How To Make Dulce De Leche Pudding – Why Make Dulce De Leche Pudding?

How To Make Dulce De Leche Pudding? I can understand why you wouldn’t want to make dulce de leche pudding. After all, if you can just crack a can of dulce de leche open and dig in, why dilute it with milk and some starch? While it seems lovely enough right out of the can, the opportunity to eat a very smooth, creamy, dreamy version of dulce de leche should not be ignored. Dulce de leche pudding takes dulce de leche to the next level! And it is so easy to make.

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How To Make Dulce De Leche Pudding – The Dulce De Leche

There is something magical about dulce de leche. It is pretty amazing how cooked, sweetened condensed milk can turn into a can of flavors with such nuance. The one of a kind taste makes it worth the effort to find other vehicles for this ingredient. Please don’t confuse it for caramel. It is very different. Caramels doesn’t make a good pudding. Sure, I am caramel lover, but caramel pudding always ends up tasting like butterscotch. Butterscotch! Meh.

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How To Make Dulce De Leche Pudding – The Starch

There really isn’t that much to say about how to make dulce de leche pudding. The milk and starch are the foundation for turning a can of dulce de leche, or lots of other flavourings, into a pudding. It is a mix and heat operation. You really don’t even need to add sugar. A full can of dulce de leche packs enough sweetness to make your head spin. Adding a dash of brown sugar for some molasses notes is ok, but even here, you don’t need much. The biggest issue is making sure the starch is well combined with the milk and not lumpy. Room temperature milk helps. So does mixing all of the ingredients in a bowl first, then moving the mixture to a pot for heating.

How To Make Dulce De Leche Pudding – The Video

The “How To Make Dulce De Leche Pudding” video is below. It shows you all the tips necessary to make this fine treat. The full recipe follows.

Dulce de Leche Pudding
Serves 6
This is a creamy dreamy version of dulce de leche. Such a nice dessert!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
101 calories
15 g
10 g
2 g
4 g
2 g
133 g
59 g
11 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 59mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. ΒΌ cup of corn starch
  2. 2 tbsp brown sugar
  3. 3 cups of milk, skim works
  4. 1 tsp of vanilla
  5. 1 8oz can of dulce de leche
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the starch and sugar.
  2. Slowly whisk in the milk and stir until the starch and sugar are well dissolved in the milk.
  3. Add the vanilla. Whisk well.
  4. Pour the dulce de leche into a small bowl. Heat the dulce de leche in the microwave until it is just getting soft. Pour the dulce de leche into the milk mixture and whisk until it is fully combined.
  5. Pour the pudding mix into a medium pan. Bring the mixture to a boil slowly - about 8-10 minutes. Whisk constantly.
  6. The mixture must boil to achieve the most thickness possible.
  7. After the mixture boils pour the pudding into serving containers and cover with plastic wrap with the wrap touching the pudding to avoid a skin forming. Let cool and fully set in the refrigerator.
  8. Serve with whipped cream, mango and/or chocolate shavings. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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