My mother did not favor packing desserts besides fruit in my lunch box, so eating Manjarate (a play with the word Manjar = Dulce de Leche) was exceptional for me.
Living abroad, Manjarate is something I miss, so I now make this homemade version. It’s even better than the commercial one, fluffy and melts in your mouth with dulce de leche sweetness. The chocolate cover is a lovely crunchy compliment, I use dark chocolate to balance the dulce de leche, but you can use milk chocolate too.
What brand of Dulce de Leche do you recommend?
This is an important question; the most traditional will be a canned Dulce de Leche, La Lechera brand (made in Chile) Amazon affiliated link. Easy to find in Latino markets in the USA, also available in Safeway and Walmart. I don’t recommend using Argentinian Dulce de Leche; they are very heavy on vanilla flavor and distracting for Chilean purposes.
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- In a large bowl, whip the evaporated milk with a hand or stand mixer on high speed until thickened, about 4-6 minutes, depending on the mixer’s power. The volume should increase at least twice.
- Add the dulce de leche and beat on low speed for 1 minute until fully incorporated. Add cream and beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Watch out for splashes.
- In a bowl, put the unflavored gelatin and cover with cold water, stir to wet all the gelatin and let stand for 1 minute, add half a cup of boiling water, and stir 1 minute until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the dissolved gelatin (can use a strainer if you are unsure) to the mixture and beat for 1 minute.
- Spoon mixture into individual ramekins and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave for 45 seconds, remove and stir for 1 minute. If not totally melted, continue heating for 20 seconds and stir for 1 minute each time. When melted, spoon on top of each mousse.
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes and serve.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 Minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Chilled
- Cuisine: Chilean
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 317
- Sugar: 38 g
- Sodium: 98.4 mg
- Fat: 12.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 7.9 g
- Carbohydrates: 45.5 g
- Fiber: 1.6 g
- Protein: 7.9 g
Keywords: Dulce de Leche Mousse
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