When I first heard about this sweetened condensed milk caramel recipe (if it can even be called that) I couldn't believe it! There is pretty much no work involved and it costs around $1. All you need is a crock pot and a can of sweetened condensed milk:
There are just a few easy steps:
1. Take the label off the can of sweetened condensed milk
2. Put it in the center of the crock pot and fill it with water until the can is COMPLETELY submerged.
3. Set the crockpot on low heat for 8 hrs.
That's it! After the time is up, take it out and let it cool to room temperature. Note: To get it to cool faster, you can stick the can in a bowl or sink of ice water. After you open the can, it should look like this:
It's so yummy and creamy and awesome with sliced apples! It makes a great snack for a party or anytime really. My kids also like the dulce de leche spread onto crackers or toast. You could also reheat it and use it to top ice cream or blend into a milk shake.
Make sure you store it in an air-tight container in the fridge
*Note: If you don't have enough time for the crock pot method, there is another way. Fill a stock pot full of water and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low heat and CAREFULLY place the can of sweetened condensed milk into the pot and let it cook for about 2 hrs. It's important to make sure the can is always covered in water. Because of evaporation, I usually set the timer for about a half an hour and add a bit more water every time the time goes off. After the time is up, you should have the same results as above.