Davina’s Dulce De Leche

Serves 6

I have to confess I do have a sweet tooth and this is one of my favourite naughty but nice treats. There’s no table sugar in this recipe so it’s not quite as sweet as usual, but it’s good and easy to make ─ it just needs a lot of stirring and I mean a lot. You can use coconut milk instead of evaporated if you want a change of flavour.


  • 410g can of evaporated milk
  • 150ml maple syrup


  1. Pour evaporated milk and syrup into a saucepan. Bring them to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer, stirring regularly, until the sauce has reduced and thickened to the consistency of a thick pouring custard. This will take 20 minutes to half an hour so be patient.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the sauce into a sterilised jar . Leave to cool and it will set to a spreadable consistency. This keeps well in the fridge for at least a few weeks.