Condensada Taste Test: 5 Brands of Sweetened Condensed Creamer

Condensada isn’t just an ingredient.  Of course, it’s useful in the kitchen as a sweetener or thickener for different dishes. But in Filipino households, condensada is a full-on snack or dessert. Just in the Pepper Team, we can name several ways we enjoy it: on avocados, with grilled cheese, or just straight up with a… Continue reading Condensada Taste Test: 5 Brands of Sweetened Condensed Creamer

Vietnamese Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe: aka Coffee-Condensada Cake

At its simplest, cà phê đá (Vietnamese coffee) is basically brewed coffee and condensed milk mixed together. (Though, of course, that’s a stripped-down homemade version. The real thing involves time, skill, and the right kind of coffee.) The condensed milk makes the drink creamy and slightly sweet, without necessarily overpowering its strong coffee flavor. This… Continue reading Vietnamese Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe: aka Coffee-Condensada Cake