Homemade dulce de leche


This heavenly milk delicacy is probably one of the most flexible recipes in the world, as you can use it either on top of ice cream, in cakes, brownies or just eat it plain with a few biscuits to dip in. The classic method of making dulce de leche is boiling a can of condensed milk for hours and hours in a waterbath. As this method requires some patience, here you can find another basic recipe which only takes about 25 minutes, and you’re done! Who ever said that dulce de leche takes a long, long, looooong time to make?!


You’ll need:

  • 310ml (1can) sweetened, condensed milk
  • 390ml (1 can) unsweetened, evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup (sub this by honey or golden syrup)


With a whisk, mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Microwave the mixture about 30 seconds at 900W. Stir with a whisk and repeat this for 25 – 30 times, or until the mixture has become thick and golden brown. You can test this by spreading some dulce de leche over a saucer. When it’s cooled down and it’s thick and spreadable, you’re done.

Pour the dulce de leche in a jar and store in the refrigerator. You can freeze it for up to 6 months.



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