Homemade dulce de leche has only one ingredient: sweetened condensed milk. Here’s the recipe (photo © Karolina Kolodziejczak | Unsplash).
 Dulce de leche is used as a spread and topping, as well as an ingredient in desserts (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash).
 An easy way to serve dulce de leche: on ice cream (photo © Valrhona).
October 11th is World Dulce de Leche Day, celebrating the caramel spread and sauce made by boiling heavy cream or milk with sugar, or sweetened condensed milk, sometimes with a dash of cinnamon. Cajeta is the Mexican word for dulce de leche that’s made with goat’s milk.
Start with these two background articles:
Dulce de Leche vs. Caramel: The Difference
The History Of Dulce De Leche
Bananas Foster Crêpe Cake With Salted Dulce De Leche
Brioche French Toast With Dulce De Leche
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Crepe Cake
Dulce de Leche Rice Pudding
Homemade Dulce De Leche
Mascarpone Grilled Cheese With Dulce De Leche
Noche Bueno Dulce De Leche Cookies
Triple Caramel Popcorn Fudge With Dulce De Leche
Tres Leches Cake
Then, take a gander* at these recipes:
DULCE DE LECHE RECIPES
If you make ice cream, mix dulce de leche into chocolate, coffee or vanilla flavors.
You don’t need to bake or cook to enjoy dulce de leche.
Use it as an ice cream topping or a parfait layer.
Use it as a spread on cookies or toast. Or s’mores!
Drizzle it over pancakes and waffles.
It’s an easy dessert sauce for angel food cake and pound cake.
It’s a dipping sauce for fruit.
Fill cream puff or tartlet shells.
Serve it as a condiment with aged cheeses.
Spread it on baked brie.
Add a dab to apple pie, plain or à la mode.
When you need a sweet treat, grab a spoon and open a jar of dulce de leche!
*Not exactly a Latin American term related to dulce de leche, but “take a gander” means to look at. It’s a slangy idiom dating from the early 1900s. It derives from the verb gander, which means “stretch one’s neck to see,” presumably alluding to the long neck of the male goose, or gander.