Homemade Dulce de Leche

Posted on 2010-12-22 By

In college, one of my closest friends, Arielle, had a deep love for Argentina.  If that love had one physical form, I think it would be dulce de leche.

She always had a jar in our fridge, and I grew to love the endless combinations that dulce de leche enhanced.  Peanut butter on toast?  Top it with dulce de leche.  Banana? Better with dulce de leche.

It’s actually very easy to make, and instead of boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk with the risk of an explosion, I used a double boiler, and let steam work its magic while I cooked other things.

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Make your own Dulce de Leche!

In a medium saucepan, bring about 4 inches of water to a boil.  Pour 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk into the top of a double boiler and place on top of the boiling water.  Cook, stirring periodically, for 1 to 1½ hours until golden brown.  (Cook longer for a deeper colored dulce de leche.)

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