Natillas recipe

Talk to any native New Mexican about their favorite traditional dessert and they’re bound to gush over their grandmother’s natillas.

The word “natillas” is a diminutive of the Spanish word “nata,” which translates to “cream” in English, and refers to the consistency of a variety of custards and similar delicacies in the Spanish-speaking world.

Made with milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar, natillas is easy to whip up and will make you feel like you’re back at your grandmother’s kitchen table.

Check out the recipe below: