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. It should keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Can the color of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk vary?

Yes. Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk should have an off white color. However, as the product ages it may darken in color and thicken. As long as the Best If Used By date is still current, the product can still be used. The change in color or texture should not affect recipe results.


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. It begins as whole milk which has had the butterfat removed (or skimmed) and replaced with soy oil. The mix of skim milk and soy oil is then evaporated.

Evaporated Milk: Evaporated milk is fresh, whole milk with about 50% of the water removed. The milk is "evaporated" by removing enough water so that it will make whole milk when diluted with an equal amount of water.


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. Instead, please follow these instructions for making Homemade Caramel


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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Does Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk contain 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. We also review for the presence of oats.

Testing: The product must be tested to verify that it contains less than 20 parts per million. We also review for the presence of oats.

Manufacturing Procedures: In addition, facilities that manufacture verified "gluten-free" products must have a comprehensive gluten management program. All equipment used in the manufacture of products containing any gluten or oat source must be thoroughly cleaned prior to producing a product that is "gluten-free". These procedures must be validated and inspected after each clean-up.

For the most up-to-date information on allergens please call or e-mail our Consumer Customer Service team.  See our Contact Us page for details.


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 recipe page.