Crock-Pot Dulce de Leche

If you have any type of slow cooker and a few hours, this is a definite must have for the occasional sweet tooth. If you’re wondering what Dulce de Leche is, you’ll find a nice article about it on Wikipedia. It’s highly recommended that you prepare multiple cans, so the effort is worthwhile.

First you’ll need a Crock-Pot or slow cooker like the one below. Some large pans will work as well.

Simple Crock-Pot.

Simple Crock-Pot
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Next you’ll need to get a can of sweetened condensed milk. Keep in mind that it has to be sweetened or the recipe won’t work.

Simple Crock-Pot

Sweetened Condensed Milk.
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Take off the label or it’ll come off while it cooks.
(I obviously didn’t follow my own advice.)

Next place the cans in the slow cooker and fill the pot with water until it just reaches the top of the cans.

Simple Crock-Pot

Milk in Water.
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Cover, turn the cooker on low and let it cook.

Simple Crock-Pot

Cover.
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Cooking time can range from 8 to 12 hours. If you fail in the first batch, try again for a longer duration. After it’s finished, you can let it cool off, open up the can, and on the inside you’ll have delicious Dulce de leche. It’s really good with fruit, or if you’re in the mood for something sweet.

Simple Crock-Pot

Finished.
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