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How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way

Dulce De Leche is insanely easy to make, though not quick to make. But believe me, it is well worth it.

Dulce De Leche is something that I am sure that you have heard of or seen in the grocery store.

It is a thick caramel sauce that originates in Argentina. It is popular all over Latina America, in Spain, and is growing popularity in here the United States. Once you give it a try, it will be a new staple in your house as well!
How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Dulce De Leche is insanely easy to make, though not quick to make. But believe me, it is well worth it.

To begin, all you need is a can of sweeten condensed milk and a heat-safe glass jar. Canning jars work perfectly for this.

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Pour the milk into the jar and then place the jar in a deep pot. A Dutch oven works perfectly.

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Pour in enough water, that the water level is at least as high as the top of the milk in the jar. Add in a tablespoon of white vinegar to the water. Now bring the water to a boil, and let it go. Have an additional tea kettle or other pot of water simmering along side it.

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Every 20 minutes or so, give the milk a stir. I just use a butter knife to do that. As the water boils, you will have some evaporation, so add some of the hot water from your tea kettle to the boiling water in the pot to keep the water level at the top of the milk. The reason I have you add the vinegar to the water, is that as you boil it, you can get mineral deposits from your water deposited on the jar. This prevents that from happening. It’s a canning trick! You are going to let this boil, stirring and adding water as needed for 2 1/2 hours.

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

After 2 1/2 hours, this is the gorgeous result. Allow it to cool, and use it any way you like. Store in an air tight container in your refrigerator.

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Just look and how thick and dreamy this is!

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Homemade Dulce De Leche

How to make Homemade Dulce De Leche the Easy Way | Find out how from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tb vinegar
  • boiling water

Instructions

  1. To begin, pour the milk into a canning jar and then place the jar in a deep pot. A Dutch oven works perfectly.
  2. Pour in enough water, that the water level is at least as high as the top of the milk in the jar. Add in the vinegar to the water. Now bring the water to a boil, and let it go. Have an additional tea kettle or other pot of water simmering along side it.
  3. Every 20 minutes or so, give the milk a stir. I just use a butter knife to do that. As the water boils, you will have some evaporation, so add some of the hot water from your tea kettle to the boiling water in the pot to keep the water level at the top of the milk. The reason I have you add the vinegar to the water, is that as you boil it, you can get mineral deposits from your water deposited on the jar. This prevents that from happening. It’s a canning trick!
  4. You are going to let this boil, stirring and adding water as needed for 2 1/2 hours.
  5. Allow it to cool, and use it any way you like.
  6. Store in an air tight container in your refrigerator.
  7. Enjoy!

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