I was right; luckily, John stayed home with the can all day and watched it. In about 6 hours we had a perfectly flowing Dulce de Leche. John has been eating it straight from the can, in coffee, and just about any other way you can think. Also, just because I made this recipe sucessfully, does not mean that it will always work. The warning on the can is there for a reason. Be smart and be careful if you’re going to attempt this.
Dulce de Leche
Serves: 1-14 ounce can
1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
Cook on low in a crockpot fully submerged in water. Make sure the can is always fully submerged. Cook 4-6 hours until done.
This seems like a silly recipe. I punctured 2 holes in the top of the can and then submerged it completely in water in a large crockpot. The sweetened condensed milk did leak out a little, and some water got into the can (very little), but it was worth it for me to mitigate the risk of explosion! It also meant that you could open the can immediately and I just mixed it quickly with a spoon. I put it in an airtight container and it sat tight until I was ready to use it!
If you do NOT poke holes in the can, you should wait for the can to come back to room temperature before opening it.
This weekend we are in New York celebrating with the family at K and E’s engagement party! I was in charge of the desserts (notice a theme?). TheCreme Brulee cupcakes made an appearance, much to everyone’s delight.
Can’t wait to see you tomorrow to show you a week of delicious ice creams; sure to beat the heat this summer!
Until the next time my oven is on…