The best part about making this thick sweet caramel-like sauce, which actually means “sweet milk” in spanish, is that it only requires one ingredient. All you need is a singular can of sweetened condensed milk and you are good to go. A couple of hours on the stovetop and, voila, the delicious sauce is yours to use in a wide variety of desserts! My personal favorite thing to do is pour the dulce de leche into glass jars (as pictured above) and give them away as gifts. You can also use it to drizzle over ice-cream, into milkshakes or over cheesecake. The possibilities are endless, and each one is delicious.
Homemade Dulce de Leche
1 can sweetened condensed milk
. Puncture 2 small holes in the top of dulce de leche can and remove the label.
2. Place the can in a large saucepan and fill it with water that is 1 inch below the top of the can. This will essentially form a water bath.
3. Bring the water to a low simmer and let it simmer for at least 2 hours. Use tongs to remove the can once the time is up. Allow the can to cool, then open it with a can opener and decant the dulce de leche into a jar.