Glazed Sweet Potato with Evaporated Milk

Camote Sweet Potato

Camote enmielado is one of my all-time favorite Mexican desserts. It’s sweet potato cooked in a cane sugar syrup, served warm and topped with evaporated milk. You can find piloncillo  in the Latin section of your grocery store or order it online.


2 sweet potatoes with skin, sliced in 1 inch pieces

1 piloncillo

1 cinnamon stick

1/2 cup water

1 can evaporated milk

– In a medium sauce pan, add 1/2 cup water, cinnamon stick, sliced sweet potatoes, and piloncillo.

– Cook covered over low heat for 20-25 minutes or until piloncillo has melted and the sweet potatoes are soft.

– Halfway through the cooking process, uncover, stir,  and break any pieces of sugar remaining.

– Once cooked, remove from heat and uncover. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.

– Serve warm and top with as much evaporated milk as desired.



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