This Gelatina de Leche, or Mexican Milk jello, recipe is sure to be a hit at your next party. It is super easy to make, especially with the help of Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap
There are always certain recipes that you remember from your youth. For me, there are quite a few, but one that sticks out the most is this gelatina de leche recipe. My abuela and my mom used to make it for me when I was growing up, and now I make it for my kids.
Gelatina de leche is basically flavored gelatin, enhanced with butter and evaporated milk. This makes for an extremely creamy and delicious texture. It is really cool, because you will add the butter and evaporated milk to the prepared gelatin, and it will separate on its own while cooling down.
The first time my husband (then boyfriend) met my parents, my mom made this for him. I think that is one of the reasons that he fell in love with me – he loved this gelatina de leche, and always asks my mom and me to make it.
My husband enjoying my mom’s cooking may seem like a tiny victory, but it helped establish a great relationship between him and my family, which is so important to me!
In order for this recipe to turn out correctly, you have to make sure that the gelatin sets up perfectly. To do that, I like to pour the gelatin into small molds, and then cover them with plastic wrap. I don’t know if you have had the same experience as me, but most of the time when I use plastic wrap, I end up using way more than I need to because it is so hard to cut off the perfect piece. Fortunately, thanks to Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap, those days are behind me.
Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap has some pretty neat features that make it a must-have for your kitchen. This may also seem like a tiny victory, but I can reassure you that this product can save you time!
These features including the following:
- a built-in slider which ensures a clean cut, every time.
- the Starter edge™ makes it easy to find the start of the roll.
- Each roll is automatically held in place to keep it from jumping out of the package during dispensing
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This gelatina de leche is perfect for taking to parties and other gatherings where you have to bring a dessert or side dish. If you are going to take it far, I would definitely suggest using a larger mold and covering it with Reynolds KITCHENS® Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap. Just one word of warning – once you let other people try this, they are definitely going to be asking for the recipe! …. And guess what? They won’t believe how easy it is to make! Check out the recipe below.
Gelatina de Leche (Mexican Milk Jello)
- 1 6 Oz. box of flavored gelatin
- Water for the gelatin
- 1 bar of butter 8 tablespoons
- 1 can of evaporated milk 12 oz.
- Prepare the gelatin according to the instructions, omitting one cup of water from the instructions.
- Add the liquid gelatin to a blender with the butter and evaporated milk, and blend well.
- Empty into a large mold or individual molds.
- Wait until it solidifies and then serve.
Sunday 26th of June 2022
Is there a difference in using a jello mix to a gelatin mix? Will this still work? I only could find jello mix so am trying with that….
Tuesday 1st of February 2022
This looks good but how many servings does it make?
Wednesday 17th of March 2021
I am so excited to try this recipe should I grease the molds Or does the butter in the recipe keep it from sticking?
Friday 8th of January 2021
When you say gelatin do yo mean jello ?
Thursday 30th of July 2020
Is it salted or unsalted butter? Thanks!
Saturday 15th of October 2022
@Charbel Barker, Does the butter need to be melted?
Monday 3rd of August 2020
Hi! I use unsalted butter for this.