This easy dulce de leche is a thick, creamy caramel-like spread made from cooked sweetened condensed milk. Its uses are only limited to your imagination!
Easy Dulce de Leche
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- Water to cover
- Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk.
- Place the can on its side in a saucepan and add enough water to cover the can plus 1”. Cover the pan with a lid and bring the water to a boil.
- Turn the heat to low. Simmer can for 3 hours, rolling it around every 30-40 minutes. Add water, if necessary, to keep the can completely covered.
- Use tongs to carefully remove the can from the water. Allow it to completely cool before opening.
- Use dulce de leche on ice cream, for cake/pastry filling, spread on cookies, stirred it into your coffee or any other place where caramel would taste good!
- Hack: Transfer dulce de leche into a tightly covered container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
- Hack: I suggest using a solid can (not a pull tab) for this recipe to avoid a rupture.
- Hack: Don’t have time to watch a pan? Put the can in a slow cooker and cover it with water plus 1”. Set it to low for 8 hours.
- Hack: Dulce de leche can also be made in the oven. Simply open and empty the can into a pie pan or similar size pan. Cover tightly with tin foil. Place the pie into a larger pan (so that the pie pan sits comfortably). Fill the larger pan with ¾" of water. Bake in a 425℉ oven for 60-90 minutes,
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