Fall is on the way, which means bonfires and sweatshirts and lovely cool air. This crockpot dulce de leche is extremely easy to make - it only calls for one ingredient and a little foresight to ensure a perfect late night snack after a walk in the chilly fall breeze.
ONE INGREDIENT CROCK POT DULCE DE LECHE
Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours
2-4 cans sweetened condensed milk (depending on size of crock pot)
a crock pot
Optional: canning jars with lids and rings
Ready to make it? Here's how!
1. Put your cans of unopened sweetened condensed milk into the crock pot. Fill crock pot as full as possible with water, so that the cans are completely submerged. Make sure the cans are covered in water throughout the cooking process (you may need to refill water if necessary). Cook on low for 8 hours.
2. Remove cans from water and allow dulce de leche to cool on the counter until it reaches room temperature. Don't open the cans until they have cooled!
Optional if using canning jars: Divide the sweetened condensed milk from cans into small canning jars. Close with lids and rings. Follow the same steps.
A couple of things to keep in mind - 1) your dulce de leche should be stored in the refrigerator. It's so yummy as a dip for apples or to use as an ice cream topping. 2) While this treat looks like caramel, it's not! But it is very similar. Dulce de leche is sugar and milk-based, while caramel is sugar and water-based.
I want to keep some of this stashed in my fridge all winter! And since it's so easy to make...maybe I will!