Dulce de leche is a caramel sauce that is available in many grocery stores nationwide, such as Safeway and Whole Foods, usually in the Latin foods section of the store. It is often available in Latin foods specialty markets, and it is possible to make it at home.
Dulce de leche is a popular dessert item in many South American sweets and treats. There are many different types with ingredients that vary by region, but they share a rich caramel flavor. Cake, pastry and drink recipes may incorporate dulce de leche, and it can serve as a sauce with any dessert.