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How to Make Dulce De Leche with Condensed Milk

Homemade Dulce De Leche Recipe

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Quick and easy Dulce De Leche recipe, homemade with 1 simple ingredient. Smooth, rich, thick, creamy, caramel flavor, made from sweetened condensed milk. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword condensed milk caramel, homemade, quick and easy
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings 3 cups
Calories 1271
Author Abeer


  • 3 cans Sweetened condensed milk 14 oz. each
  • Water Enough to submerge the cans


  • Remove labels from cans.
  • Place them in a big pot right-side up or on or their sides. 
  • Cover cans with water so they are completely submerged.
  • Bring water to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to Low and cook for 3 hours (if you want it to be thick and a dark caramel color) or cook for 2 hours and 15 minutes (if you want a lighter color).
    Note: Keep a close eye on the amount of water. The cans need to be completely submerged. Add more water, as it evaporates during cooking. 
  • Then, carefully remove cans from water, using a pair of tongs and allow them to cool down completely. 
  • Open cans and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 


Calories: 1271kcal | Carbohydrates: 215g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 1469mg | Sugar: 215g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 1125mg | Iron: 0.8mg