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dulce de leche with condensed milk
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How to make Dulce De Leche?

An easy recipe to make dulce de leche. Let the can cool completely before opening.
Course Condiment
Cuisine World
Keyword dulce de leche
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16 tablespoon
Calories 79kcal



  • Take a can of sweetened condensed milk, remove the wrapper.
  • Fill a large pot with water and place the sweetened condensed milk can in it. Water must be 1-2 inches above the can.
  • Cover the pot and boil the can for 3.5 hours. ( Set an alarm.)
    Protip: boil for 3 hours for soft dulce de leche and 4 hours for a firm dulce de leche.
  • Remove the can from water with the help of tongs. Or drain the hot water carefully and remove the can with thick towel.
  • Place the can on the counter and let it cool for at least four hours or preferably leave it overnight to cool.
  • Store the can in the fridge after opening.


  • Make sure the can is completely immersed in the water throughout the process. If the water evaporates add more water bring it to boil and then calculate the time.
  • Do Not open the can until absolutely cooled.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg