Dulce de Leche Parfaits are a simple but elegant dessert that even young children can make. You can make them with crushed ginger snaps for a spicy dessert or crushed chocolate cookies for a creamy, chocolaty dessert.
A few weeks ago my friend Ann of The Fountain Avenue Kitchen posted about making Dulce de Leche in your crock pot. I’d seen all the posts a few years back about putting an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water on the stove to make it. That way always seemed a bit unsafe and if you can’t see it, how do you know when it’s done? So of course, I never tried it.
With Ann’s recipe, you make it in the crock pot, in a mason jar. You can cook it for as long as you want to get the desired thickness and color you’re going for. Ann’s my latest hero. I mean, common, just look at this stuff!