Dulce de Leche


  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Water
  • Medium saucepan


  1. Remove the label from the can and place the can in the pot. Fill the pot with water almost to the top of the can (leave about 1/4 inch at the top). Bring the water to a gentle boil and continue to boil for 3 hrs. Add more water to the pot as the water begins to evaporate. After 3 hrs, let the can cool completely before opening.

Recipe Notes

Some people like to poke holes in the can because they think it's going to explode. It will not explode (use you're best judgement). Also, I think that if you poke holes in the can, eventually, some of the leche is going to ooze out making a watery mess. This is my opinion only, not proven. Once it's cooled, I like to add salt, because I'm really into salted things right now, so that's another option.