Thursday, May 16, 2013

♥ Homemade Caramel (Dulce De Leche)

Homemade Caramel (Dulce De Leche)

I love making my own homemade caramel and wouldn't think about using those little candies for any recipe when it is so easy to make your own and it tastes so much better. It's like magic watching a can of... sweetened condensed milk turn into the best caramel you have ever tasted in your life! I will show you three ways to make it...


2 (14 oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk
Oven method: Safest way to make it. Preheat over to 425 degrees. Pour 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk in an
8 x 8 pan and cover with foil. Place that pan inside a larger pan and fill with hot water so that it is half way up the side of the 8 x 8 pan. Bake for 90 minutes. Cool for about 30 minutes. The mixture may be a little clumpy but it will even out as it cools. Store in glass jars in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Crockpot method: Line Crockpot bottom with foil so that the aluminum can doesn't rust and stain your interior. Remove the paper from the can of milk. Set the can of milk on the plate or foil and cover completely with water and cover with Crockpot lid. On HIGH: Cook 6 hours. On LOW cook for 8 hours. CAUTION: Make sure that the can remains covered AT ALL TIMES. Allowing the water to boil off could cause the can to explode. Allow can to come to room temperature before opening. The caramel tends to squirt out and will cause serious burns. Store in air tight container up to a week in the refrigerator.

Stove Top Method:   Remove label from can. Place the can on it's side in a large sauce pan and cover with water at least 2 inches above the can. Bring to a full boil and then turn down the heat. Allow the can to come to a light boil for 2 /2 hours, topping up with water as needed. Be careful and don’t let the water dry out or the can could explode.
Remove from heat and let cool thoroughly before opening can. Don’t open the can while its still hot as it will squirt and burn your skin. The condensed milk will be thick and a nice caramel color.
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