My first introduction to dulce de leche – a thick, rich, caramel-like spread – was when a friend brought me home a jar from South America. At the time I was still living at home with my parents, so I had to strategically hide it behind boxes of noodles in the pantry to save it from being devoured by my siblings.
All too soon, my cherished jar of dulce de leche was empty. That was the last time I enjoyed this sweet spread until I was scrolling through Pinterest and I discovered you can easily make it at home. Miracles do come true!
You can drizzle the dulce de leche on pancakes, ice cream, fresh fruit, or anything your heart desires! I’m convinced it tastes delicious on everything. Here is how you can make this simple spread at home!
Dulce de Leche
- Can of sweet and condensed milk
- Peel the label off the can of sweet and condensed milk
- Place the can of sweet and condensed milk in a large pot
- Fill the pot with water until it covers the can completely (have a good inch of water covering the top of the can)
- Place the pot on the stove and simmer for 3 hours
- Keep an eye on the pot as it simmers, adding more water as needed to keep the can submerged in water
- Remove the can from the pot and let cool before opening
- Store the dulce de leche in an air tight container for up to one month in the fridge