Three Guys From Miami: Cuban and Spanish Food Recipes

Jorge Castillo: This recipe was sent to us WAY BACK in 2005.

Raúl Musibay: Glenn made it and liked it, though we have found only a very few people who remember this dish from Cuba.

Glenn Lindgren: I have eaten this delicious treat -- have you?

Dulce de Leche Cortada - Sweet Caramel Milk Curds

Dulce de Leche Cortada -- Sweet Caramel Milk Curds

By Three Guys From Miami

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

Sweet caramel milk curds make for an unusual dessert.


2 gallons milk
5 eggs
8 pieces lemon peel
2 cups sugar -- 3 cups if you dare!
1 pinch salt
Peel the skin of a lemon to get about 8 pieces and put them inside the bottles of milk. Let the milk sit in your refrigerator for 2 to 3 days until it curdles.

Put the curdled milk in a large pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered.

After simmering about one hour, remove one cup of the liquid only from the pan. (Meanwhile let the milk and curds continue to simmer.)

Put five whole eggs into a blender and mix at high speed. Gradually add the hot liquid, a little at a time and very SLOWLY, to the eggs and continue blending until the eggs are frothy.

Add this egg mixture back into the simmering milk, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until well blended.

At two hours, stir in the sugar and a pinch of salt. Continue simmering on low heat until most of the liquid evaporates. This takes several more hours on low heat.

The finished product should look a little like cottage cheese soaked in caramel.

It is very easy to let this burn, so you have to use low heat, stir occasionally, and watch it carefully and constantly!

Recipe by Ignacio Enrique Hernandez of Hemet, CA
Submitted by his daughter, Marbel Ordonez
This recipe and editorial content from: "Three Guys From Miami " Copyright ©2005 All Rights Reserved.

No copying or commercial duplication of any content (including photos) without the express written permission of the authors and proper attribution.

"Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban" is now available as a Kindle eBook.

This new Kindle version contains all of the recipes and editorial copy from the original print edition. As a bonus, the new Kindle edition includes more than 24 new photos of the prepared dishes.


"Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban"



People who liked this recipe also liked:

Three Guys From Miami Show You How to Make the Best Cuban, Spanish, and Latin American Food!

About Us/Contact | Home Page | Search Recipes | Cookbooks

Drinks | Appetizers | Salads | Main Dishes
Soups | Side Dishes | Desserts | Index


Photo Search

Search or Browse All of the Recipes by Photo

Copyright 1996-2011
iCuban logo

Visit All of Our Sites: | | | Three Guys From Miami

About Us/Contact Us | Legal and Privacy Policy

Three Guys From Miami:

Cuban, Spanish, and Latin American food recipes, Miami/Little Havana Travel Guide, Miami Restaurant Guide, Hispanic Culture & Food

The Three Guys From Miami are: Raúl Musibay, Glenn Lindgren, and Jorge Castillo
Check out The Three Guys From Miami's Google+ Fan Page