Dairy Recipe - Mexican Dessert "Chongos Zamoranos"

Posted on: June 12, 2017

The Chongos Zamoranos are a simple dessert or candy made from milk and sugar. This traditional dessert is old: its origin goes back to the colonial time and was attributed to convents from the city of Zamora de Hidalgo, in the Mexican state of Michoacán. To make this Mexican dessert, rennet tablets are dissolved in milk, sugar and grated cinnamon are added; the resulting dessert is soft dairy clusters in syrup with great taste and spongy consistency.



  • 8 cups of milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 complete rennet tablet
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • juice from 2 pressed lemons


Heat up the milk over medium-low heat; making sure that it does not boil.

Add the rennet tablet, previously dissolved in a little bit of milk; and mix. Cook this for half an hour.

Add the lemon juice and mix. When the milk is completely curdled, grate the cinnamon sticks over its surface and sprinkle with the sugar, without mixing. Simmer over low heat for 2 hours approximately. Pull out when most of the liquids have evaporated around the curds of milk. (The whey should not boil during this whole process; so please be careful as this is important)


"Enjoy!" says our colleague Juan Raul Vazquez, Species Marketing Dairy.


June 12, 2017