Makes 14 oz
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
Remove label from can of sweetened condensed milk and pierce with two holes on the top. Note that my label is still on the can. This becomes a mess later and I wouldn’t recommend it.
Place can in a small pot and fill with water. Bring to a gentle simmer and maintain water level about 1″ below top of the can at all times. Simmer for about 3 hours. Let cool before handling, eating, or touching.
Here is a light dulce de leche (I had my heat very, very low – otherwise the can rattles around in the pot. The longer you cook it, the thicker and darker it becomes):
Here’s a thicker, darker dulce de leche. Cooked for the same amount of time, but the heat was up slightly higher.
NOTE: This picture is from Argentina…. wow, our photography has improved! Shout out to Keith 🙂
P.S. To make it thick enough to spread on Alfajores, simmer for about 5 hours.