Tres Leches Sauce

Tres Leches Sauce

Time: 45 minutes. This rich sauce is a more pourable version of dulce de leche, a caramel-like favorite in Latin America that is used with everything from cakes and cookies to candies and ice cream.

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups


  • 1 none can (12 oz.) evaporated goat milk*
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


1. In a large saucepan, bring goat milk and sugar to a boil (mixture will boil up, so watch carefully). Meanwhile, in a small bowl or cup, dissolve baking soda in 2 tsp. water.

2. Reduce heat to medium and stir in baking-soda water; mixture will boil up again. Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook mixture, stirring frequently, until light caramel–colored and reduced to 1/2 cup, about 30 minutes. Add sweetened condensed milk and cream and heat, stirring, until warm. Serve sauce with Butternut Squash Bread Pudding.

*Evaporated goat milk (Meyenberg is a popular brand) is sold in most grocery stores. Look for it in the baking aisle, near the condensed milk.

Make ahead: 1 week, covered and chilled (reheat gently before using).

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 58none
  • Calories from fat: 52%
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 21mg
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

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