Okay, so technically this SUPER SIMPLE process makes dulce de leche, but it tastes close enough to caramel, that it really could go either way. It is SUPER delicious! Did I mention it was simple, because it is! I'm not even calling it a recipe, because really all I'm giving you are instructions. The crock pot and the fridge do all the work in 3 SUPER SIMPLE steps. I think you get it. ONWARD!
All you need is:
1 unopened, label-removed can of sweetened condensed milk
a crock pot
Submerge the can of sweetened condensed milk in the crock pot in water. Make sure it is completely covered!
|SUBMERGED! COVERED! Got it?!|
Turn on the crock pot to the low setting and let it do it's thing for 8 hours!
|I promise the can will not blow up. Mine was fine. No sign of combustion 8 hrs. later.|
After 8 hours have passed, place the can in the fridge for 2 hours. Be careful! The water AND can will be hot. Use tongs or something. I'd suggest drying the can off first as well.
After 2 hours have passed:
|Dulce de leche goodliness!|
I placed the lot of it in a plastic Tupperware-type tub and put it back in the fridge.
So cheap too by the way. All it takes is a can of sweetened condensed milk! Any size! So wonderful!