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Tres Leches Sauce

Makes 2 1/2 cups

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.

 1 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
Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

*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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 2 1/2 cups

Amount Per Serving
Calories 58Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.3g6%

Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 21mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g0%
Protein 1.2g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.