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Authentic Spanish Fried Milk Recipe - Crispy Outside, Creamy Inside

Dive into the enchanting world of Spanish cuisine with our Spanish Fried Milk recipe. Discover how to create this crispy, golden delight with a creamy heart, a traditional dessert that promises to surprise and delight your taste buds.

Embark on a culinary journey to Spain as we unveil the secrets to creating authentic Spanish Fried Milk, a dessert that's crispy on the outside and unbelievably creamy on the inside. 🍮 This traditional delicacy, known as 'Leche Frita' in Spanish, combines a rich, custard-like interior with a golden, crunchy exterior, making it a unique treat for all dessert lovers

Servings: 6 - Prep: 15 min - Cook: 40 min - Total: 55 min


  • 1L whole milk

  • 120g corn starch

  • 100g sugar

  • 3 pieces lemon peels

  • 4 pieces orange peels

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 3 egg yolks


  • 3 eggs

  • 60g all-purpose flour

  • Sugar

  • Cinnamon

  • Oil to fry


  1. In a pot, add 700 ml of milk over medium heat, then add the cinnamon stick, and lemon and orange peels. Bring to a boil, then remove it from the heat and let it infuse for 20 minutes.

  2. Mix 300 ml of cold milk with the cornstarch.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks with the sugar and whisk until it becomes creamy and pale in colour. Then add the milk mixed with the cornstarch, along with the vanilla extract.

  4. After 20 minutes, strain the milk and start to heat it over medium-low heat. Add the egg mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens into a smooth, thick cream.

  5. Cover a tray with cling film and pour the cream, spreading it evenly. Cover with another layer of cling film, ensuring it makes direct contact with the cream to prevent a crust from forming. Let it set in the fridge for about 4 hours or overnight.

  6. Remove the set cream from the tray and cut it into equal pieces.

  7. In two separate bowls, add flour and beat 3 eggs. Coat the pieces first with flour, then with the beaten egg.

  8. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat and fry the pieces until they are golden brown. Once done, place them on a plate lined with kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

  9. While still hot, coat the fried milk pieces with cinnamon sugar.