Dolche de leche

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Submitted by:Mpmmuirhead


This is a recipe that I discovered while visiting with a friend of mine from Mexico. He was complaining that he could never find any of this wonderous substance in Regina, Saskatchewan. So I gave it a shot and came up with this.


  • 1 Litre of Milk.(I apologize, I don't know the Imperial Conversion)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean (or 3 tbsp Vanilla Extract)
  • 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda


  • Use a pot that seems overly large for this operation, as the baking soda will foam and rise to shocking heights.
  • Pour the Milk and Sugar in the pot and set to a low heat.
  • When the sugar has completly dissolved in the milk add the Vanilla and the Baking Soda
  • Tend to until the milk has reduced to a thick caramel like texture. (About 1 cup of it will remain. Be prepared, this will take some time)


This fantastic dessert can go with almost any pastry, cake, or spoon. Enjoy!

Alternative Method[edit]

Here is an alternative method that I learned from someone from Argentina. I don't doubt that making it from scratch would be much tastier, but this will always do in a pinch.


  • 1 can Sweetened & Condensed Milk


  • Remove label from can
  • Using a pot on the stove place the can(s) into the pot, fill the pot with enough water so there is about 3-4 inches of water covering the top of the can(s)
  • Heat water to boiling and heat for 3 hours.

Check on the pot every 30 minutes or so to make sure there is still water covering the top of the can(s)

Use a lid if you have one to reduce water loss, and also mitigate damage to kitchen should there a catastrophic blowout (which there shouldn't be if you followed directions.