Sweetened Condensed Milk is evaporated milk with sugar added, resulting in a thick, sweet syrup. Many tropical countries traditionally use sweetened condensed milk instead of regular milk in their coffee because of its improved shelf life; even after the can is opened, freshness is preserved by the sugar for much longer than plain canned milk. Even after refrigeration became readily available, sweetened condensed milk remained the traditional way to lighten and sweeten your coffee in many places, particularly Vietnam. It has a uniquely rich taste and smooth texture. It is also easier to mix into iced coffee than granulated sugar.
- The difference between the two varieties (Original and Gold) is quite subtle, but Gold has a higher percentage of cream. This gives Gold a distinctly buttery taste that complements the Vietnamese butter-roast coffees. very well.
- Anyone looking to try authentic Ca Phe Sua Da - Vietnamese-style iced coffee - will need sweetened condensed milk to complete the experience.
- Longevity brand is made with thick whole milk for extra creaminess, and as a result, lightens coffee much better than most other brands. It also has a fuller flavor, more distinctly "condensed milk" than American brands.