When temperatures are soaring or you just feel like having ice cream, my Dulce de Leche Sundae is just the treat you need!
Somethings never change no matter now old you get. And you know what, I think that’s pretty awesome.
For example, I will always enjoy annoying my little sister. Always have, always will. I will also always cry during sad movie previews. Can’t help it, I’m a huge sap! I will always get excited butterflies in my stomach when going to the airport. Even though I’ve been to the airport about a million times, that feeling of excitement and adventure will never leave me.
So many things in life never change. Even though technically we are suppose to evolve, get older and more mature, I don’t really think we change that much. 90% of the time I still feel like that little girl 20 years ago just going through life trying to have fun and figure it all out along the way.
What got me thinking about this recently was dulce de leche. Sounds weird but true.
Growing up in South America, dulce de leche (literally means sweetened milk) is our version of caramel, except better. OH YES I WENT THERE. It’s a thick gooey sweet and delicious milky moisture that brings me back to my childhood instantly.
I remember living in Caracas as a kid where they used to sell these little tubes, kind of like mini toothpaste size, of dulce de leche. I rarely got’em, but on the special occasion my mom bought one for me… OMG! It was basically the best moment of my life. Squeezing all that dulce de leche deliciousness in my mouth! Heaven.
I also remember, my mom making desserts with this stuff, which meant I got first dibs on licking the bowl when she was done! Looking back I’m pretty much the designated bowl -icker in my family whether it’s cookie dough or cake batter or dulce de leche. HA the rest of my family are suckers … more for me 😜
So to bring back a little bit of my childhood to a fun and refreshing summer treat, I decided to make Dulce de Leche Sundaes!
Creamy vanilla ice cream
Homemade dulce de leche
Crunchy toasted coconut flakes
Do you hear the ice cream gods singing???? I do. I mean look at this thing…c’mon.
And like almost everything I make, it’s super easy. You know I’m not going to spend hours making a dessert. I got things to do and crazy toddlers to chase.
The dulce de leche is a cinch to make, really! It’s as easy as opening a can or opening the oven. Once you have your delicious milky sauce made, you toast some coconut, scoop some ice cream, crumble some cookies and drizzle on the good stuff. Any leftover dulce de leche is fabulous over pancakes, waffles, french toast, pound cake, yellow cake or as a fruit dip.
I give you a Latin American inspired dessert that will WOW the pants off anyone yet is secretly EASY PEASY!
Dulce de leche recipe slightly adapted from Bakers Royale.