Cajeta quemada or plain, also known as dulce de leche or caramel topping, is perfect for authentic Mexican desserts. A very popular product by Coronado. Cajeta is pronounced “kahHAYtah”. Delicious for alfajores. Milk Caramel Spread. CAJETA Cajeta [kahHAYtah]is a thick, dark syrup or paste made from
- Is perfect for authentic Mexican desserts
- A thick, dark syrup or paste made from caramelized sugar and milk traditionally goat’s milk
- It’s used in Mexico and in some South American countries primarily as a dessert by itself or as a topping for ice cream or fruit
I couldn’t believe I found the traditional glass jar! I grew up in Mexico, and a few years back, Coronado switched to squeezable bottles. Unfortunately, this means they also thinned the cajeta out to make it “squeezable”… also, plastic bottles just didn’t feel the same to me.
Now I can’t even get the squeezable bottles since I live in the Bay Area, and am ecstatic to have found it!
Cajeta is delicious- by the spoonful straight out of the jar, or spread on french bread or the traditional Mexican bolillo (these were always a dessert treat growing up). Also, many make sandwiches out of Cajeta and butter- much the way nutella gets made into a sandwich. Great treat for the kids!
TessLa Crescent, MN
Wow. I bought this because the store was out of the cans of dulce de leche. I am okay with goats milk and figured no one in the house would touch it but me. (More for me!!!) Needless to say, my husband tasted it on a whim and said it was the best caramel he EVER put in his mouth. The hint of flavor from the goats milk makes it luxurious and fantastic. I feel like I am eating an otherworldly treat. Yum! I only wish it came in one gallon jugs.
some initial problems with shipping…seems to have been some miscommunication between Amazon and the seller. They did not have the item in stock and yet it was still being sold on Amazon without any warning. I called their number and the person I spoke with was very friendly. However, the product is quite good.
AltheaSeal Harbor, ME