Dulce de leche is a Latin American dessert sauce made by cooking milk (leche) and sugar. It looks like caramel, but it's a lot richer and creamier; caramel is made from just sugar and water. You can make dulce de leche by simply cooking sweetened condensed milk. Many recipes call for cooking it in the can, but this method is much safer.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
3 hr 15 min
Prep:
1 hr
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
1 hr 15 min
Yield:
About 2 cups
Level:
Easy

Directions

Pour two 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cover with foil and set in a large roasting pan; add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake at 425 degrees F until slightly reduced and dark amber, about 1 hour 15 minutes. (A spotted skin may form on top.) Transfer to a food processor and puree until the skin dissolves and the dulce de leche is smooth. Chill until thickened, about 1 hour.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Fish and Pineapple 01:02

Pineapple planks are your tasty solution for grilling fish filets.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Tres Leche Cake

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Dulce De Leche Coffee

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Dulce de Leche

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Dulce de Leche

Recipe courtesy of SouthWestNY

Dulce de Leche

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Bernstein

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.