Product FAQs

How long can I keep Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk on my pantry shelf?

Unopened and stored in a cool, dry area, Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk will last for about two years. Please refer to the Best If Used By date on the bottom of the can.


How do I store unused Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk?

We recommend you store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Puedes mantenerla en el refrigerador durante 3 a 4 días.


Can the color of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk vary?

Yes. Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk should have an off white color. Sin embargo, a medida que pasa el tiempo, el producto puede espesarse y tomar un color más oscuro. Siempre y cuando la fecha de vencimiento se encuentre en vigencia, el producto aún puede utilizarse. La diferencia en el color o en la textura no modifica el resultado de la receta.


Why does my 14oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk only measure out to 10oz in a measuring cup?

Sweetened Condensed Milk is measured by weight, not fluid ounces, because of the product thickness. It does not measure the same as what we normally think of when measuring a regular liquid such as water or regular milk because of its density. If you take one fluid cup of water and one fluid cup of sweetened condensed milk and set them on scales side by side, you will find that the sweetened condensed milk weighs more than the water. When poured into a liquid measuring cup, one 14oz can (shown as "Net Weight") of sweetened condensed milk is 10 liquid ounces.  Most recipes call for one 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk, but some call for a smaller amount like 1/2 a cup or a 1/4 cup.  Other examples of foods that are measured by weight are regular yogurts, jams and jellies, honey, caramel sauce and corn syrup.  This article also has a great explanation of measurements!


What is the difference between Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, Filled Milk, and Evaporated Milk?

Sweetened Condensed Milk: Whole milk combined with beet sugar or cane sugar, with about 60% of the water removed.

Filled Milk: Evaporated milk with the butterfat removed and replaced with soy oil. En un primer momento es leche entera a la que se le extrajo (o coló) la grasa de mantequilla y se la reemplazó con aceite de soja. La mezcla de la leche descremada y el aceite de soja luego se evapora.

Evaporated Milk: Evaporated milk is fresh, whole milk with about 50% of the water removed. La leche se "evapora" cuando se le quita el agua necesaria para que luego pueda convertirse en leche entera al diluirla con una cantidad similar de agua.


If my recipe calls for Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is there a substitute I can use?

You may choose to substitute with Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk. Using a filled or evaporated milk would not be recommended. 


Is it safe to boil my can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk to make caramel sauce?

No. For safety reasons, we do not recommend heating a can, opened or unopened, of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk. The current can is not designed to withstand high temperatures. Una mejor opción es seguir estas instrucciones para preparar Caramelo Casero


May I drink Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk?

Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is a ready to use product and may be consumed without any additional preparation.  You can add it to everyday items like in your coffee, on toast with cinnamon, on fruit or yogurt, etc.  


Where can I find coupons for Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk?

From time to time we do offer coupons in coupon inserts through the newwspaper or by mail, as well as online.   We also may partner with local retailers and grocery stores to provide coupons either in-store, through their advertising circulars, or on their websites.

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La leche condensada Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk, ¿contiene gluten?

Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk is verified "gluten-free" per the established U.S. Food and Drug Administration's criteria.

Ingredient Screening: The ingredient cannot contain gluten sources such as wheat, rye, barley or their derivatives or hybrids. También debemos analizar la presencia de avena.

Testing: The product must be tested to verify that it contains less than 20 parts per million. También debemos analizar la presencia de avena.

Manufacturing Procedures: In addition, facilities that manufacture verified "gluten-free" products must have a comprehensive gluten management program. Todos los equipos que se utilicen en la elaboración de productos que contengan gluten o fuentes de avena deben limpiarse minuciosamente antes de fabricar productos que sean "libres de gluten". Estos procedimientos deben validarse e inspeccionarse después de cada limpieza.


Where can I find the Eagle Brand Dessert Kits?

Unfortunately, due to lack of demand the Eagle Brand Dessert Kits have been discontinued and are no longer available. Recipes similar to those featured on the Eagle Brand Dessert Kits are available on our website página de recetas de nuestro sitio web.