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Moody food photography. A glass with Dulce De Leche with a spoon on top and dripping dulce de leche.

How to make Dulce De Leche

Learn to make your own Dulce De Leche by simmering condensed milk for a couple of hours. It's as simple as that and you can use it on any dessert you like!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 4 hours 4 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 4 minutes
Servings 14 ounces
Calories 130kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk


  • Remove the label from the sweetened condensed milk can.
  • In a medium pot, place the can and fill with water enough to cover it completely.
  • Turn the heat to medium high heat and once it starts to boil, lower to medium heat. Enough to keep the bubbles going.
  • Cook the can for 2.5 hours, covered. Check the pot once in a while to make sure it's always covered with water. If the water starts to evaporate, just add more.
  • Cool completely before opening the can.


Be sure to monitor the potand add more water to the pot when needed. This is what prevents the cans from exploding!
Leftover dulce de leche can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one month.
Rewarm to soften it up in a double boiler or microwave. Or just simply return to room temperature by leaving it on the kitchen counter for a couple of hours.


Serving: 2tablespoon | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 35mg | Sugar: 22g