Sweetened condensed milk is used in baked goods and desserts such as candies, puddings, pies, and cakes. 60% of the water is removed from the milk and some sugar added making it a great sweetener and well suited for pudding, pies, cakes and cookies. Sweetened condensed milk thickens naturally without requiring heat when mixed with acidic ingredients. Unsweetened condensed milk is referred to as Evaporated Milk. It is a shelf-stable canned milk product with about 60% of the water removed from fresh milk but not sweetened.