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Ask SSD – Is The Recipe Right?

I received an email earlier today and I don’t have the answer.  Unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with the recipe, so I thought it best to crowdsource the answer.  

So what do you guys think?  Is it condensed milk, or sweetened condensed milk?  

17 Responses to “Ask SSD – Is The Recipe Right?”

  1. Condensed Milk.

    That’s what the original recipe calls for, anyway.

  2. JK says:

    how does this possibly find its way into your mailbox bro?

  3. David Padgett says:

    Sweetened BUT watch the temp or it will caramelize…

  4. PTL21 says:

    Another vote for Condensed Milk.

    When it calls for condensed milk it’s the regular condensed milk which is sweetened. In some countries evaporated milk is called unsweetened condense milk but the consistency between them are different. Also, the cheesecake depends on the sugar content in condensed milk to give it the sweetness required since sugar isn’t mentioned in the recipe.

    Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!

    • AGL Bob says:

      “Condensed milk is cow’s milk from which water has been removed. It is most often found in the form of sweetened condensed milk, with sugar added, and the two terms “condensed milk” and “sweetened condensed milk” are often used synonymously today.More at Wikipedia”. If it didn’t have any sugar it would taste like crap.

  5. Zachary Allan Reed says:

    If there’s no sugar in the recipe, it’s cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and maybe some eggs in addition to whatever else the recipe calls for.

  6. GC says:


    It’s Cheesecake ~ Yummmmm

    Make two of them, one with regular and one with sweetened ~ ain’t nobody gonna turn down a two way Cheesecake taste-off!

    Just don’t forget the strawberries on top!!!


  7. jon says:

    Dangit- now I’m hungry! Tactical Cheesecake.

  8. Dellis says:

    Where’s the coffee come in? And would that be fresh ground or instant?

  9. Badjujuu says:

    Yes. But how much does it cost?

  10. Scubasteve says:

    Not today Marlene. Or should I say, ISIS! A grandmother knows these things.

  11. Hi I’m the cofounder and coowner of Alpha Coffee – previously Lock-n-Load Java.
    I was one of the cooks on the 37 Cooks blog where the recipe you mentioned came from and I know the gal who came up with the recipe when we were doing a number of coffee related recipes and we donated the coffee to the 37 Cooks to come up with these delicious recipes.
    This one used our decaf blend ground very fine (Turkish or espresso grind) and as several people have noted, it is sweetened condensed milk.
    Although my husband regularly mutters Death Before Decaf – lol – we have a delicious decaf blend (Warrior Select Decaf) at http://www.alpha.coffee
    Hope you enjoy the cheesecake!

  12. GW Ayers says:

    I recommend the plain condensed milk, because you are sweet enough by yourself.

  13. irwin says:

    condensed milk is sweetened in other parts of the world
    evaporated milk is the unsweetened vareity