Dulce de Leche and Coffee Trifle is the simplest traditional Portuguese dessert that you won’t be able to stop eating!
This Dulce de Leche and Coffee Trifle it’s called “Doce da Casa” in Portuguese. It only takes 15 minutes to make! So, if you need a really easy and quick dessert this is the one. Also, you can even make it in advance. It’s full of flavor: Dulce de Leche, Coffee, Cream, and Cocoa. What could be better?
This is the most addicting and easy dessert I have ever made! As a result, it has been a family favorite for many years.
Before I got to the final recipe, to give it to you guys, I made it twice and… Guess what? It disappeared from the fridge. Also, I almost couldn’t take it to my parent’s house at the first recipe test. And, the second batch just didn’t make it to there. 😉
This Dulce de Leche and Coffee Trifle is the best! It’s easy, quick (you can make it under 30 minutes), it’s unbelievably comforting. In addition, you can make it a crowd pleaser just by switching the individual pots for one big dish.
Give it a try and I assure you this is going to be a frequent presence in your parties or friends and family dinners.
Did you already know Maria biscuit? It’s great for this kind of dessert! But if you can’t find it, switch it for a basic biscuit like the Digestive one.
How have you been? How’s your summer?
Have you tried the Molotov? It’s delicious, isn’t it?
What can I tell you about my summer days… First of all more time with family, more barbecues, more time with my dogs. Also, more time to read and test recipes for you and for me… yum…
And, I have been doing physiotherapy to my right wrist. Due to the pain that I have been feeling, I didn’t have much will to bake, sorry!
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk cooked* (like caramel or dulce de leche) 385g
- 4 egg yolks
- 18 + Maria biscuits
- 200 ml hot water (3/4 cup + 1 tbsp)
- 2 tbsp soluble coffee
- 400 ml cream (1+1/2 cup + 2 tbsp)
- 4 egg whites
- 9 g gelatin sheet
- 4 tbsp sugar
- pinch of salt
- cocoa powder
- In a small saucepan whisk together egg yolks and Dulce the Leche until homogenized.
- Get it over medium-heat for five minutes or until the first bubble appears. Then, then reduce the heat to medium-low and whisk vigorously for 1 minute and take it off. It's ok if it is thinner at first it will get thicker along the way.
- Let it cool and stir once in a while. If you want it to cool quicker just beat it with a hand mixer. After this pour it into the jars, pots or even a deep dish where you'll serve the dessert. Make sure to be generous. 😉
- Mix coffee with hot water and let it cool. When lukewarm, dip the biscuits on both sides and place them over the layer of Dulce de Leche. Be careful so the cookies do not fall apart. I used 3 biscuits per single dose.
- Hydrate the gelatin sheets in ice cold water. The cream should be very cold.
- Whisk egg whites until soft peaks with the salt.
- Wisk the cream until firm peaks, when almost ready add the tablespoons of sugar one by one.
- When the cream is ready, drain the gelatin and melt it for a few seconds in the microwave or on the stove. With the mixer on, pour the melted gelatin into the cream and mix well (if the gelatin is too hot, wait a bit).
- Fold egg whites into the cream. Then pour it over the coffee layer or take a few minutes to the fridge to gain some structure and make some decoration in this final layer.
- Take it to the fridge for at least an hour or you can even do it the day before.
- When serving garnish with cocoa powder as much as you like. A good layer of cocoa pleases me. This will make a fantastic contrast with the sweetness of the dessert. And it's flavor blends in perfectly, harmonizing with the all the layers.
*You can serve smaller doses, all of it for 8 to 10 people.
Tell me how it went. Did you enjoy this Dulce the Leche and Coffee Trifle? Would you change something?
Hope you like it! =)
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