The first time I did Dulce de leche, I was very curious to know as to how it tasted. A friend had told me that it tasted a bit like Nutella.
It is a LIE! It has a similar consistency and texture as Nutella, but the taste is much more refined (sorry Nutella).
What is Dulce de leche?
Dulce de Leche is Spanish. ‘Dulce’ means ‘sweet’ and ‘leche’ means ‘milk’. Dulce de leche is a celery-rich, which is made by slowly heating condensed milk. Condensed milk is whole milk boiled with sugar.
Condensed milk is used for desserts and cakes. The same you can use dulce de leche to. If you want to stay in Argentina and Spain, I can recommend Alfajores, in which the Dulce is the key component of the dish.
Dulce de leche – how do you make it?
- 1 can of condensed milk
How to make Dulce de leche
- Pour out the contents of the can into a small glass jar.
- Put the rubber ring on and close the lid.
- Bring approx. ¾ liters of water in a casserole.
- Set the glass with condensed milk in the boiling water, turn down the heat and let the glass with content simmer for 4 hours.
- Allow the glass to cool down to room temperature before opening the lid.
- Whip with electric beater until the texture is smooth and creamy. (It is allowed to lick the whipper afterwards.)
Tip: The dulce can last very long as long as you have not opened the glass.
Where to buy Dulce de leche?
You can actually buy the sweet canned cream in a few selected grocery stores. Condensed milk can be bought in most well-stocked grocery stores. Otherwise you can cook it yourself by boiling 500 ml milk with 200 g sugar for approx. 20 minutes until it turns yellow and thickens. Add a pinch of soda and pour the condensed milk onto a flask of glass and put it in the fridge until you use the creamy cream.
Preparation time: 1 minute
Cooking time: 4 hours