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Have an older recipe that is asking you to use sweet milk? Don’t panic and think you need to buy something fancy or use a can of condensed sweet milk. In fact, make sure that you do not use condensed milk. You may already have sweet milk in your refrigerator!

What is Sweet Milk?

When an older recipe calls for sweet milk, it is referring to whole milk. That’s it! The word sweet was used to distinguish it from buttermilk — which is the complete opposite of sweet tasting.

When a recipe calls for sweet milk, I would generally make sure to use the whole milk and not a thinner form. This is especially true in pies or anything that needs to have a creamy texture. But, use your personal judgment on the recipe.

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