Café Dulce de Leche

Vickie Parks


A sinfully decadent cup of coffee made special with the addition of Kahlua and Dulce de Leche. Muy Bien!

Dulce de Leche is sold in cans and is found in the Hispanic aisle of larger grocery stores. It's made by cooking milk, sugar and cinnamon until it's thick and caramel-colored. It has a sweet caramel-like taste, and it's used in many Latin dessert recipes. Using caramel sauce or condensed milk in place of Dulce de Leche is not recommended, because you'd still miss out on that unique 'je ne sais quoi' quality that you'll get only from using the real deal.


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5 Min
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 4 cups
    strong coffee, freshly brewed
  • ·
    sugar, optional (for desired level of sweetness)
  • 6 oz
    dulce de leche
  • 6 Tbsp
    kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 4 dollops
    whipped cream (from an aerosol can)
  • 6 Tbsp
    grated chocolate

How to Make Café Dulce de Leche


  1. Add sugar to coffee mugs (if extra sweetness is desired). Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of Dulce de Leche and 1 1/2 tablespoons Kahlua to each coffee mug. Pour hot coffee into each coffee mug, and stir well.
  2. Top each serving with a generous mound of whipped cream. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top of the whipped cream, and serve immediately.

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About Café Dulce de Leche

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Latin American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium Low Carb
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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