Dulce de Leche

Recipe provided by Austin Personal Chef: Carlos Crusco Ingredients:
  • 6 cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  1. Take the paper off the can so it does not melt away in the boiling water.
  2. Put the cans of condensed milk on top of a metal ring or dish towel in a deep heavy pot, so that the water can circulate completely around and over it.
  3. Fill pot with enough water to cover the can by a couple of inches. Bring to a gentle simmer. VERY IMPORTANT TO COMPLETELY COVER THE CAN WITH WATER!
  4. As time passes you may have to refill with water so have your kettle on hand and boiling with water so you can add without dropping the water’s temperature.
  5. Simmer for about 3-4 hours and then let cool for at least 2-3 hours or overnight.
  6. Once cool enough to handle, open and using a spatula remove the contents into a bowl.
  7. Add vanilla extract and fold into the dulce de leche. Place in a jar with a tight lid and refrigerate.
  8. Use to make Alfajores de Maicena Cookies or pretty much with anything you like…Enjoy!
NOTE: The dulce de leche will keep up to 2 months in the refrigerator.