Homemade Slow Cooker Dulce de Leche
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Learn just how easy it is to make this popular sweet treat that's a delicious addition to ice cream, coffee, fruit, and desserts.
  • 1 to 3 14 oz cans organic sweetened condensed milk
  1. Remove the label from the canned sweetened condensed milk and place the can on it’s side in a slow cooker. Note that you can easily double or even quadruple this recipe by just adding more cans to your slower cooker.
  2. Submerge the can in water with at least 2 inches of water covering it.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 5 to 9 hours. Less time for a milky and smooth sauce, more time for a toasty and thick spread.
  4. Once the cooking time has passed, carefully remove the cans from the slow cooker with tongs and let them cool on a kitchen towel. You can speed up the cooling time by running them under cold water. CAUTION: Allow the cans to cool completely before opening. If you open them while they are hot the contents can explode out of the can and burn you.
  5. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in a covered glass jar for up to 4 weeks. Do not store in the original can as it's seal may have been damaged during the cooking process.
Dulce de Leche has the consistency of a sauce when warmed and the consistency of a spread when served at room temperature. It’s delicious drizzled on ice cream and other desserts. It makes a scrumptious fruit dip. It also can be used as a caramel flavored sweetener in baking or in your cup of coffee.
Recipe by Simple Seasonal at https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/homemade-slow-cooker-dulce-de-leche