Caramelized Milk (Dulce de Leche)

Caramelized Milk (Dulce de Leche)

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10 min.
70 min.
10 servings

This sweet Caramelized Milk (Dulce de Leche) recipe uses condensed milk to make a full fantasy of flavor! Make it, taste it and enjoy this wonder.


  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
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We do not recommend heating milk in the can.

Pour 1 can (14 oz) CARNATION Sweetened Condensed Milk into top of double-boiler pan; cover. Place over boiling water. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 40 to 50 minutes, or until thick and light caramel-colored. Remove from heat. Beat until smooth.

OVEN: Preheat oven to 425° F. Pour 1 can (14 oz.) CARNATION Sweetened Condensed Milk into 9-inch pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil; place in shallow pan (pan should be larger than pie plate). Fill pan with hot water. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until thick and light caramel-colored. Pour milk into small mixer bowl; beat until smooth.

MICROWAVE: Pour 1 can (14 oz.) CARNATION Sweetened Condensed Milk into large microwave-safe bowl. Cook on MEDIUM (50%) power for 4 minutes, stirring halfway through heating time. Reduce power to MEDIUM-LOW (30%) power; cook for 8 to 12 minutes, stirring with wire whisk every few minutes, until thick and light caramel-colored.

Note: Microwave ovens may vary; adjust timing accordingly.

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caramel ice cream

mix in a large carton of double cream, whisked until just thickened pour into a container, and freeze - no extra whisking needed, you will have the most delicious, velvety smooth, caramel ice cream you have EVER tasted!!

- CHRIS BAINBRIDGE from , alicante


My neighbor made this by boiling the can for an hour. That didn't sound very safe, so I found this site and the recipe for the microwave works great. This is great for dipping apples and pears!

- Jennifer Lyons from Wyandotte, MI

Yummy Yema

I remember this recipe when I was small way back in the and my sisters love this treat and wait with anticipation as my mom make this.Adding a lemon/lime zest to this recipe makes it more interesting_hmmn...yummy yema! Nanette S.

- Hernanita Sebua from BAYONNE, NJ


This recipe brings back "sweet" memories of my mom and my gram making caramel in the can to the point of tears in my eyes--I am 63 so you see it WAS a long time ago. It never occured to me that I could OPEN the can and cook the milk either on the stove or in the microwave. Thank you for bringing back such sweet memories to me.

- Valerie K Sakelakos from JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL

Quick & easy

I really like this, it was so easy. It can be put on so many different things.

- Evonne Robertson from Fraser, MI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from Fat: 30
  • Total Fat: 3g (5% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 45mg (2% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 23g (8% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 23g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 10% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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