Gelatina de Leche (Milk Gelatin)

Time: Prep: 10 minutes plus cooling and chilling | Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

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Welcome to our charming recipe blog! Today, we’re immersing ourselves in the world of sweets with a classic favorite: Gelatina de Leche, also known as Milk Gelatin. This creamy and refreshing dessert is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a delicious treat. With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you’ll learn how to create a smooth and velvety gelatin that will surely impress your family and friends. Let’s embark on this journey to culinary bliss!


4 cups low-fat milk 

2 cinnamon sticks 

1 box (1 ounce) unflavored gelatin 

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk 

1 tablespoon turbinado sugar 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

Fresh berries and/or mango purée for serving (optional) 


  1. In medium saucepan, heat milk and cinnamon sticks to a simmer over medium heat. In small bowl, whisk gelatin and 1 cup cold water until completely dissolved. Reduce heat to low; add gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in condensed milk and cool 10 minutes. Strain milk mixture through fine-mesh strainer into pitcher, then pour into 1 1/2-quart dessert mold or nonstick bundt pan; discard solids. Refrigerate milk mixture at least 6 hours or until firm.


  1. In small bowl, stir sugar and cinnamon. To unmold gelatin, run small knife around edges of mold to loosen; dip mold in 3 inches hot water for 10 seconds. Carefully invert mold onto serving platter; sprinkle with sugar mixture.


  1. Cut gelatin into 12 (2-inch-thick) slices; serve with berries and/or mango purée, if desired.

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