What is Dulce De Leche?
Does Dulce De Leche mean "delicious"? No.
Is Dulce De Leche delicious? No doubt.
So what exactly is Dulce De Leche?
It's a confection, with its origins in South America. It may seem like caramel, and there are similarities. However, caramel is made by heating sugar, whereas Dulce De Leche is made by slowly heating sweetened milk. Dulce De Leche means, roughly, "candy of milk". It's popular and very common in desserts found in South American countries. It's certainly been gaining in popularity here in the U.S.
Simple recipes for Dulce De Lech call for milk and sugar to be slowly simmered with constant stirring. Ingredients such as vanilla can be added for additional flavor. The process of making Dulce De Leche is often simple but can take a long time. Along with milk and sugar, you can find recipes that incorporate cream and butter. Still, all the stirring during that slow heating process does take time, but it's certainly worth the trouble. The finished product is a rich, smooth sauce with sweetness and the hint of milk.
Dulce De Leche has been used for decades to flavor sweet treats like candy and cake. In the 1990's, it began to appear more frequently in products in the U.S.
Praline's is happy to feature a Dulce De Leche ice cream. Talk about decadent. This is a combination of sweet, caramel-flavored ice cream with a Dulce De Leche ripple throughout. It's delicious and the preparation time is no more than the time it takes to deliver a couple of scoops of ice cream.
Ice Cream Services
- A Little Milkshake History
- America's Favorite Ice Cream Toppings
- Blending Coffee and Ice Cream
- Chasing Ice Cream Excellence
- Giving the Gift of Ice Cream
- History of the Banana Split
- Ice Cream and Salt
- Ice Cream in Winter
- Ice Cream Shops in CT
- Ice Cream Store Supplies in CT
- Is There Gluten in Ice Cream?
- Ice Cream's Natural Flavoring
- Making Ice Cream Cakes
- Natural Sweeteners in Ice Cream
- Root Beer & Ice Cream
- Should You Open a Praline's Franchise
- Sprinkles or Jimmies
- Starting an Ice Cream Parlor Franchise Location in Connecticut
- Summer Fruit & Ice Cream
- Summer Ice Cream Ideas
- The Delicious Combination of Fruit & Ice Cream
- The Evolution of Ice Cream Machines
- The Future of Ice Cream
- The Historical Flavors of Ice Cream
- The History of the Ice Cream Float
- The Importance of Butterfat in Ice Cream
- What is Dulce de Leche?
- What is Our Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
- Where Do You Want to Put Your Ice Cream Shop?
- Who Put Eggs in Ice Cream?
- Why Ice Cream Variety is a Good Thing
- Why is Vanilla Popular?
- Why Milk Fat is Important for Ice Cream
Read More > Flavors & Types