Homemade Caramel Spread (Print Version)


01 - 1 can (14 ounces) of sweetened condensed milk.
02 - ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract (Optional).


01 - Detach and discard the label from the condensed milk can. Without opening, place the can into the slow cooker. Fill the cooker with enough water to completely submerge the can and secure the lid.
02 - Set the slow cooker to High and cook the can for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours. Ensure the can remains submerged in water throughout the cooking process. Use tongs to carefully remove the can once done and let it cool for at least 25 minutes before handling.
03 - Once the can is cool to the touch, open it and transfer the dulce de leche to a bowl with a lid. If desired, mix in the vanilla extract.