Baked Milk (Leche Asada) is a traditional dessert in Chile. It is not considered something special. It was a dessert of the weekdays in my childhood. It is quick to make and delicious.
Leche Asada is more flavorful when made with whole milk, but you can use 2% milk. If you make individual portions, they can be unmoulded, but the traditional dessert is baked on a glass baking dish and served directly from it. I’ve ruined several trying to unmold them; do not do it.
Leche asada is a popular dessert in Chile and other Latin American countries. The name “leche asada” translates to “roasted milk” in English, and it’s a sweet, custard-like dessert made from simple ingredients like milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. It belongs to the famous milk-based dessert family.
Step to prepare Leche Asada:
- Prepare the Caramel Sauce: Be careful not to burn it. The final color you want to achieve is a light tea.
- Preheat the Oven
- Make the Leche Asada Mixture by hand or in the blender.
- Cool and Serve Once cooled, refrigerate for several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld and the dessert to firm up.
It’s often enjoyed or garnished with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of additional caramel sauce.
I copied down the variant with apples. It’s my favorite. Follow the instructions carefully for the hard caramel. You can use condensed milk or sugar and replace the milk with evaporated milk. There are many variations for Leche Asada. I recommend the Dulce de Leche and Lucuma.Print
- 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk or 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups of milk (whole or 2%)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C.
- Make the caramel: In a small pot, combine the sugar and water, put over medium heat, and boil. Moistening the pot walls so they do not become sugary afterward is a good idea. Let boil, reduce the heat, and keep boiling until medium pale caramel forms (tea-colored). Please do not neglect the pot because it burns very fast. Do not stir.
- Cover the baking dish (8″ x 8″) with the hot caramel. Turn the mold carefully so that the caramel covers the walls. The mold is going to get hot; be careful. The caramel will solidify. It is normal.
- Mix the condensed milk or sugar, milk, vanilla, and eggs in a blender or a big bowl. Pour over the caramelized baking dish.
- Bake until firm and brown, 50-60 minutes. I will rise in the oven and then collapse. It’s normal.
- Let cool and serve. Keep refrigerated.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Chilean
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 211
- Sugar: 40.6 g
- Sodium: 53.9 mg
- Fat: 3.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 40.6 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 4.3 g
Keywords: roasted milk, leche asada, milk dessert