Dulce de Leche translation meaning “candy of milk” or “milk candy.” This was fabulous inside and on top of my homemade apple pie. I’m looking forward to incorporating it into many other dishes.
1 can = 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk, remove label
One pot of hot water enough to cover the can for 2 full hours
Making homemade creamy caramel can be quite simple!
Grab a large pasta pot of some sort, and fill ¾ of the way with water. Bring to a boil.
Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk and put it in the pot, making sure it is completely submerged in the water.
Keep the water boiling for 2 hours making sure your can stays covered with water the entire time. I was adding about half a cup of water every 15 minutes or so. If the water goes below the can you will have a HUGE explosion of caramel all over your kitchen. So keep your eyes on the prize!
Once the 2 hours is over, place the pot in the sink and run some cool water into the pot. Once the can feels cool enough to remove then it is time to crack that baby open.
Use a can open and slowly remove the lid.
When you open it, you will discover a delicious concoction of dulce de leche. Don’t be stingy, add a couple spoons on top of your favorite pie dishes, ice cream, or even pancakes. Be creative!