Recipe by Chef John
"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."
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1 small finishing nail
1 (14 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
water, or more as needed
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 for 3 hours because I wanted it somewhat thin to spread on top of a Tres Leche cake. 3 hours is a long time, but as long as I checked it often and maintained the water level to an inch below the top, it was as easy as it gets. It was so delicious that I had to stop myself from eating it right out of the can! Much better than anything in the store.
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 same idea and placed it in a small crock pot and cooked it for 4 or 5 hours. This worked better because the water didn't boil away. Go for the crock pot version - or just buy it.
it is NOT anywhere near caramel!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
How to Make Dulce de Leche
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 38
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