My mother-in-law prepared Calabacitas con Leche (Zucchini with milk) often for her six kiddies. And they all still remember it fondly. Calabacitas con Leche is just that, zucchini cooked with sugar and milk. And it is delicious! It tastes almost like Taninole (Pumpkin with Milk).
Calabacitas con Leche
- 8 medium zucchini, sliced
- 1/3 cup water
- 2/3 cups sugar*
- 2 cups milk
- Ground Nutmeg (for garnish)
Place the sliced zucchini, water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Cover saucepan and cook over medium heat until almost all of the water has been absorbed. *If you have a sweet tooth, add more sugar. These zucchini were very sweet, so I didn't need as much sugar.
Add the milk and reduce the heat to low. Cover saucepan and simmer until the milk begins to bubble.
To serve, ladle the zucchini and plenty of milk into mugs or small bowls. And sprinkle with ground nutmeg. Enjoy!!!