How To Make Dulce De Leche At Home

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Dulce de Leche is similar to caramel sauce. The sauce pairs marvelously with ice-creams, cheesecakes, pies, or whatever you like. In this recipe, I will be sharing two different methods of making the sauce.

Dulce de Leche

The recipe is made from sweetened milk and has its origins in Latin America. The history of the sauce is not known, but some people claim that Napoleon’s cook accidentally discovered the sauce by heating milk and sugar for a long time. Now, let’s have an overview of the recipe.

There are two methods of preparing Dulce de Leche: one ingredient and classic method. One ingredient method involves baking sweet condensed milk for 2 hours and the classic method involves mixing sugar, vanilla bean and milk in a pan over medium flame. Then, add baking soda and cook until the sauce gets caramel color.

To give your Dulce de Leche the on-spot caramel flavor, you can also add a few drops of caramel extract. If you don’t have caramel extract, you can also use any of its substitutes. It will definitely elevate the taste of your sweet dessert.

The methods may look a little confusing but believe me, once you through the detailed recipe below, you will be able to make a perfect sweet sauce. Before that, check out the other sauce recipes as well.

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Dulce de Leche (classic method)

Dulce de Leche Recipe

Most of you were having a habit of using Dulce de Leche instead of caramel sauce because both the ingredients are quite similar. Not exactly but there are various similarities between these two.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 49 kcal




Dulce de Leche (One Ingredient Method)

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Dulce de Leche (Classic Method)

  • 1 quart Whole Milk
  • 12 ounces Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda


Dulce de Leche Recipe (One Ingredient Method)

  • First, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Put the condensed milk in a dish and cover it tightly with foil.
  • Place the dish in a large pan or roasting pan and add hot water in the pan.
  • Put it inside the oven and bake it for 2 hours.
  • Whisk it to turn it out into a smooth mixture.

Dulce de Leche Recipe (Classic Method)

  • Mix sugar, vanilla bean and milk together in a pan and heat it over medium flame.
  • When the sugar gets melted completely, add baking soda and cook it continuously for 1 hour.
  • After that, remove the vanilla bean and cook again until it gets dark caramel in color.
  • Strain the whole mixture and transfer it into a container.



Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword American, Dips, Dulce de Leche, Sauces
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