Home > Food > Recipes > Dulce de Leche

Sign up for free newsletters packed with parenting advice, family activities, recipes, and more.

Register here or current subscribers, enter email address below:

Dulce de Leche

Categories: Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Sauces

This caramelized dessert sauce originated in Argentina but is now beloved all over the world

Prep Time: prep 5 mins

Cooking Time: cook 31/4 hrs

Serves: makes 8 servings


  • 3 qts ( 3 liters) whole milk
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
Dulce de Leche photo

Save Recipe

Add to shopping list

Please sign in to save recipes or create shopping lists.

Sign In

Not registered? Join now!


  1. Bring the milk and sugar to a boil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the vinegar-the milk will curdle.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer 3 hours, or until the liquid has evaporated entirely and the sauce is toffee-brown. Let cool completely.
  • prep 5 mins; cook 31/4 hrs

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
Buy this book now!

Sign-Up Now!

Sign up to save recipes or create shopping lists online.

Already registered? Login here

register now


Cooking Tips

Loading the player...

More Videos:

© 2000-2016  Sandbox Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.