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How to Make Dulce de Leche

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"This is basically sweet, caramelized milk. It's so easy and so delicious. I like it better than caramel sauce on anything you'd use caramel sauce, such as on ice cream, toast, cookies, cakes, brownies, or to pour on people."
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Ingredients

3 h 5 m servings 157
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Wash the nail and pound it into the top of can of sweetened condensed milk to make 2 small holes on opposite sides of the top. Remove nail.
  2. Place the can of condensed milk into a small saucepan and pour in water to reach high up the side of the can. Bring water to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer milk in the can for 3 to 4 hours. Milk will slowly turn light to medium brown and become thicker as it cooks. Add more water as it boils down.
  3. Remove lid from can and pour dulce de leche into a bowl. Whisk to break up any lumps and mix thicker caramel from the bottom into the rest of the syrup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 157 calories; 4.3 26.7 3.9 17 65 Full nutrition

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I took note of the caution about using metal cans as cooking utensils and decided to transfer the sweetened condensed milk into a ball canning glass jar. I left the top slightly loose for ventin...

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Never heat food in a can. Cans are lined with BPA and/or other toxic chemicals. Heating cans leaches the chemicals into food - particularly fatty foods like milk! The EPA and FDA both has public...

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I took note of the caution about using metal cans as cooking utensils and decided to transfer the sweetened condensed milk into a ball canning glass jar. I left the top slightly loose for ventin...

Never heat food in a can. Cans are lined with BPA and/or other toxic chemicals. Heating cans leaches the chemicals into food - particularly fatty foods like milk! The EPA and FDA both has public...

This is excellent! It's helpful to have a large pan of simmering water on the stove to maintain the water level in the small pan without changing the water temperature. I simmered mine exactly f...

I followed the recipe exactly with 2 nail holes on top and cooked the canned condensed milk for a little over four hours. When I open the cans, they looked exactly like uncooked condensed milk, ...

Great Recipe! I had a spare can of sweetened condensed milk. With the wonderful cross-filing system of Allrecipes, it was easy to find a recipe using that (one!) ingredient . Marysunshine1's su...

Make sure your can is magnetic with a common fridge magnet to assure its safe to boil! Otherwise this recipe works great!!!!! I made it to put in my dulce de leche apple empanadas ??

Just FYI, it’s pronounced “dool-say” not “dol-che.”

Excellent, easy and delicious. You can cook it to a thicker or even soft solid consistency also. Be very careful to keep a close watch that the water does all evaporate!

I made it, and when it cools down its really thick but it works....