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Dulce de Leche Cortada (Curdled Milk Dessert)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Dulce de leche cortada is one of the classic old fashioned Venezuelan desserts that I grew up with. It is also popular in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cuban, puerto rican, Venezuelan
Keyword: dulce de leche cortada
Servings: 8 portions
  • 2 liters whole milk
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 lime (juice and zest)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 tbsp rum (optional)
  • Raisins (optional)
  1. In a big pot, pour the milk with the lime juice. Let it sit for 10 minutes until clumps start to form.
  2. Take the pot to the stove and take the milk to a boil. Add the sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, lime zest, rum, and raisins. Stir slowly to don’t break the clumps. Let the curdled milk reduce for 40 - 60 minutes.
  3. Take the dulce de leche cortada out of the stove when the liquid has become caramel and the clumps are slightly golden. Serve!