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cajeta

cajeta [kai-yetta] noun

A Mexican milk sweet similar to dulce de leche. Cajeta can have a syrupy consistency or be thick enough to spread. It is made by simmering goat’s milk and sugar until the mixture becomes thick and caramelized. Although goat’s milk is the traditional base, cow’s milk or mixtures of the two milks can be used, occasionally even juices. Cajeta is often used as a spread for breads and pastries or as a topping for ice cream.