Sweet Tea Dulce de Leche

Sweet Tea Dulce de Leche Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Serve this Sweet Tea Dulce de Leche over ice cream with salted nuts for a simple and sweet dessert.


Makes 1 1/2 cups
Total time: 13 Hours, 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 13 Hours, 5 Minutes


1 family-size tea bag
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream


1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan; add tea bag. Remove from heat; cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Discard tea bag. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Bring tea mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 more minutes or until mixture turns amber brown and reduces to a honey-like consistency. Gradually add cream, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. (Mixture will be very thin.) Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Cover and chill 24 hours. (After chilling, mixture will have the consistency of heavy cream.)

May 2011