Quesillo: A Simple and Delicious Homemade Recipe

by akash


Hey there! Ever heard of quesillo? It’s a super tasty dessert that’s a bit like flan or caramel pudding. People of all ages love it, especially because it’s sweet, smooth, and just plain delightful. Making quesillo at home is easy-peasy, and I’m here to show you how. By the end of this, you’ll be a quesillo-making pro!

Recipe Details

Quesillo is famous for its caramel top and creamy texture. This dessert doesn’t need fancy ingredients or tools, making it perfect for a fun kitchen project. Let’s dive into what you need and how to make it, step by step.


To make quesillo, you need:

  • 1 cup of sugar (for the caramel)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (14 oz) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 oz) of evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preparation Steps

  1. Make the Caramel: First, pour the sugar into a pan. Heat it over medium flame. Keep stirring until it melts and turns golden. Quickly pour this liquid gold into your baking dish, coating the bottom evenly.
  2. Mix the Ingredients: In a bowl, crack open the eggs and beat them lightly. Add both the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Stir in the vanilla extract. Mix everything well until it’s super smooth.
  3. Combine: Pour this mixture over the caramel in the baking dish.
  4. Bake: You’ll need to bake it in a water bath. So, place your dish in a larger pan filled with water. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 1 hour or until it sets.
  5. Cool and Serve: Let it cool, then chill it in the fridge. To serve, flip the quesillo onto a plate so the caramel is on top.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Smooth Mix: For a super smooth texture, blend the milk and eggs in a blender.
  • Flavor Fun: Feel free to add a twist with lime or orange zest.
  • Sugar Watch: If the sugar turns too dark when making caramel, start over. Bitter caramel can ruin the taste.

Serving Suggestions

Serve quesillo chilled. It’s perfect after any meal or as a sweet treat anytime. You can add fruits like berries or a dollop of whipped cream on top for extra yum.

Nutritional Information

Quesillo is a dessert, so it’s on the sweet side. Each serving has about 300-400 calories, with a good mix of carbs from the sugar and milk. It also has proteins from the eggs. Remember, it’s okay to enjoy treats like quesillo in moderation.

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