English Muffins

How to Make Dulce de Leche

  •  Sweetened Condensed Milk

    Sweetened Condensed Milk

  •  Label removed from can.

    Label removed from can.

  •  A tall pot that will not run out of water - but I still check.

    A tall pot that will not run out of water - but I still check.

  •  After 2 hours (and cooling) you have light Dulce de Leche. Boil up to 4 hours for the darker style.

    After 2 hours (and cooling) you have light Dulce de Leche. Boil up to 4 hours for the darker style.

  •  It makes a great sauce for a variety of desserts.

    It makes a great sauce for a variety of desserts.

  •  Perfect for marbling brownies. The white is Mascarpone frosting.

    Perfect for marbling brownies. The white is Mascarpone frosting.

  •  It makes sinfully good butter cream frosting.

    It makes sinfully good butter cream frosting.

  •  I have even used it in the center of molded chocolates.

    I have even used it in the center of molded chocolates.

Dulce de Leche is the favorite sweet for much of Latin America, although it tends to be served rather simply. I suspect that is because so much of it is consumed with just a spoon.

The tl;dr - Boil an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a water bath for 2 - 4 hours.

The long version? See above.

Tips: Don't forget to remove the label first. The water must cover the can at all times. If it runs dry the can will explode.

My Version: After making the Dulce de Leche and letting it cool, I warm it up again and add butter and cream to make more of a butterscotch sauce.

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