In my craving for spring I’ve also been having a huge craving for iced coffee. Unbelievably, we’ve been having very mild weather the last couple of weeks and it has increased my cravings that much more.
There’s something so satisfying and refreshing about an iced coffee, especially with such a delicious flavour as dulce de leche. It’s a nice treat to have in the middle of the day when my little girl’s napping and my son’s quietly coloring at the table. A moment of blissful reprieve from the business of the day.
This recipe is really complicated so prepare yourself. JK! It’s two ingredients warmed together until they become one. It doesn’t get much easier then that. Although, If you wanted to get really crazy you could add a bit of sea salt for a salted dulce de leche coffee creamer or some cocoa powder for a caramel mocha type creamer. Oh dear, I think I’ve just talked myself into it. Time to make another batch of dulce de leche so I can experiment.
Dulce De Leche Coffee Creamer
You can make this as low-fat as you like, keeping in mind that it won’t be as creamy. You can also use non-dairy substitutes such as almond milk in place of the half and half.
- 2 cups half and half cream (milk, or milk substitute)
- 1/2 cup dulce de leche
Place cream and dulce de leche in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Whisk until mixture is steaming and smooth. Allow to cool before storing, covered, in the fridge.
To serve, stir desired amount into hot or iced coffee.
Makes: 2.5 cups