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!!



Dulce de Leche Smoothie

Dulce de Leche Smoothie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
This smoothie is really thick and rich and packs a sweet punch that just might knock ya off your feet.


  • 1 box butterscotch instant pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping


  • Combine in blender until smooth.
  • Smoothie will thicken as it stands.
  • Add whipped cream for garnish if so desired!

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

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


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.


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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Reader Comments

  1. I have never had anything Dulce la Leche.
    Perhaps my life is not complete?

  2. Funny! I love good caramel and have always thought the two were next to identical. 🙂 Enjoy the nursing mommy metabolism. Mine is coming to it’s sad end. 🙂

  3. I’ve always loved saying it too. Super fun! Dulce de leche ice cream is over the top yummy…mmmm, my mouth waters even thinking about it!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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