This homemade Mexican Hot Dulce De Leche is as comforting as hot chocolate. Creamy, rich and satisfying, this recipe only requires 3 ingredients!!
I am almost embarrassed to post this recipe - it is so simple it really isn't a recipe per se... but this Mexican Hot Dulce de Leche recipe is soooo good I couldn't not share it.
This is one of those ideas, you know, the ones that come to you in those early hours of the morning when you wake up and can't go back to sleep... when your mind is racing and going back to sleep isn't going to happen. Frustrating as it is, I've come to accept that this is just the way I'm wired, and that instead of worrying about not sleeping I just go with it. Although I'd rather be sleeping, that time isn't unproductive since I tend to come up with lots of ideas like this Mexican Hot Dulce de Leche!
Creamy and smooth, it's like hot chocolate... but flavored with caramel instead of chocolate, and although I've posted a non alcoholic version, I think this would be divine with a little Amaretto or Frangelico.... yum!
Hmmm... they say that drinking warm milk can help you sleep... so perhaps my subconscious was sending me a message to get up and make this Mexican Hot Dulce de Leche. But even if you sleep just fine, you really should make a mug of this - and who knows it might inspire your own great ideas....
And speaking of ideas, this recipe is another great excuse to visit your local hispanic market where you can buy dulce de leche in a can! That way, you can always whip up a mug (or two!) of this Mexican Hot Dulce de Leche whenever the mood strikes! Check out my "Hispanic Market Shopping Guide" for suggestions of other items you might want to look for!
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- 1 cup whole or 2% milk
- 2 Tablespoons dulce de leche
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 Tablespoon whipped cream optional
- cinnamon optional
- In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the milk, dulce de leche and vanilla. Cook until the dulce de leche fully dissolves and the milk is simmering, about 3 - 4 minutes. Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon (if using).
Looks amazing, Nancy!! 🙂
Thanks Julie!! Looks like you had a blast at FBF - one of these years I'm going to have to join you!!!
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
Funny and very reminiscent of years ago - my oldest daughter never cared for hot chocolate; much preferring I warm milk and add caramel. She was a kid ahead of her time! Good thing she didn't see this with whipped cream. 🙂
Sounds divine to me; I would get up in the middle of the night for it!
LOL!!! Wish I'd thought of this years ago - when I was a kid I was allergic to chocolate so my "beverage" was hot Ovaltine - which I still love but this would have been a great change!
Lori R. says
This is such a great idea! Such pretty pictures, too!
Thanks Lori! It was one of those "duh" moments ... which I seem to be having a lot of lately!!!
Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon says
Nancy, this is what is it all about to me; easy, but yummy. We should have recipes like this in the culinary toolbox. Your presentation is wonderful.
I totally agree Madonna - I have a separate notebook of my "tried and true no brainer" recipes and this one is going in it! Glad you like the photo - the cream was a little tricky - LOL!!!
this looks amazing lovely alternative
Thank you Veena! Hope you enjoy it!!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
As someone with a massive sweet tooth - this hot dulce de leche recipe is just ideal for me. I cannot fathom how I have not thought to warm up dulce de leche before and will have to try this!
I had the exact same thought Thalia!!!
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
This is one gorgeous drink! I've got to try.
Hi Melanie!!! I hope you like it, it definitely was one of those "duh" moments - what took me sooo long to think of this?
This looks so delicious!! A nice change from hot chocolate!
Thank you Joanne! I have to say it's pretty tasty - just like warm caramel!!!
Tasbih @ Cleobuttera says
Heaven in a cup right here! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!
Tasbih - awww thanks - and thanks for pinning!!!!
Where do you find the Dulce de Leche?
Hello Abjo, You can find Dulce de leche in well stocked large grocery stores or hispanic markets. It's made by Nestle and is generally with the sweetened condensed milk. You can also make it!!!
I made it today and it's amazing!! Thanks soooo much for sharing this recipe! I will def make it again... 😊👍🏻
I am so happy you enjoyed it!!!!