Dulce De Leche Milkshakes With Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
Happy weekend and happy almost Cinco de Mayo! I am teaming up with a wonderfully talented group of bloggers to bring you a delicious round up of Mexican goodies, starting with my Dulce De Leche Milkshakes with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream. Imagine caramel milkshakes paired up with coconut cooling down your palate after you indulge in hot salsa and spicy carnitas. They say dairy is the best thing to drink with a spicy meal, and you can’t argue with caramel milkshakes.
Growing up in high school, I took Spanish for four years and participated in class fiestas and various trips to local Mexican restaurants. We even got to choose our Spanish name, so I picked Catalina. One of the traditions was celebrating Cinco de Mayo, even though it’s about victory from a war and technically not independence day. Funny thing is we had lots of typical Mexican food – chips and salsa, rice, beans, tacos – but I don’t remember too many dulce de leche treats, which is a huge bummer because dulce de leche is amazing.
What is dulce de leche? It is pretty much caramelized milk used often in Latin desserts. But before you run out and buy a jar, did you know you can make your own for much less, thanks to Baker’s Royale’s guide? All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk. The easiest (and less terrifying) way is pour the milk into a baking dish, put that dish into a bigger pan, pour hot water around it to create a water bath, and bake. Some people swear by boiling the unopened can in hot water, but that scares me a little. Baking in the oven it is.
One word of advice – don’t fill your glass too high because adding whipped cream will cause it to overflow. I referred to this frustrating milkshake shoot earlier this month. As you can see by the mess on the glass, my milkshakes overflowed. About ten paper towels and one ruined tablecloth later, I decided to roll with what I got, hoping the not-so-perfect milkshakes were understandable. I mean we’ve all made dumb mistakes in the kitchen before, right?
Dulce De Leche Milkshakes
Dulce De Leche Milkshakes With Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
- One (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup dulce de leche*
- Open the coconut milk. Scoop out the solid white part you see on top and place into a mixing bowl (do not get any of the liquid). Add the sugar. Beat for a few minutes or until stiff peaks form (when you pull the beaters straight up, the peaks formed do not fall over). Set aside.
- With the coconut liquid, measure out 1/2 cup. If there is leftover liquid, save for another use.
- In a blender, add the 1/2 cup coconut liquid, ice cream, and dulce de leche. Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses. Top with whipped cream.
*If making homemade dulce de leche, one 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk = a little over 1 cup© Chocolate Moosey. All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish a recipe, please rewrite it in your own words or link back to the post for the recipe.
If you liked these Dulce De Leche Milkshakes with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream, you may also like these recipes:
- Award-Winning Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes
- Award-Winning German Chocolate “Cake” Sandwich Cookies
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Coconut Cookies
As I said earlier, I am teaming up with other bloggers to help you with your Cinco De Mayo menu. Check them out!
1. Alfajores from Roxana’s Home Baking
2. Spicy Fish Tacos with Avocado Yogurt Sauce from Crumb Blog
3. Classic Flan from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
4. Dulce de Leche Milkshake with Coconut Milk Whipped Creamfrom Chocolate Moosey
5. Lime Margarita Bars from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
6. Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche from Magnolia Days
7. Tropical Fiesta Cocktail from Hungry Couple NYC
8. Paletas – Mexican Popsicles from Pineapple and Coconut
9. Bizcochitos Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
10. Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes from Gotta Get Baked
11. Vegan Taco Salad from What Smells So Good
12.Gluten Free Tres Leches Cake from Kelly Bakes
13. Spicy Queso Blanco from The Messy Baker
14. Gorditas with Picadillo from Juanita’s Cocina
15. Strawberry Margarita Slurpee from Chocolate Chocolate and More
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WOW!!! Cinco de Mayo can officially begin as this is all I need!! Looks and sounds spectacular!
The perfect starter! Thanks Tanya.
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Dulce de leche and coconut are incredibly good together. In bar form are a huge hit in this country. A milkshake sound amazing! Never thought of it.
Oh I’ll have to try it in bar form!
Totally indulgent and irresistible! Great milkshakes, Carla!
Oh my goodness Carla, this looks fabulous and it may be breakfast time but now I want one. Stat. :)
Hey it has dairy in it ;)
Good heavens, woman! I didn’t even realize how badly I need this milkshake until I saw it and now I won’t be able to think about anything else…
See? No alcohol needed :D (who am I kidding, you can always add rum).
