Okay so when I went to Uruguay, I had no idea what to expect. Was it going to be a small town vibe? Was it going to be busy and overwhelming? Was it going to be fun and interesting? I had no previous knowledge of Uruguay, causing me to get a serious case of the “in awe” disease. The cobblestone streets, the fortress wall, and the lighthouse all contributed to the island feel the Spanish speaking country gave off. And what delicious dessert did this place have? Ice cream.
I’m not sure what makes Uruguay ice cream the best that I have tasted, but its gooooood! Noting especially that the dolce de leche flavor is the best, just saying. Uruguay is not particularly noted for their ice cream. They are more famous for dolce de leche, a caramelized substance made from milk and sugar. Directly translating to “candy of milk,” dolce de leche is both unhealthy and delicious. The combination of ice cream and dolce de leche results in a fluffy (if ice cream can be fluffy), smooth, and creamy treat.
How do they make this combination? To make dolce de leche at home, you can simply fill a huge pot of water with water, pop an UNOPENED can of condensed milk into the pot; make sure that the can is completely covered by water. Boil water then simmer for 3 hours and bam! Dolce de leche at home! I am not sure what Uruguay does to give the ice cream a different texture, but to make some dolce de leche ice cream at home go to: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/homemade-dulce-de-leche-ice-cream-recipe/index.html for the recipe.