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Cajeta Gelatin Dessert or {Gelatina}

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  • Author: Karla Diaz Cano
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 1x


Creamy, milk gelatin dessert made with cajeta, a traditional Mexican treat.


  • 1 10.5 oz jar (310 g) cajeta (preferably Coronado brand)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 12-oz (354 mL) can evaporated milk
  • 1 14-oz (369 g) can condensed milk
  • 3 1-oz (28 g) packages flavorless gelatin
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Place water in a small bowl and add the flavorless gelatin. Let it sit until it hardens (about 10 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, place the 3 milks and the cajeta in the blender. Blend until completely combined.
  3. Once the flavorless gelatin hardens, melt it in a small pot or in the microwave. Add it to the milk and cajeta mixture and blend.
  4. Pour into a 6-cup capacity jell-o mold or 12-1/2 cup smaller molds. If you feel the mixture is a bit hot, let it cool before placing it in the refrigerator. Allow gelatin to harden, for about 5 hours.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
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