In this article, we have gathered the 18 best desserts you can make with some dulce de leche and lots of creativity, so keep reading below to check what we have for you!
1. Salted Caramel Cheesecake
We all know that nothing can beat a good old classic cheesecake, but this recipe can help you make a perfect salted caramel cheesecake that is a strong contender.
For the base, you replace the typical digestives with some chocolate ones, while for the filling of the cheesecake you combine the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and eggs with caramel sauce.
To make it salted, sprinkle it with some sea salt before serving and dive in!
2. Melting Middle Truffles
Melting middle truffles gives away exactly what this dessert is about. Small truffles with a melting middle are what you will end up with if you choose to make this recipe, and please do choose that!
To make the middles, you heat dulce de leche in a pan and stir in some chopped dark chocolate until it melts, and you get a smooth texture that you can then freeze.
For the truffles, you need a mixture of melted milk chocolate and double cream that you also have to chill for it to acquire its plasticine-like consistency.
Then, all that’s left to do is roll some truffle balls that you’ll first fill the dulce de leche chilled mix. Coat each ball with cocoa powder and freeze or refrigerate until it’s time to serve them.
3. Homemade Irish Cream
For an alternative festive drink when you can’t stand the thought of having another eggnog, try this Irish cream made with dulce de leche, instant coffee, vanilla extract, Irish whiskey, and single cream.
4. Boozy Caramel Mini Shakes
If you make this Irish cream but feel like it’s too creamy to drink on its own or is one of those people who enjoy strong drinks, then use the cream to make these boozy caramel mini shakes.
To make them, you will need to also add some double cream, some extra dulce de leche, milk, vodka, and vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy them as shots or have some sips together with some chocolate wafers or fudge bites.
5. Salted Caramel Choc Pots
Another no-bake dessert on this list, these salted caramel choc pots are so easy to make that you will make it a daily habit of yours to prepare a couple every single day.
Dulce de leche mixed with sea salt is added to the bottom of small jars and chilled before topping with a mixture of melted dark chocolate, double cream, and milk.
To decorate the jars, you can add some grissini which you can previously dip in chocolate and coat with sugar, or have them plain without any extra chocolate.
6. Banoffee Pie
A banoffee pie is one of those desserts that no one can say no to, and this recipe is the one you need to make a tasty and easy banoffee to please the crowd.
With a butter pastry as its base and a sweet dulce de leche and banana filling, this pie is topped with whipped cream that looks and tastes like a sweet, thick cloud!
Alfajores are traditional Argentinian cookies that are enjoyed around the world and can now be found in many other countries.
However, if you want to make some homemade Alfajores, let us tell you that you will need to use an entire jar of dulce de leche as these sandwich cookies have a spoonful of it in between them.
Easy to make and with many variations – you can, for example, make some chocolate alfajores if you’d like – they will become your favorite cookie treat!
8. Peanut Butter Cake
This peanut butter cake is made with two cake sponges that are separated by a rich dulce de leche, chocolate, and salted roasted peanuts sauce.
The sponges are made with butter, peanut butter, eggs, sugar, yogurt, and flour, and are soft and spongy, which is the perfect texture to accompany the gooeyness of the caramel filling.
Top the cake with the rest of the caramel mixture and sprinkle some caramelized peanuts on top to serve.
9. Chocolate Caramel Cake
This 10-ingredient cake is the ultimate combination of chocolate and caramel.
Chocolate sponges are spread with sweetened cream and dulce de leche, with the top layer sprinkled with some finely chopped caramel chocolate that gives some extra chocolatey flavors and crispiness to this soft, moist, and delectable cake.
Even though it is an easy cake you can make in less than an hour, it is nonetheless a really impressive one, so consider making it for your Christmas table or any other celebratory occasion, even a birthday party!
10. Pecan Toffee Meringue With Mulled Pears
If you simmer some pear quarters in mulled wine with some sugar, you can get some soft, sweet, and liquor-y fruits.
To use them in the best way possible, you can then bake a meringue nest and fill it with yogurt and Dulce de leche mixture that you can then top with the pears.
