Dulce de leche, also known as Arequipe, Cajeta, Manjar (literally: sweets made from milk or milk jam) is a spread or cream made from milk, sugar and vanilla that is widespread throughout Latin America. Dulce de leche is also used as an ingredient in the production of desserts such as pudding, flan or ice cream. It is also often used as a filling for cakes, e.g. B. Torta de Mil Hojas (thousand leaf cake) made from puff pastry. Alfajores are also often filled with dulce de leche and possibly coated in chocolate and are particularly widespread in Argentina and Uruguay.