Dulce de Leche Parfaits are a simple but elegant dessert that even young children can make. You can make them with crushed ginger snaps for a spicy dessert or crushed chocolate cookies for a creamy, chocolaty dessert.
A few weeks ago my friend Ann of The Fountain Avenue Kitchen posted about making Dulce de Leche in your crock pot. I’d seen all the posts a few years back about putting an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water on the stove to make it. That way always seemed a bit unsafe and if you can’t see it, how do you know when it’s done? So of course, I never tried it.
With Ann’s recipe, you make it in the crock pot, in a mason jar. You can cook it for as long as you want to get the desired thickness and color you’re going for. Ann’s my latest hero. I mean, common, just look at this stuff!
- 1 can Dulce de Leche or one homemade jar
- 1 8 ounce tub of cool whip
- 1 cup crushed cookies
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Combine crushed cookies and melted butter, just enough to moisten cookies, set aside. Fold Dulce de Leche into cool whip. Now just layer crushed cookies, cool whip mixture, cookies, cool whip and save just a few cookie crumbs to sprinkle on top. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
You can substitute home-made whipped cream for cool whip.