What is Jamoncillo?
Jamoncillo is a type of Dulce de Leche (Milk Candy) made from cow’s milk, sugar and other ingredients customary to the origin of the recipe. Jamoncillo has a light brown coloring and usually its flavor is mixed with pecans or other dried fruits.
This confectionery delicacy has been traditionally made in the northern part of Mexico in the areas of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Jalisco and Guanajuato.
What are the qualities of a good Jamoncillo candy?
You can detect a good Jamoncillo by its smoothness. While you bite into a good Jamoncillo you should not feel any hard sugar crumbles within the candy. You can also detect it by the simplicity of its ingredients: milk and sugar, that’s all. The magic happens in the preparation of the this traditional Dulce de Leche.