Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs
Good thing Eve didn't have this to dip her apple into or we'd be in a lot of trouble. This is Sinfully, yummy, rich, dreamy & creamy. Great for GODDESS parties! Use to dip rims of martini glasses, top your favorite ice cream. Or if with your favorite someone use as body paint. Caramel is a passion in Argentina, where dulce de leche is originated. This is made in an entirely different manner, then we are used to. Sweet milk (sweetened, condensed milk) is simmered until it becomes thick and golden brown. The resulting caramel has a sweet, milky flavor and a thick, fudge-like texture. This is what dulce de leche ice cream is all about. Try caramel cheesecake. Or use like a fondue by dipping cookies or fruit into it. It's time consuming but very easy. Can be made plain or flavored with vanilla bean (you can see the specks of beans in the pictures) or citrus zest. Try instant coffee/espresso, chocolate, coconut endless possibilities.
- 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk or 2 (14 ounce) cans fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- 1⁄2 vanilla bean (Seeds scraped out from pod)
- citrus zest
- Heat to water in simmer in a double boiler.
- Place sweetened, condensed milk and flavoring in the top of a double boiler and cook for about two hours yes 2 hours , stirring every five minutes. It would be good to set a cooking timer to remind you when to return to the kitchen and stir.
Have always wanted to make this! Yes a lovely caramel which I too used to make Alfajores (An Argentinean Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookie).Sinfully rich and decadent - but so worth the splurge!
I always do the boiling can method - but this was good, too. Easy for me to keep an eye on as I was doing various cooking. The end result was a lovely, thick, dark tan caramel that I subsequently used to make Alfajores (An Argentinean Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookie). Thanks Rita!
Oh MY! That is good stuff. I made this for our Ice Cream Sundae party for my husband's birthday! Wonderful stuff!