Saturday, April 30, 2011

This Week in Food: Tres Leches

I've skipped a few "weeks" here, I know, and I'll probably skip a few more with moving and everything. (It doesn't follow that we're not eating, just not as much time to experiment for reasons you well know.) We've gotta dwindle down our food supply!

Alas! Tres leches, or Three Milk Cake [Tres = three, leches = milk (in Spanish)]. It comes from the Latin American region of our globe, and it is absolutely delicious!

This isn't my photo - I forgot to take my own - but it looks the same.
Wait, who am I kidding, their photo would be so much better than
 mine anyway!

Here's the gist: combine heavy cream, condensed milk, and evaporated milk, and pour mixture over a sponge cake - let cake absorb. Top with whipped topping and serve chilled. Variants include cream of coconut instead of condensed milk and some even add Dulce de Leche as a fourth milk. Despite the (ahem) healthy contents, the dessert is deceptively light...and dangerously good. To give you some idea, it has a sort of custard/flan type flavor.

Happy eating...and enjoy!


  1. um, YUM! Can you send me some? Looks delish, and not cause I'm starving right now. :) Hope you're having a good weekend.

  2. It looks delicious… I love cake.
    Have an awesome weekend.

  3. One of my favorites!! Keep on cookin!

  4. With all those wonderful ingredients, it must be amazing!
    Good luck with your preparations for the move. And good luck using up your existing food supply!

  5. Thanks!...there's still a little left. Any takers?

  6. Oh, you've found the way to my heart. Sweets. Though I prefer chocolate this looks FANTASTIC:)

  7. Oh yum! Me gusto mucho tres leches!! But my hips sure don't. :)

  8. @Lindsay - I wish I could post a photo of chocolate in the comments box! lol

    @Pk - Yours and mine both!


Thanks for stopping by! Please, leave a message...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...