Your shake looks perfect to me. I like the overflowing look. It makes it look real.
They sound mighty tasty too. My husband adores milkshakes and dulce de leche (or anything caramel’ish flavored). I’ll have to make it and I want to try the baking condensed milk to make the dulce de leche too.
If only the overflowing look didn’t make such a mess ;) Thanks Renee!
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I obviously need to play with more coconut milk, I had no idea you could whip it up to be a whipped cream! And of course Dulce de Leche is the bomb! Just pass me a spoon. I love making my own, that way I can make it in glass jars and just use what I need.
I didn’t either until I did some research! And it whips much faster than regular whipping cream.
Anything and everything you make looks incredible, wet paper towel and sticky glasses be damned! Carla, you are the queen of the milkshake – I’ve been obsessing over your cadbury egg milkshake and now I think this one will be my new obsession. Must.make.this.immediately. And seriously, if I were to boil a can of condensed milk on the stovetop, guaranteed that thing will explode. That’s my kind of luck so I’m with you on the baking-in-the-oven route!
Usually 1 in a million cans actually explode on the stove top, but I would definitely be that 1 who does haha Thanks Nancy!
I don’t mind if my milkshake is overflowing. Seriously… this sounds AMAZING. I LOVE dulce de leche and I LOVE coconut milk! What a great combo!
I took Italian in HS but it’s similar so I can understand some Spanish haha. Loving this round up of recipes!
Haha funny because I took Spanish and feel the same way about Italian ;)
One of those would hit the spot right now. I’ve got a cough that won’t go away and it would soothe my throat in addition to being tasty.
Could you be a dear and bring one over? I’m the wilting flower draped across the couch coughing like it’s my last day . . .
A milkshake is the perfect cure ;) Hope you feel better, Kirsten!
You can boil the can of sweetened condensed milk!!! My mom and I used to do it all of the time to make caramel filling for candy. We never had one explode on us :) Now I am lactose intolerant and will not be able to try these, but they look awesome!
Yes, I’ve heard people swear by it, but then I’ve also heard about them exploding. Baking worked really well because I didn’t have to keep an eye on it too much! Thanks Lisa!
There’s a huge part of me that is simultaneously thanking and cursing you for the instructions on how to make coconut milk whipped cream. It looks marvelous. The second to last picture with the bubbly milkshake and the whipped cream floating on top… well, let’s just say I’m cursing the fact that I don’t have a blender in my office (and the ingredients to make this!).
Also, did you know that you can make your own sweetened condensed milk from evaporated milk and sugar? I couldn’t find any when I went to make my tres leches and found that tip online. Evaporated milk + sugar > sweetened condensed milk > dulce de leche. Craziness!
Oh I didn’t know that! I once bought evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk, so that tip would’ve be helpful. I will definitely keep that in mind! Thanks Kelly!
I’m guessing this won’t mail well? Darn.
Nope. You’ll just have to move in.
You don’t have to ask me twice to indulge in one of these. I like the way the glass is overflowing with shake. Yum!
Come on over ;) Thanks Jennie!
Is it bad that I’m wishing I could shrink myself just so I could do a swan dive right into one of those milkshakes? Om nom nom nom.
Haha let’s go swimming!
This is heavenly!! Looks so thick and creamy!
Your photos are stunning and your recipes sound delectable. We would love for you to share them at thefeastingeye. The Feasting Eye is still a bit new, but I think you will like what you see :-).
Thanks Zach! I’ll take a look.
I’m not complaining about overflowing milkshakes! More for meeeee!!! Also the whole boiling a can of condensed milk freaks me out, thanks for the cheater tip.
Yes more milkshakes! Thanks Susan!
I LOVE how your photos look! It’s real, and pretty at the same time
What a great milkshake! Perfect for cinco de mayo!
Overflowing milkshakes are the only way to go woman. I want to try these, they look seriously delicious. I’ll take one for each hand.
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Oh, man this looks good. As Stephie explained to me: Dulce de leche is condensed milk on crack. So, basically, I’m all about this beverage and wish I had one right now.
Ha! Yes that’s the best way to describe it ;)