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Quicker Dulce De Leche

Quicker Dulce de Leche

A quicker way to make creamy and delicious homemade Dulce de Leche. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine South American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 81kcal
Author Tracy


Special Equipment

Dulce de Leche

  • 1 (14-ounce can) sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F. Bring a kettle or medium pot of water to boil.
  • Pour condensed milk into a small to medium baking dish like a 6-inch cake pan, loaf pan, or pie tin. Cover tightly with foil, making sure the foil is not touching the milk. 
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper in a second, larger pan like a roasting pan or 9x13-inch baking dish, and set your smaller baking dish on top.
  • Place pans in the oven and pour boiling water into the larger baking dish until it comes halfway up the side of the smaller one or at least an inch.
  • Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours, checking every 45 minutes and adding more boiling water as necessary if the water level has dropped too much.
  • Your dulce de leche is done when it is caramel-colored. Very carefully remove pans from the oven and cool until cool enough to handle or use tongs or a couple of spatulas to remove the smaller dish from the water so it cools more quickly.
  • Once cool enough to handle, stir dulce de leche until smooth*.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional information is for 1 tablespoon of sauce.
*If your sauce is a little lumpy after stirring and you prefer a completely smooth sauce, transfer it to a food processor and pulse it a couple of times until smooth.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 81kcal