Check out our guide to dulce de leche, including where to buy it and plenty of recipe inspiration, then read about what is pomegranate molasses, rose water and chia seeds.

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 can be made at home, although it’s most commonly bought ready-made.

Where to buy dulche de leche

Carnation Caramel, £2/397g, Tesco
Thick Carnation caramel is widely available in supermarkets and a great affordable option for baking.

San Ignacio Dulce De Leche Toffee Sauce, £12.74/450g, Amazon
Using a traditional Argentinian recipe, this slightly looser dulce de leche is ideal for drizzling on pancakes.

Centaur Dulce de Leche, £9.99/980g, Sous Chef
At nearly a kilo, this supersized jar of dulce de leche will keep you going for baking plenty of sweet treats.

Dulce de leche recipes

Check out plenty more dulce de leche recipe inspiration here.

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

Russian honey cake

Check out our impressive Russian cake recipe with moreish burnt-honey icing, made with sweet dulce de leche. This layer cake takes a bit of effort to make but it’s the perfect cake to show off to friends and family for any special occasion.

Russian Honey Cake Recipe

Banoffee tart

Banana and toffee is a classic combination. Try it in this impressive-looking, delicious, sticky tart, which gets that comforting toffee flavour from dulce de leche. There’s even a decadent toffee cream to serve it with.

Toffee Banana Tart Recipe

Apple pie samosas

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


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