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A close-up of dulce de leche made using condensed milk on a blue background.

How to Make Dulce de Leche


If you’ve ever wondered how to make dulce de leche at home, this recipe is an easy, accessible method using condensed milk.


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Remove any labels or paper from the can. And place in a large pot of water, completely submerged.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat and leave to simmer for 2-3 hours (depending on how much caramelisation you desire).
  3. Enjoy your homemade Dulce de Leche!


  • I like to leave the can on its side so it doesn’t rattle around.
  • Make sure the can stays completely submerged, add water as necessary.
  • Please be careful. Don’t open the can while it’s still hot!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to a month.
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Caramelisation
  • Cuisine: Argentinian

Keywords: How to Make Dulce de Leche, homemade dulce de leche, condensed milk dulce de leche, dulce de leche with condensed milk, dulce de leche

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