Hubby loves all things caramel, so I knew that I had to try this recipe for him at some point. Dulce de Leche is a milk-based caramel that goes great over ice cream, with apple slices, or just straight off a spoon.
I have made dulce de leche for some cupcakes in the past using a stove top method to heat the sweetened condensed milk. It turned out great, but this time I wanted to try it in the crockpot. I popped two cans in the crockpot, filled it with water, and set it on low before bed one night. Nine hours later, I turned it off and removed the cans. Once they were cool to the touch, I opened them to find this golden delicious caramel. I've been storing it in the fridge and we have been thoroughly enjoying the awesomeness that happened while we were asleep.
Dulce de Leche in the Crockpot - as seen on Cupcake Project, originally from A Year of Slowcooking
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
Remove labels from cans and place in crockpot. Fill crockpot to the top with water.
Cover and cook on low 8-9 hours. Let the cans cool in the crockpot for a few hours.
Remove cans from crockpot and allow to cool to the touch before opening the cans.