Confiture au lait, or candied milk jam, is the French take on dulce de leche, though the former uses whole instead of condensed milk as the basis for a slowly simmering caramel sauce.
“Confiture au lait is rather common in France,” says chef William Werner, who sells both café au lait and matcha varieties at Craftsman and Wolves. “I felt, however, the idea of 'milk jam' to most consumers in the States would not go over well. I looked to make a connection that would not sacrifice flavor or product identity, but would allow the average Joe to find it approachable. Thus Confiture Café au Lait. Milk and coffee are pretty approachable, and once you're told you can put the two on your morning toast or pour over waffles? Ding, ding, ding! Winner!”