Breakfast Dessert Recipes South American

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Popular for generations across the Spanish speaking cultures is the quintessential South American treat called Dulce de Leche. Translated roughly as “milk candy” it is much like a caramel sauce. One of my favorite ways to enjoy this sweet delight is spread over raisin bread toast.

Tierra del Fuega National Park, Argentina
Tierra del Fuega National Park, Argentina

There are a number of ways to make it, which range from microwaving a can of sweetened condensed milk to boiling whole milk and sugar for a few hours and stirring all the while. I have found the following recipe to be just the right blend of natural ingredients, cooking method, and taste.

Dulce de Leche

This South American delight can be eaten as a spread or a pudding.
Cook Time16 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Kevin Lamoureux


  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp natural liquid vanilla


  • Combine all ingredient in a saucepan. Heat to medium-low and stir frequently until mixture thickens (about 20-30 minutes)
  • Pour into a jar and refrigerate.


Keeps up to 2 weeks. This recipe is not too sweet. You can add a tablespoon or two of sugar if you’d like it sweeter. A dash of orange food coloring may be added to turn the spread to golden color.

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