Dulce de Leche

What is dulche de leche and where can you buy it?

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Discover what dulche de leche is, where to shop for it, and how to use it in our ingredient glossary

What is dulce de leche?

Dulce de leche is a sweet Latin American condiment made by slowly caramelising sweetened milk until thick and caramel-like in flavour and colour. From cheesecakes to pies and brownies, it’s popular in all kinds of desserts and it can be made at home, although is most commonly bought ready-made.


Where to buy dulche de leche

Carnation Caramel, £1.80/397g, Tesco

San Ignacio Deulce De Leche Toffee Sauce, £13.99/450g, Amazon

Dulce de leche recipes

Dulce de leche banana bread

These mini loaves are incredibly easy to make but still look elegant enough for the fanciest tea.

Dulce De Leche Banana Bread Recipe

Dulce de leche and apple filo turnovers

Pair these crunchy, hot and sweet turnovers with cooling Greek yogurt (alternatively, vanilla or salted caramel ice cream would be a great match, too).

Apple Turnover Recipe with Dulce De Leche

Dulce de leche cheesecake

Check out this creamy swirl cheesecake recipe with dulce de leche. This easy no-bake cheesecake is an indulgent and impressive dessert to serve to friends and family at your next dinner party.

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Recipe