Rating: 4 stars
6 Ratings
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This is a classic Peruvian dessert which is very popular in Chile, it's irresistible for all ages! It's easy and I've been able to prepare it myself since I was little! Try it, you won't regret it!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
3 hrs
3 hrs 45 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, vanilla, and egg yolks in a saucepan. Place over medium-low heat and gently cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, about 30 minutes. Pour into a heatproof serving dish and set aside.

  • Whip the egg whites with confectioners' sugar to stiff peaks (see Editor's Note). Spread meringue on top of milk mixture. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving, if desired.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

To pasteurize your egg whites, you can make a Swiss meringue: combine the 2 egg whites with about 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a stainless steel mixing bowl. Heat over a double boiler, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted and egg whites are hot to the touch. Remove from heat and whip until fluffy and stiff. Alternately, you can substitute 1/4 cup pasteurized liquid egg whites and save the raw egg whites for another use. Pasteurized whites take longer to whip, but will work just fine. Learn more about How to Pasteurize Egg Whites in our article.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 62.4g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 108.8mg; sodium 171.3mg. Full Nutrition