Crock Pot Dulce de Leche Caramel-why pay more than you need to when you can make your own!
Dulce de Leche. Have you ever had it? It’s a creamy caramel. Thicker than a sauce, not as hard as a candy. It’s in between.
And it’s AMAZING!
And it’s expensive. If you can even find it in the stores. Keep in mind, I’m in the country so to speak and our selection at the store is limited.
But you can make it. It’s almost too easy.
All you need is 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk. Any brand will work. And some mason jars with lids. Oh, and a crock pot. It’s magical how it will transform into a creamy caramel that will have you licking the spoon.
You can also make this still in the can, on the stove, in a pot of water…but I don’t trust heating a sealed can for hours, and I like to see the color change to know when it’s done. You can “caramelize” this to suit your needs. Go for a thicker, darker caramel, perfect for baking. Or stay on the lighter side for a caramel that’s perfect for drizzling.
This isn’t something new. I first saw this when my friend Ann at Fountain Avenue Kitchen shared this almost 3 years ago. I made it when Ann first shared it. I gave it as Christmas gifts to friends and family. I added a little note to each jar to stir into coffee or serve over ice cream.
Once you have your Homemade Dulce de Leche, there are so many recipes you can use it for. And that’s why I’m sharing this with you today. Because I got in a caramelly mood. So go ahead and make a few batches of your own Dulce de Leche and get ready for some great recipes.
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If you can foods at all, I can’t recommend using a Jar Lifter enough. Makes moving hot jars safe. This is the one I have.
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