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Cuban Dulce de Leche

Cuban dulce de leche is made with 3 ingredients: curdled milk, sugar, lemon and cinnamon if you wish to flavour it. Also called dulce de leche cortada, this is an easy sweet treat to prepare.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: Cuban, curd milk, dulce de leche, dulce de leche cortada, expired milk, spoiled milk
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Mélanie


  • 4 cups milk 2% for me
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a pot, pour the milk and warm it up. Add the lemon juice, set aside to cool down.
  • After 30 minutes, the milk has curdled.
  • Put the pot back on the heat, add the sugar and the cinnamon.
  • Bring it to a gentle simmer and reduce to medium low. Cook for an hour, stirring often.
  • Your dulce de leche is done when there is no more milk and it looks like ground beed.
  • Store in a air tight container in the fridge for a week (will not last that long!)