How to Make Caramel from Sweetened Condensed Milk - Dulce de Leche from Condensed Milk!!!!
Recipe type: Dessert / Sweets
With festive season in full swing, here's a tip on the sweeter side of life. Caramel is used in a whole range of desserts and this is how you can make your own using simple sweetened condensed milk.
  • Tinned / Canned condensed milk
  1. You can use any brand of sweetened condensed milk, and you can make as many cans at a time as your pot will hold.
  2. To start, remove the labels from the cans as these can make a mess of your pot.
  3. Place the cans in your pot and pour in enough hot water to cover the cans completely.
  4. Put the pot over medium heat and bring this to a simmer. Set your timer and allow this to simmer for a full 3 hours.
  5. Check the water level every so often and top it up with boiling kettle water to keep the cans fully submerged.
  6. Once 3 hours is up, transfer the pot to your sink and run cold water into the pot until the cans have cooled enough to handle.
  7. Remove the cans from the pot and transfer them to the sink. Allow these to continue cooling in the sink submerged in cold water for 30 minutes.
  8. After 30 minutes, the cans are safe to open. And there it is... beautifully creamy caramel.
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