For the Holidays : Capirotada de Leche & Abuelitas Chocolate - Sammy Makes Six

For the Holidays : Capirotada de Leche & Abuelitas Chocolate

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Today I am excited to share some of my favorite products, both essentials not just in my everyday pantry, but absolute must-haves for the holiday season. Of course I am talking about NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk and NESTLÉ® ABUELITA® Mexican Hot Chocolate - both of these products will bring even more joy to all of your holiday gatherings and they're also perfect for those days you're home just enjoying family.

Growing up in a Mexican household NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk was one of those products that I can remember always seeing in my moms kitchen. In fact, anytime that we saw a can of NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® we got really happy, because we knew that something really delicious was being planned. It could have been something as simple as pan tostado topped with NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® or maybe mom was going to do some baking with it, but whatever it was going to be, we knew that it would be delicious.

La Lechera strives to aid moms in the kitchen with quality, consistency and creativity that you can use to bring your family together. La Lechera is the perfect ingredient to help you pamper your loved ones with delicious desserts that fit your busy lifestyle. It's tradition and quality are guaranteed to create unforgettable family bonding moments.

And probably even more special to us is NESTLÉ® ABUELITA Mexican Hot Chocolate, which is literally happiness in a mug. This, this is our hot chocolate. We're not a hot cocoa type of fam, even though we do enjoy a cup here, but honestly anytime we are craving the warmth of a delicious cup of hot chocolate, NESTLÉ® ABUELITA it is. There is just nothing like it.

Find NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk​ and NESTLÉ® ABUELITA Mexican Hot Chocolate​ at your local Walmart.

Today I am going to share one of our favorite holiday dishes that pairs beautifully with Abuelita.

Capirotada de Leche (serves 4-6)
NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk: 1 can
NESTLÉ® Carnation Evaporated Milk: 2 cans
French bread loaf: 1
Vanilla: 2 tbsp
Cinnamon sticks: 2​
Mozzarella: 1 cup sliced
Bananas: 3 slices
Raisins" 1/2 cup
Shredded coconut: 1/2 cup

Slice french bread into 1/2 inch slices and butter on both sides. We prefer to toast them on a skillet but you can also put them in the oven for a few minutes. Set those aside while we prepare the sauce.
Pre-heat oven to 350°
In a saucepan combine NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk and NESTLÉ® Evaporated Milk, along with cinnamon sticks and vanilla. Allow this to simmer slowly while stirring frequently. Simmer until boiling with medium heat.

Now we will build our capirotada in a baking dish. Start by layering the bottom with the toasted French bread, then add a generous amount of sauce slowly, allowing a few minutes for the bread to really soak up as much of the sauce as possible.  Now add a generous layer of bananas, cheese and raisins. 

Once first layer is completed we will do the same thing again, layer french bread, soak generously with sauce, top with bananas, cheese raisins and shredded coconut. Take any remaining sauce and slowly top the entire dish.

Bake for 20 minutes covered with foil and an extra 10 minutes uncovered.

The really neat thing about capirotada is that you can personalize it to your liking. I have always preferred to add white cheese while others use yellow cheese. I just really love the taste of mozzarella with the sweetness of the sweet condensed milk and bananas. I don't add peanuts either but that's another ingredient that you will almost always find in this dish. 

My suggestion is to play around with the dish and eventually you will come up with a version that is perfect for you and yours. We love this slightly toasted, less mushy version of capirotada made with milk instead of water. 

And of course you can not forget to pair it with a delicious glass of NESTLÉ® ABUELITA!

Sweet perfection and a perfect holiday recipe.

This holiday season stop by your local Walmart to pick up some  NESTLÉ® ABUELITA and NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk for your holiday recipes, make it easy by using the Add To Cart option below!