else.

Hope

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