Dulce de leche or “Confitur de lait” as french call it, is a traditional sweet from Argentina.
What is it exactly? well in professional terms it can be explained as the caramelization of the milk. But the truth is, is like a little piece of heaven.
I, myself as an Argentinian im obsessed with it. For us is a sort of Nutella like in Europe. We use it por crepes,waffles, cakes, toasts,ice-cream, pies,yogurt and some other very latin things like alfajores and havannets. Basically anything you can think of.
If you have never tried it, you must. In many european countries and USA are available. But I suggest you try the real deal with some of Argentina’s and Uruguay’s products, if you can find them.
There many brands and oddly all bands are not the same. The best ones for me are HAVANNA, that also does alfajores and other delicatessen. Or ESTILO COLONIAL that is more of a commercial brand. CHIMBOTE is the one that I was able to find in paris , which is pretty good. And from Uruguay is LA PATAIA, that is also one of my favourites.
So why try it you might ask?? well first you can’t say you don’t like it unless you’ve tried it.
But if not ,just have i little faith in me you will love it!!
It just goes perfectly with everything even bananas!!
It makes for a great dessert or even if you are just craving something sweet you can even just eating from the jar alone by spoonfuls.
For Argentinians’ dulce de leche is something we have constant. Hopefully everyone can try it one day.
You can even make your own. It is not easy the first time but here is a link from YouTube that teaches you how( unfortunately is in spanish.)