Dulce de leche, or caramelized sweetened condensed milk, is a staple for desserts, pastry fillings, or as a scoop right out of the can South American favorite.
Prep Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
- 3 liters milk - (1 liter = 4 cups)
- 800 grams fine sugar (1 gram = 0.35 ounces)
- 2 full tablespoons vanilla essence or 1 vanilla bean
- 3/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
Add the ingredients in the order above, to a large pot over very low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until well blended and cook slowly, stirring frequently until the milk thickens and turns as caramel as you want it. This can take upwards of 3 hours.
Hint: Place marbles in the pot to prevent sticking.