Spanish Leche Frita — Fried Milk Coated In Cinnamon & Sugar

Fried milk may sound like a weird thing at first, but leche frita is a very popular —not to mention delicious — dessert in Spain. And best of all, it's super easy to make and the fact that it's on a stick makes it twice as nice because it means no sticky fingers!

You'll Need (for 6):

For the leche frita:

  • 24 fl oz milk
  • 1 lemon peel
  • 1½ cinnamon sticks
  • 3 oz sugar
  • 4 tbsp corn starch


  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • food container
  • 1 tsp soft butter

For the coating:

  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 oz sugar

Here's How:

1. Set 8 fl oz of the milk aside for now. Pour 16 fl oz of the milk into a saucepan over medium heat, add the lemon peel and cinnamon sticks, and bring to a boil.

2. Stir the sugar into the milk, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the lemon peel and cinnamon sticks from the milk.

3. Add the corn starch to the 8 fl oz of milk that you set aside in the beginning, mix well, and pour this mixture into the boiled milk in the saucepan.

4. Brush a food container with butter and pour the thickened milk cream into it. Once the mixture cools down to room temperature, place the container in the refrigerator and let chill for 3 hours.

5. Flip the contents of the food container onto a small board.

6. Cut the milk rectangle into equally wide slices and slide a popsicle stick into each slice. 

7. Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat. Coat each fried milk piece in flour and beaten egg and fry each side in the pan until golden brown. After all of the pieces have been fried, roll them in a cinnamon sugar mixture.

And your famous Spanish sweet is ready to go! In no time at all, you'll feel like you're vacationing on the beaches of Mallorca or taking a stroll through the center of Madrid. What a fiesta!

You can find the recipe for the Banana Bread on a Stick featured in the bonus video here.


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