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