Cuban Recipes, Cocktails, and Desserts

Sour Milk Dessert

Sour Milk Dessert

This is a simple and delicious dessert that my grandmother used to prepare and that we all liked a lot, it is the sour milk dessert, its preparation is very easy and the result a rich and soft sweet, it is prepared with milk that is soured with lemon juice and cooked for a long time to create a syrupy sweet to which raisins are added and aromatized with cinnamon and vanilla. This sweet is very famous, before it was prepared frequently and in many family homes, nowadays it is rare to find it but it is still a delight of the Creole sweets that we must keep and enjoy.

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 ½ liter of milk
  • 1 Kg. Sugar
  • 100 gr. of raisins
  • the juice of a green lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 touch of rum
  • 1 touch of vanilla

First, bring the milk with the cinnamon stick to the fire, when it is warm, add the lemon juice and the sugar, do not stir until the mixture is cut in large lumps due to the lemon juice. Apart beat the eggs very well and pour them slowly into the milk, one with a whisk. When a syrup is formed add the raisins, rum and vanilla, let cook until this thickened, pour into a mold and when cool refrigerate.

If you use vaporated milk, the souring proccess become a little slow but is still possible.



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