Who says that stuff that comes out of a can isn’t classy? With just a little patience, turn a plain can of sweetened condensed milk into a decadent spread. While it simmers, you can daydream about all the amazing desserts you’re about to make. Cakes, tarts, ice cream topping. The list of deliciousness is endless. Just try not to eat it all in one go.

Dulce De Leche

  • Prep Time:0 minutes
  • Cook Time:3 hours
  • Total Time:3 hours
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
Photo by Rebecca Simonov
  • Step 1

    Take the label off of the can and place in a saucepan so it can roll around. 

    GIF by Rebecca Simonov
  • Step 2

    Pour water on top so the top of the can is covered by 1-2 inches and turn stove to medium heat until a light boil starts.

  • Step 3

    Reduce to a simmer on low heat.

  • Step 4

    Let simmer for 2 ½ – 3 hours and turn off hot plate/stove until the water comes to room temperature. 

    GIF by Rebecca Simonov
  • Step 5

    Open the can and try not to eat it all at once.