Dulce de Leche Smoothie

filed under: Miscellaneous on May 6, 2011
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  • I have a secret to tell you.

    I have been seeing Dulce de Leche everywhere.  I am fascinated by it.  The way the words look and sound and the mystery of complex flavors they tease.

    I love just saying Dulce de Leche.  I feel sophisticated and gourmet.

    So you can image how excited I was to try it.

    And how lame I felt when it just tasted like caramel.

    Oh, its not Dulce de Leche’s fault.  Its mine.  I have a very unsophisticated palette!

    But I can still run around saying it and pretending I am cool.

    Anywho… I came across this coulndnotbeeasier recipe for a Dulce de Leche smoothie and had to try it!!

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    Dulce de Leche Smoothie
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     

    This smoothie is really thick and rich and packs a sweet punch that just might knock ya off your feet.

    Course: Drinks
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Dulce de Leche Smoothie
    Servings: 2 servings
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    Ingredients
    • 1 box butterscotch instant pudding
    • 3 cups milk
    • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
    • 3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
    Instructions
    1. Combine in blender until smooth.
    2. Smoothie will thicken as it stands.
    3. Add whipped cream for garnish if so desired!

    Can I tell you where I got this super sophisticated recipe?

    Off the box of butterscotch pudding.  Thank you JELL-O.

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    And just because I am a glutton, I added a bit more caramel to the top.

    This smoothie is really thick and rich and packs a sweet punch that just might knock ya off your feet.

    In a good way of course.

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    Have you ever had Deulce de Leche?  Will you join me in just saying it at random times throughout the day?  No?  Thats weird?  Oh.

    Yeah, I knew that.

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  • Kate C says:

    I have a Mexican/Spanish heritage and grew up in southern California, so I was introduced to this from a young age. It is so delicious! And yes, can just taste like caramel. Don’t feel bad, I think so too. But for some reason, that doesn’t make it less tasty to say that! Give me sugar any time and I won’t complain.

  • betty says:

    YUM this looks delicious

  • Fiona Harrison says:

    It’s a sad truth but I think Dulce de Leche is pretty much caramel, or a thick caramel at least. In Australia we make caramel pie filling by boiling tins of condensed milk (or you can by it pre-made). Dulce de Leche just means ‘sweet milk’ but it sounds so much more exciting than caramel, so where’s the harm in calling it that. I first loved it in Argentina where I also discovered Churros, and thus love them dipped in caramel more than in chocolate.

  • Jessica H says:

    This recipe looks yummy, But I think it’s unfairly called dulce de leche smoothie. Butterscotch & caramel does not match the flavor of caramel at all. Disappointing.

  • Jessica H says:

    Sorry meant to say it does not match the flavor of dulce de leche at all

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