Caramel Liqueur Recipe -
Caramel Liqueur Recipe
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Caramel Liqueur

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"A smooth, delicious caramel liqueur - great for after dinner sipping, mixed into coffee, or served over the rocks! Put it in a pretty bottle and give as gifts! Liqueur should last for 2-3 months in refrigerator."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 40 mins


  1. Remove the labels from the cans of milk. Place the cans into a large saucepan, and cover with a few inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 4 hours. Keep an eye on the water level, and add water as needed to keep at least an inch of water above the cans. After the cans have boiled for 4 hours, remove from the boiling water and set aside to cool for 35 minutes.
  2. Open the cans and scrape the browned milk into a bowl, whisk in the spiced rum until smooth, then pour into a bottle with a top. The liqueur will keep for several months in the refrigerator.
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Jan 03, 2011

I took another reviewer's method and used the oven instead of boiling the mixture in a can. The top layer of the milk did nearly burn after an hour, but it was easily removed. I used 1/4 rum for one can of milk to adjust it to my tastes...IT'S SO GOOD. I hesitated to use the original method of browning the milk simply because the can has a label saying 'Do Not Heat in Can.' I've been told this pertains to using on a fire, but it was easier and FASTER to go with the oven method anyway. I do not like the taste of alcohol, so add the rum slowly until you have the taste you want. The full amount would be too much for 'light' drinkers.

Dec 23, 2009

I found this recipe when trying to use up the rest of a can of sweetened condensed milk. Since the can was opened, I had to find a different method of heating the milk. I put the milk into a pie plate and the pie plate into another dish that I filled with boiling water. I placed this into a 375 oven for about an hour. Then continued with the recipe. I also blended the mixture because otherwise there would have been lumps. It is delicious and only took an hour and 15 minutes (total) to make instead of the almost 5 hours it states on here.


13 Ratings

Dec 31, 2008

Wow! This is great! The only things I did different was boil the milk for only 3 hours - I was worried it would become too thick. I also added a couple of tablespoons extra of rum until it was the consistancy I wanted. Though it takes a little time its very easy and very fancy!

Nov 10, 2010

This is the best. Everybody so impressed. Great to make camping & that is what we are doing sitting around the campfire on a cool evening sipping warm caramel liqueur. I wouldn't change a thing & not worried about storage

Jan 07, 2010

AWESOME!! I didn't want to go out and the only alcohol I had on New Years Eve was about a 1/3 of a bottle of Amber Brandy but I did have a can of sweetened condensed milk. I was skeptical (and a little scared) but it worked wonderfully. I peeled off the paper and boiled the can in a 3 qt. covered Farberware pan covered with water for 2 hrs and 45 mins. It was perfect. It did take some mixing to combine the brandy with the caramel. Very smooth. Looking forward to trying it again with spiced rum, also in my coffee. Happy New Year!

Jun 26, 2008

Lovely taste and smell. Easy to make too, just takes time. We'll see how it keeps but for now it's lovely.

Dec 28, 2010

This tasted amazing, and was so easy. The only change I will make in the future is adding a bit more rum. It was very thick and hard to pour, or sip, at room temp.

Jun 13, 2011

Excellent! Can also add whipping cream makes it easier to pour. Have added Brandy in place of the rum. Wonderful. Thank you


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