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Dulce De Leche Frosting Simplified

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With Cinco De Mayo coming up soon, I wanted to try some dulce de leche recipes to celebrate. Dulce de leche can be made from scratch with condensed milk, but if you want to save some precious time, you will want to try what I like to use – Nestle’s La Lechera Dulce De Leche. It is caramel in a can and it is incredibly tasty.

My grandmother used to make hers from scratch and it smelled so good. This “candy milk” is amazing in cheesecakes, brownies, cookies and cupcakes. But this time saving product tastes as good as homemade.

Nestle Dulce De Leche


One way I love to flavor cupcakes is by mixing the dulce de leche with buttercream frosting.


Buttercream and Dulce De Leche

I make my own buttercream frosting because it tastes better to me than store-bought frosting.

By mixing the two flavors together in an iceing bag, you can get a nice look on your cupcakes in minutes.

Dulce De Leche Buttercream frosting


By the way, this is not a sponsored by the product. I just love  it and wanted to share with you an easy way to get the dulce de leche flavoring for your recipes. This can be found in the Hispanic sections of most supermarkets. You can also find it on (disclaimer – Affiliate link) on  under La Lechera Dulce De Leche, 13.4 Ounce Container.La Lechera Dulce De Leche, 13.4 Ounce Container


It is also great to add to a cup of coffee or hot chocolate to add a little caramel flavor (and so much cheaper than getting coffee at a coffee shop). Don’t get me wrong, I love getting a coffee beverage now and then, but it can add up really fast. A little spoonful in your coffee really adds a nice sweetness to it. I use it when I have an open can so I do not waste it.

But it is especially tasty in desserts, like this. Which go great with some slow cooker pork tacos, or any Mexican food.



Have you tasted dulce de leche before? What dessert did you have?





Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Dulce De Leche Frosting is so good. I think it would be perfect for our summer outing next month. Thanks for sharing!

Jill (

Monday 19th of May 2014

I made chocolate cupcakes with this frosting as a second choice of cupcake on Cinco de Mayo because my dad doesn't like spicy foods (and I made the spicy chili chocolate ones too) and these actually ended up being the cupcakes everyone talked about. My daughter wants me to make them this week for her end of year Spanish class treat!


Monday 19th of May 2014

Oh that is awesome Jill! Love the idea of chili chocolate cupcakes - yum!


Tuesday 29th of April 2014

I never knew you could buy dulce de leche in a can. This sounds fabulous! I'm glad I found your post through the Create Link Inspire link party.


Tuesday 29th of April 2014

Thanks Anne! It's an awesome timesaver!

Jill (

Tuesday 29th of April 2014

I did not even know they made this, it looks wonderful! I will definitely be keeping my eye open for it now next time I'm in the ethnic food aisle! Thanks for sharing at Time to Sparkle! ~ Mama Ging


Tuesday 29th of April 2014

Yes Jill - check it out - it is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

Cindy Eikenberg

Monday 28th of April 2014

Hi Raquel! I've never tried this but I definitely have to - love this flavor! The frosting looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend - pinning! Hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful week!