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Dulce de Leche - Sweet Caramel Cream Recipe

Dulce de Leche - Sweet Caramel Cream Recipe

Dulce de Leche, also called Arequipe or Manjar. This is a sweet caramel cream with a slight hint of vanilla from Argentina.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Argentinean
Servings 2 people


For approx. 200 ml Dulce de Leche:

  • 1 canned coconut milk (400ml) (full-fat, not light or low-fat variety. )
  • 160 g Cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla sugar


  • Mix the coconut milk with cane sugar and vanilla sugar in a small saucepan.
  • Bring the sweet milk mixture to boil briefly while stirring, then reduce the heat immediately.
  • Now let it simmer on a low flame for about 45 minutes until the cream is reduced to a little less than half of its original amount.
    A saucepan with a volume scale on the inside is helpful.
  • Stir frequently so that nothing burns.
  • Then let it cool down completely. The vegetable dulce de leche thickens even further as it cools down.