In my house we all love natillas. In my case, it's one of those flavors that I treasure from my childhood. It was one of my favorite desserts, made by my paternal abuelita, who used to make easy yet delicious treats for me, for years her only nietecita. Every time I make it, my kids ask for more and I am happy that this dessert is the kind that we had from generation to generation... Keep reading cause below I'm sharing the recipe. Check the video for step-by-step directions. 

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Makes 6 servings

4 cups of milk
1/2 of cup sugar
3/8 teaspoon of salt
2 egg yolks
The peel of ½ lime
4 tablespoons of cornstarch
Ground cinnamon

1. Put all ingredients in a pot and whisk well with a whisk.

2. Cook over medium heat, for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.

3. Once boiling, cook 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

4. Turn off the heat and discard the lime peel.

6. Serve in individual bowls and refrigerate until ready to serve.

7. Before serving sprinkle with cinnamon.

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With a Master Degree from Columbia University, Enriqueta is a journalist that went from the newsroom to the world of public relations and 8 years ago discovered the beauty of creating content for various companies. She is based in South Florida, and is the creator of Savoir Faire The Pleasures of the Palate, a blog that marries two of her passions: writing and cooking. 

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Yumm id like to make this. My Suegra makes a drink very similar to this
I won't drink milk but this sounds really good.

I would like to make this. I think my grandma used to make this when I was little.


This sounds nice and simple. :)

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