Dulce de Leche Recipe

Nothing beats homemade and making this Dulce de Leche recipe is super easy if you can be a little patient.

Here's grandma's no-fuss Dulce de Leche:

Ingredients

  • 14-oz can of sweet condensed milk 
Directions
  1. Remove label on can
  2. Immerse can on its side in pot filled with room temperature water. Make sure to fill water until it's 2 inches above the can.
  3. Put pot over med-high heat until water simmers. Simmer for 2 hours for a lighter dulce de leche. Simmer for 3 hours for a darker dulce de leche. Make sure to maintain water level at least 1-2" above can. Add water to the pot as needed. *I usually check the pot every 30 min or so.
  4. Use tongs to remove can from water bath and set it on a wire cooling rack.
  5. Let can cool to room temperature. *Important to not open can when it's hot. The hot can is pressurized and can spray hot dulce de leche.
  6. Once open, use stirring spoon to give it a stir and try!

Drizzle over ice cream, fill alfajores or crepes, use as churro dip, swirl in brownies, or give as neighbor or hostess gift.