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Where to buy the best handcrafted Dulce de Leche in New Zealand - Vegan and Lactose free options

Are you looking for new ingredients or different ways to improve your bakings, desserts or even add a new flavour to your Sunday family breakfast routine? 

If you’d like to get your partner or kids excited about a new sweet recipe, then you should definitely try Dulce de Leche!

Kiwis are known for having a diverse culinary taste and appreciating foods from all over the world. Among the many flavours they can enjoy, there's one sweet delight that's really worth talking about.

1. What is Dulce de Leche?

It’s a creamy caramel spread that is the result of slow cooking milk, sugar and baking soda. 
Its final texture is sweet, smooth and has a rich, delicious flavour with hints of vanilla.

Dulce de Leche - aka. Manjar, Arequipe, Cajeta, Doce de Leite, Milk Caramel - can be spread on pancakes, toast, crackers, fruit, cakes, churros and even poured into smoothies or ice cream.

2. Where does it comes from ?

Dulce de leche is known to have originated in Argentina and Uruguay in South America in the early 1800s 🇦🇷🇺🇾

Legend has it that it was discovered by someone who left a pot of milk and sugar simmering for too long by accident, resulting in a thick, delicious treat. 

Since then it has become a big part of the South American culture, and has even been declared to be part of our gastronomic cultural heritage.

3. What is it good with?

Spread it on toast, waffles or pancakes 🍞 🧇 🥞 for a delicious breakfast. Pour it over ice cream or churros for an incredible dessert 🍦

It also goes great with banana - and chocolate, of course. It’s so good, some people eat it straight from the jar :)

4. Baking and Desserts

Dulce de leche can be a great addition to your bakings and desserts as well. 

You can add it to brownie mix for a gooey centre, put it inside cake layers 🍰 for a tasty filling, or even mix it into cheesecake batter to achieve a rich caramel flavour!

5. Finally: Where can I buy it?

You can find dulce de leche at a few local markets and specialty stores in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand. 

It can also be bought straight from local producers like Rincón del Manjar.

Rincón del Manjar: Bringing Sweet Delights to your home

We are a local family business located in Auckland, dedicated to producing the Best handmade Dulce de Leche - Manjar - as well as other sweet delicacies.

Our handmade Dulce de Leche is made 100% from natural ingredients and we also make our very own Vegan and Lactose Free ones! 

Whether you're already a fan or you're curious to try it, you'll definitely love our versions ❤️

🚗 Local delivery or pickup in Glenfield, AKL
📦 Postage to all of NZ!


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