Evaporated milk and condensed milk are both canned milk products, but they are different. Evaporated milk is a shelf-stable canned milk product where about 60% of the water has been removed from fresh milk. It is a richer, more concentrated form of milk that is usually unsweetened. Evaporated milk is often used as a substitute for cream in coffee and other recipes.
Condensed milk is a sweetened, canned milk product. The water has been removed from fresh milk, and sugar has been added to it. It is a thick, syrupy product and is often used as a topping or a sweetener in desserts. Condensed milk is sometimes referred to as “sweetened condensed milk” to differentiate it from evaporated milk.