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Natillas is a term used to refer different delicacies in the Spanish-speaking world. In Spain this term refers to a custard dish made with milk and eggs.


Natillas in Spain is a custard dish typically made with milk, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and

cinnamon. The dish

is prepared by gently boiling the milk and slowly stirring in the eggs (often just the yolks) and other ingredients to create a sweet custard. This custard is similar to flan but is typically richer, makes generous use of cinnamon flavoring, and does not use caramel as flan normally



This term is used in Peru, especially the city of Piura, to refer to dulce de leche, a spread made of milk and sugar that is boiled until it is thick and the sugar has caramelized to a rich brown color. It should be noted that the Peruvian confection manjar blanco is arguably more similar to Spanish natillas except that it is somewhat thicker and has no eggs (and it can also be noted that manjar blanco in Spain refers to yet another dish).


In Colombia, natilla is similar to a custard-like pudding made with eggs, it looks more like flan.

Mexico and New Mexico

In Mexico and New Mexico, Natillas are also found

and resembles a thicker version of the dessert drink called "Atole leche" .

See also


Manjar blanco

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