How to make it

  • The classic in-the-can method is simple
  • Place unopened can(s) of condensed milk in a pot, well covered with water
  • You can do one can or several cans - depending on how big your pot is and your family's appetite for sweets
  • Bring the water to a boil
  • Keep at a low boil for 2-3 hours
  • Make sure the water level always stays above the top of the can
  • IMPORTANT: If the can isn’t submerged, it may explode.
  • The longer it cooks, the thicker the dulce de leche will be
  • 2 HRS = thick enough to drizzle
  • 3 HRS = thick enough to be candy
  • Make sure the can is thoroughly cool before you open it.
  • Pour into small jars, seal and keep in the fridge.

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    " It was excellent "
    rpederse ate it and said...
    I love the timing provided for desired texture!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I made this several times - great stuff! Thanks...=)
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    " It was excellent "
    borius ate it and said...
    I'm on it like a bonnet.
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  • yomomma 10 years ago
    Thanks for this post, I have made this, it is so incredibly delicious. I have also taken it out of the can at the candy stage and rolled it in nuts or coconut. Great post.
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  • debra47 10 years ago
    Great that you posted this recipe. I am thinking of making some to give as gifts next year for Christmas. Hadn't heard of dulce de leche until I lived in England as it is part of banoffee pie.
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