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Old 07-15-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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Default How to make DULCE DE LECHE from a can of sweetened condensed milk?.....

want to make dulce de leche from a can of sweetened condensed milk on the stovetop from a can.......anyone know of the recipe?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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A home-made form of dulce de leche is sometimes made by boiling an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk for two to three hours (or 30 to 45 minutes in a pressure cooker), particularly by those living in countries where it cannot be bought ready-made. It is dangerous to do this on a stove: if the pot is allowed to boil dry, the can will overheat and explode.[2]
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:26 PM
 
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Basically you just empty the can out into a pot and simmer it for a few hours, stirring occasionally. Don't bring it to a boil; you just want it hot enough to thicken and condense more.

Add a few drops of vanilla flavoring when it's at the thickness you like, and stir briskly before spooning it into dessert cups.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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I put two holes in the can with a can opener and simmer in a pot of water for 3-4 hours. There is a good description here: How to Make Dulce De Leche - wikiHow

It's time consuming but amazingly simple to the point I was wondering why I didn't make dulce de leche more often.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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I always put 2 holes in the top of the can. I know it can be done with the can unopened but the thought of shrapnel in my kitchen makes me punch the holes. I usually make it in the winter when the house is cold and could use some added humidity. Sometimes I put some mulling spices in the pan so it smells good too. Takes 3 or 4 hours and I keep it just under boiling and refill the water as needed. We usually used it as an ice cream topping.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Dulce de leche, so easy to make Taylor Takes a Taste

Here is a recipe using a slow cooker.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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want to make dulce de leche from a can of sweetened condensed milk on the stovetop from a can.......anyone know of the recipe?

I haven't made this in years, but used to make it for a cake and cupcake filling. Kids love to spread it between graham crackers, and use it on ice cream.

Eagle Brand milk works best, some of the store brands don't seem to work as well.

We just boiled the can, unopened, in a pan with a lid, making sure that the water level is well over the top of the can at all times.

Boil the can for about three hours, then carefully drain and carefully open the can. The contents will be hot.

I learned this "recipe" as a teenager, taught to me by an older lady. It was very popular in the area where I grew up.

It can be dangerous, although I have never known anyone that blew up a can it could happen. Just use common sense and keep the water level over the can while boiling.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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Talking Great Gift...

Have a friend that 'surprises' everyone every christmas w/a can of this...nicely wrapped in a Holiday print napkin...I say 'surprise' because we knew it was coming and couldn't wait for it to be passed out...
K
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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want to make dulce de leche from a can of sweetened condensed milk on the stovetop from a can.......anyone know of the recipe?

The old recipe was to simmer it in a pan of water for 3-4 hours BUT I have also seen cases where the can exploded.

Considering that the Nestle Dulce de Leche is only slightly more expensive than the sweetened condensed milk, I think that I would go the easy way and buy the final product.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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You are basically making a caramel sauce but the condensed milk method is not nearly as delicious as homemade caramel sauce....I have tried both and the condensed milk version pales by comparison.
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