Dulce De Leche is a snack or dessert which is originally from South American, but is now served all over the world. Directly translated Dulce De Leche means candy of milk or milk candy. In this recipe the Dulce De Leche is prepared by slowly boiling a can of condensed milk for some hours. When the condensed milk has cooked from some time it starts to thicken and caramelize and after 3 hours of slowly cooking the milk is turned into a very delicious and thick caramelized milk. The consistency of the caramel is very similar to the texture of Nutella. If you want a thinner caramel sauce you simply just cook it for less time – that’s totally up to you.
Dulce De Leche can be eaten as it is or used in many other recipes, like flavor in ice cream, cookies, shakes or maybe in coffee – it’s only your imagination that’s the limit. When you have cooked the condensed milk, you can leave the can closed and save it for later. When you have opened the can you can store the caramel in a clean glass jar in the fridge.
Dulce De Leche
Preparation time: 3 hours
Also Known As: Caramelized milk
Cuisine: South American
1 can condensed milk
Step 1: Remove the label from the can of the condensed milk
Step 2: Place the can at the bottom of a saucepan and pour water in it so that the can is completely covered.
Step 3: Turn on the heat and let the water boil lightly for about 3 hours. Be careful not letting the pot boil dry.
Step 4: When the water has boiled for 3 hours, turn off the heat and let it cool down.
Step 5: When the water and can are cooled off, open the can. You now have the most delicious caramel. If the caramel is still a little hot, let it cool off some more and the consistency will be more nice and smooth.