Since I stumbled upon the overwhelming hit of Crock Pot Dulce de Leche a few years ago, the kids regularly enjoy this caramel-like dip on sliced apples and we drizzle it over ice cream and pound cake. One reader loves it as a topping for Crunchy Top Apples and Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. I even concocted the following homemade version of a coffee house favorite. Usually, I skip the whipped cream, but every once in a while it really hits the spot. (And during a recent Susquehanna Style photo shoot, Hannah went a little crazy!)
Click here for the dulce de leche recipe which uses sweetened condensed milk as the one-and-only ingredient. There’s a fun backstory, too. The cook time specified for the syrup consistency is best for using in lattes.
My friend, Lynne, at 365 Days of Baking uses the above-linked recipe for homemade dulce de leche to make her own flavored creamer. She blends 1-1/2 (8-ounce) jars of the cooked dulce de leche, 1-1/4 cups of milk, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. From there, she pours into a jar, refrigerates, and shakes well prior to using. She says it “rocks!”
- 1 cup of strong, hot coffee
- 3/4 cup non-fat milk (could use 2% or whole for a richer latte)
- 1-2 tablespoons dulce de leche, or to taste
- whipped cream, optional
- Heat milk in microwave or on stovetop until very hot.
- Pour into brewed coffee along with the dulce de leche.
- Stir well, top with whipped cream if using, and enjoy!
Photo from 2012… (Who loves chocolate covered pretzels, too?)
Homemade Dulce de Leche is a delicious option to caramel on apples.
For another DIY coffee option–French Vanilla Coffee Creamer.