Dulce de leche

Leche endulzada y caramelizada que se sirve como postre y también se usa como cobretura o relleno de tartas.


4 pt milk (whole milk)
2 1⁄2 c sugar
1⁄2 t baking soda


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan and heat to near the boiling point, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Cook on a very low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture begins to thicken. Then stir constantly until done, 2-3 hours.
  3. Remove from the heat and distribute into serving bowls. Allow to cool down.
  4. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Total time
3 hours, 5 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
8 raciones


The pudding is ready when is turned caramel color and the bottom of the pan can be seen when the spoon is drawn across, or when a spoonful on a plate retains its shape.

This pudding will keep about two weeks refrigerated. It can be canned in sterilized jars to keep for longer.

Substitute vanilla extract with a vanilla pod, removed when the pudding begins to thicken, or substitute part of the sugar with vanilla flavored sugar.


Boil a can of sweetened condensed milk for about 3 hours, or pressure cook for about 1 hour, until it caramelizes.


The Chilean manjar blanco, Colombian arequipe and Mexican cajeta are similar desserts. The proportions of milk and sugar vary and the flavoring on occasion.

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