Holiday Dessert Idea: Leche Frita

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When it comes to the Holidays I usually like to keep with the traditions I grew up with and make special treats like pudding de pan, arroz con leche and a traditional flan. This year I decided to venture out and try making leche frita (fried milk or like my kids call fried pudding), I’ve made it a few times before but this time I decided to flavor it with International Delight® Frosted Sugar Cookie creamer to give the leche frita the sweet taste of home in a rich, creamy swirl inspired by cookies & frosting. I got my International Delight® creamer at Walmart where I found all of my ingredients for the leche frita at the end of refrigerator aisle. I love that I can use this creamer in recipes and my morning coffee of course, because why not stir liquid holiday cheer into your coffee? Scroll down for a great holiday dessert idea: leche frita!

holiday dessert idea: leche frita

The holidays are know for cooler weather, lots of fiestas, and having family over to visit or an unexpected guest showing up at your door and I like to be prepared and have recipes like this leche frita that’s perfect to have as dessert along with a hot cup of coffee sweetened with International Delight® Frosted Sugar Cookie or the other equally delicious options they have like International Delight® Chocolate Hazelnut: the ultimate holiday must-have for any home!


2 tablespoons International Delight® Frosted Sugar Cookie creamer
2 cups of whole milk
3 tablespoons of corn starch
Vegetable oil
2 table spoons of sugar
1 cup of Panko bread crumbs **you can also just use extra flour but I found the panko gives the leche frita crunchier.
2 eggs
Powder sugar


Add milk, cornstarch, creamers and sugar into saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil while continuously whisking , then lower the heat and continue to whisk for about 10 minutes or until mixture has thickened. **Make sure not to let mixture stick to bottom of pan.

The mixture should be very thick much like pudding.Pour the mixture into a small ceramic or glass pan , and allow to cool overnight on countertop or for a few hours in fridge.

After mixture is cool and firm remove from pan and cut into squares.
Grab three bowls and use one for eggs, one for flour and one for the panko bread crumbs.

Heat oil. Grab a pudding square and dip into flour, then eggs and then panko.
Using a spoon or spatula place pudding squares into oil and fry on each side until golden. **Only fry a few at a time.

Remove leche frita from oil and place on paper towel to cool.

Top with cinnamon and powder sugared and serve with melted chocolate for dipping.

Leche frita is unique enough to serve on its own or as dessert at all your holiday gatherings!

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  1. The holidays are all about the treats! These sound phenomenal! I love using creamer in recipes. Adds do much flavor effortlessly.

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