Homemade Dulce de Leche recipe

Homemade Dulce de Leche

by sheri silver (@sherisilver)
Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time
2hr 5min
Latin AmericanDessertVegetarianGluten-FreeNut-Free

Make your very own dulce de leche with just one ingredient!


8 Servings
(1 serving = 1 tablespoon)
  • 1can
    14-ounce sweetened condensed milk, label removed


  1. Place the can on its side in a large pot filled with water, ensuring it is fully submerged.

  2. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours. Keep the can submerged by topping off with hot water if needed.

  3. Carefully remove the can using tongs, and cool completely on a wire rack. Do NOT open the can until it is cooled.

  4. Transfer the dulce de leche to an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to a month. To soften for spreading, warm it in the top half of a double boiler.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Be cautious when handling the hot can to avoid burns.

  2. Ensure the can is fully submerged in water throughout the cooking process.

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