Sweet Tea Dulce de Leche

Sweet Tea Dulce de LecheRecipe
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.)