Dulce de leche pretty much translates to sweet milk, but it is so much more than that. This might be one of the easiest recipes ever. It will also be one of your favorite caramels ever. You must try it. It is rich, sweet (but not really overly), and complex.
What You’ll Need
- one can of sweetened condensed milk
- a pot
- a stove
- some time.
How to Do It
Place your can of sweetened condensed milk in the pot and cover with water.
Bring to a boil and boil gently for 1 1/2 hours for a liquid dulce de leche and about 4 hours for a solid dulce de leche.
Keep the can submerged, so add some more hot water as needed. Let cool in the water.
Don’t open the can until it has cooled, or there will be an ugly explosion of hot dulce de leche. When you do open the can, your dulce de leche should be a lovely caramel color.
Use the liquid dulce over ice cream. Spread the solid kind on toast or waffles. Swirl it into ice cream. Use it as a cake filling. I won’t tell if you just sit in front of the TV and eat it straight from the can.