Everyday Recipes

Colombian Natilla

Official LA LECHERA®
Colombian Natilla
10 min
10 min
16 servings
  • This Colombian Natilla features a perfect combination of cinnamon, condensed milk and shredded coconut - a Colombian Christmas classic!

Key Ingredients

A white can of sweetened condensed milk with blue labels beside the La Lechera logo and a plate of flan.
Condensed Milk

Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz Can

14 oz. Can


  • 4 cups NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Make It

Step 1

Heat 3 cups evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, cloves and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture just boils. Reduce heat to low. Remove cinnamon sticks.

Step 2

Whisk remaining 1 cup evaporated milk and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to heated milk mixture along with shredded coconut. Increase heat to medium-low. Stir constantly for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and you can see the bottom of the saucepan when stirring.

Step 3

Pour natilla in an 8-inch-square baking dish. Allow to cool and firm for 1 hour. Before serving, sprinkle with ground cinnamon and slice into pieces.

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