What is Eagle Brand®?
Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk is a concentrated blend of natural ingredients evaporated whole milk and cane sugar, condensed by a special vacuum cooking process. It is entirely different from evaporated milk and one cannot substitute evaporated milk for sweetened condensed milk in a recipe.
How does it work?
Because it's a precooked blend of milk and sugar, Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk lends an unbeatable creamy smooth texture to your favourite desserts – cheesecakes, pies, chewy bars and squares, velvety truffles and luscious smoothies – and makes baking a quick, easy and fun occasion for bakers whether novice or experienced. Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk actually makes baking "foolproof". That's why we call it "the magic ingredient".
What Eagle Brand® does well?
With the addition of acidic fruit juices, Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk thickens almost magically to form delicious pie and tarte fillings, puddings and desserts, without cooking! Lemon juice or orange juice concentrate work the best.
When heated with chocolate, Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk quickly thickens to a velvety smooth consistency for candies and sauces that are never grainy or long-cooking. There is no need for constant stirring or a candy thermometer.
Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk makes the most creamy caramel for sauces, candies and pie fillings, just by adding heat! See the section on "Caramelization" in our baking tips section.
The thick creamy consistency of Eagle Brand® sweetened condensed milk also helps to minimize the formation of large ice crystals in ice creams and frozen desserts.