Home » Recipes »

Dulce de Leche from Sweetened Condensed Milk


I looooove a good caramel, especially dulce de leche. Dulce de Leche translated means “Sweet of Milk” and this is a simple recipe made with 1 ingredient.


You need 1 can of sweetened condensed milk.  I use Eagle brand but you really can use any kind.  You cook it slowly until it becomes a thick sauce.


  • 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk


1. Unwrap paper label from can and remove as much glue, etc. as possible so you have a clean can.

On the stove: Put can unopened in a medium pot on its side and cover with water.  I make sure there is at least 1 inch of water covering the pot.  Bring water to boil and turn down the temperature to a low simmer.  Simmer for 3 hours making sure water is covering the can at all times or it can explode.

In the Crockpot: Same thing but cook on low for 8 hours.

Tips: Make sure water is covering the can at all times.  I make sure it is covered by 1 inch.

You can cook a few cans at a time and keep them unopened and refrigerated for later.

Uses: In your coffee, with shortbread, over ice cream, dip for apples.





You can be the first one to leave a comment.


Leave a Comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Optionally add an image (JPEG only)