But don’t throw away that wine juice; cook it until it’s syrupy enough to pour it on top of the final meringue cake you’ll just have created.
11. Cobnut And Apple Loaf Cake
This cake is baked in a loaf tin and is filled with cox’s apples and cobnuts, which makes it easy to make and thus perfect for a last-minute dessert.
However, if you want to make it sweeter and give it some extra moisture, pour some dulce de leche on top of the cake and add some more on top of each slice when serving.
12. Dulce De Leche Brownies
These chocolate brownies are so tasty that you might think it can’t get any better. And yet, when you drop spoonfuls of dulce de leche on it, every single bite tastes like heaven.
To make the brownies, you will need ingredients like chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, and baking soda, and in addition to the dulce de leche, you can also top them with some marshmallow crème and toasted pecans for some extra textures and layers.
13. Dulce De Leche Crêpes
In case you have never tried having crepes dipped, covered, or filled with dulce de leche, then you are probably missing out on what is the best-ever crepes and spread combo.
Make some crepes using a classic crepe recipe or any other recipe of your choice, and then drizzle some dulce de leche on them.
This recipe calls for a dulce de leche sauce that turns the caramel sauce into a boozy one that’s a bit runnier, but don’t hesitate to use some plain dulce de leche instead.
14. Dulce De Leche Peach Pie
Grilled peach slices coated with sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice form the base of this fruity, caramel pie that you can bake in a skillet.
The peaches are then covered in dulce de leche and sprinkled with salt before they are covered with a crust and grilled for 45-50 minutes until the crust is golden and the filling bubbly.
To serve, you need to let this pie cool, otherwise, the filling will be too runny and hot that it won’t be as enjoyable. And, to treat yourselves a bit more, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of your slice!
15. Caramel Meringue Pie
A meringue pie is a simple dessert that many people choose to fill with some kind of fruit or serve with some fruit jam on top.
However, this recipe yields a delicious meringue pie whose meringue has some dulce de leche added to it.
Like a caramel cloud on a pastry shell, this pie can be served with some salt on top if you want to make this a salted caramel one or with some extra dulce de leche poured on top as a glaze.
16. Cuatro Leches Cupcakes
These cupcakes are made with “cuatro leches,” one of which is dulce de leche. The rest of the “leches,” which means “milk” are evaporated milk, sweet condensed milk, and heavy cream.
As for the rest of the ingredients you’ll need to make these cupcakes, it’s mostly classic ones like eggs, sugar, and vegetable oil, but don’t skip on the rum the recipe calls for as it is one of the key ingredients here.
17. Hazelnut-Pear Torte With Dulce de Leche Filling
Torte is a Russian word meaning “cake” and this is precisely what this dessert is, which you can easily tell just by the look of it, even though to some it might look like a pancake stack.
The cake is made with blended hazelnuts, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, eggs, and sugar, while the filling is made with cream cheese, butter, and dulce de leche.
You can add some milk if you want to make it creamier, or simply go with more dulce de leche. Then add some sugar to give it a spreading consistency or beat more until it’s spread-like enough.
Cook the pears in some butter until soft and then start building your torte!
18. Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Torte
Another torte on this list, this one goes straight in the freezer as it is an ice cream one!
If you follow this recipe you will end up with an ice cream cake with several layers of cookie crumble, nuts, and ice cream, one on top of the other in alternating succession.
You can add as many layers as you want to, depending on the size of your pan or tray, but make sure that the top layer is that of ice cream.
When it is time to serve your dessert, top it with some more cashews or consider making a topping of caramelized pineapples with some pineapple cubes that you’ll cook in a butter and brown sugar mix until the fruit has softened, and the butter starts resembling caramel sauce.
The Bottom Line
The 18 recipes will make that Dulce de leche in your pantry your go-to ingredient for all your desserts!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Dulce De Leche Last?
Once opened, dulce de leche can be kept for a couple of weeks in the fridge, so long as it is tightly sealed. If unopened, you can keep it in the pantry for 3 months.
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