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Dulce de Leche
Cook Time
3 hrs
Cooling time
1 hr
Total Time
4 hrs
This recipe for dulce de leche uses a store-bought shortcut, but with one ingredient and three hours, it couldn't be much easier.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 127 kcal
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  1. Remove the label from the can of condensed milk. Place it on its side in a large stockpot or saucepan and cover with at least 2 inches of water.

  2. Bring the water to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer. Simmer the can of condensed milk for at least 2 hours for a lighter caramel color, or as much as 3 hours for a darker caramel color. Important: Keep an eye on the level of the water, and make sure the can is covered with water at all times. If needed, add more boiling water to the pot.
  3. Remove the can from the water and let it cool completely before opening. Unopened cans can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months. Once opened, transfer any leftover dulce to leche to a container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Dulce de Leche
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 106IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.