Dulce Frío - Recipe & Video (Dominican Trifle)

Dulce Frío - Recipe & Video (Dominican Trifle): few desserts in our collection combine sophistication, easy preparation and popularity like this one.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword dominican trifle, dulce frio recipe, how to make dulce frio
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 626kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 1 cup of condensed milk
  • 2 cups of evaporated milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of rum (optional)
  • 20 lady fingers
  • 1 cup of fresh (or canned) fruit, diced

Meringue topping

  • 2 egg whites (pasteurized egg best)
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar

Whipped cream topping

  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream , chilled
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese , chilled
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar


  • Mix condensed and evaporated milk. Add yolks, cornstarch and vanilla. Mix well with a stick blender. Boil in bain marie over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it thickens to the same consistency as condensed milk (15-20 mins). Remove from the heat. Stir until it cools down to room temperature (to cool faster poor cool water in a pot, and put the pot with the mixture inside that one, like a "reverse bain marie", see video for details). Sieve to eliminate undissolved parts. Chill.
  • Pour the rum into a dish. Briefly dip the ladyfingers in the rum. Arrange half the ladyfingers in a deep-bottomed serving pan. Cover with half the milk cream. Arrange the other half of the ladyfingers followed by the remaining milk cream. Top with the fruit. Chill.

Cream topping

  • Chill the mixer bowl and wire whip beforehand.
  • Mix cream cheese, sugar and heavy cream. Whip until it forms peaks (don't overdo it or it'll turn into butter!). Cover the ladyfingers with the whipped cream, or decorate with rosettes, like I did.
  • Serve chilled.

Meringue topping

  • Whip egg whites until it starts rising. Add sugar and continue beating until it forms peaks. Cover the ladyfingers with the meringue.



Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 1.7mg