Saturday, April 25, 2015

SWEET TREAT: Dark Dulce de Leche


One of my favorite things to eat is also one of the easiest things to make. It has very few ingredients and is basically a no brainer. The only thing you need is a bit of extra time on your hands because you will need about an hour and half to two hours to complete this recipe.

If that is a bit of a turn off, just imagine this sweet treat on top of ice cream, as frosting on cake, as a dipping sauce for fruits, or even licked off directly from a spoon. Yep, it's worth it! And this version is a dark brown color with a more caramel flavor because I used all dark brown sugar instead of regular granulated sugar. Here's how:

Ingredients:

6 cups of whole milk
2 cups of brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. rock salt
3/4 tsp baking soda

How to:

  • Combine Sugar, salt and milk and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add baking soda (It will froth up!)
  • Put back on low heat and simmer for an hour and a half, mixing every so often.
  • When milk begins to thicken, add vanilla and stir more often.
  • For a more sauce-like Dulce de leche, remove from heat when mixture coats the back of a spoon. For a thicker version, keep on heat and whisk until you get to desired consistency. 
Grab a spoon and enjoy!


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