How to Make Dulce de Leche

How to Make Dulce de Leche

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Chef John 21662

"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."

Ingredients

3 h 5 m servings 157 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 157 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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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 made this a couple of time according to the directions, then found that you can buy dulce de leche in the store. I also found it was very time consuming to make it on the stove. I used the sam...

it is NOT anywhere near caramel!!!