Turn a can of sweetened condensed milk into a luscious and silky caramel dip in this easy recipe for Crock-Pot Dulce de Leche! Then dip in some apples.
Slow Cooker Dulce de Leche
I had a friend tell me you could make a fantastic dip this way, but never tried it. I have seen a lot of talk lately on Pinterest about this and decided it was time to try. This was awesome! Literally.
We dipped apples in it, and now I am going to toss popcorn with it and make a great snack!
Equipment Needed For Crock-Pot Dulce de Leche Recipe:
- 4 Quart, 4.5 Quart, 5 Quart, 5.5 Quart, 6 Quart, 6.5 Quart Or 7 Quart Slow Cooker
- Clean Towel Or Paper Towels
- Can Opener
Can I Use Fat-Free Sweetened Condensed Milk To Make Dulce de Leche?
Yes, you can use fat-free sweetened condensed milk to make this easy slow cooker dulce de leche. If you use fat-free sweetened condensed milk you bring the fat content down to zero grams per serving versus the 4 grams per serving when you use regular full-fat sweetened condensed milk.
How Much Water Do I Need To Use To Cover The Can While Cooking?
The amount of water you will need to use to cover the can of sweetened condensed milk while cooking is going to vary depending on the size and shape of the slow cooker you use. Just add enough water to cover the can completely by at least 1/2 an inch. Because you are going to cook the can in the slow cooker you won’t loose too much water to evaporation, but if you find that your can is no longer covered by water while cooking just go ahead and add more water so that the can is always covered by water.
Can I Make The Dulce de Leche In The Can And Then Store The Can To Use Later?
You can store the finished cooked dulce de leche in the can for up to 6 months. Just make sure the can is fully dried to prevent rusting. Also, because you removed the label from the can prior to cooking you will want to write on the can with a permanent marker what is inside the can and the date that it is best used by (6 months from the date you make it). That way, you are not left guessing what is inside the can when you are looking in your pantry.
What Are Some Uses For The Dulce de Leche?
Here are a few of my favorite ways to use dulce de leche:
- Fruit dip – Apples, pears, grapes, strawberries, pineapple many other types of fresh fruit taste fantastic when dipped in this yummy caramel sauce.
- Spread between cake layers – I love to make a chocolate cake and spread a layer of dulce de leche between the layers. Chocolate and caramel are such a classic combination. Other flavors of cake are great too!
- Sandwich between two cookies – Either store-bought or homemade cookies can be taken to the next level by sandwiching some between two cookies.
- Ice cream topping – Warm up some dulce de leche and drizzle over your favorite ice cream for a caramel ice cream topping.
- Popcorn – Pop up some popcorn in an air popcorn maker and drizzle some warm dulce de leche over the hot popcorn. The result: caramel corn!
- Rice Krispy Treats – Substitute out some or all of the marshmallows in the classic Rice Krispies treat to take them to the next level. I like to add a generous pinch of sea salt to make a salted caramel version!
- Dunk a doughnut – Yep, I said it, take a doughnut to the next level and dunk it into some dulce de leche!
- Waffles, pancakes or crepes – Oh my…heaven. Just spread a little on a hot waffle, pancake or crepe. Add some fresh fruit to make it a little healthier and dig in.
If you have a favorite way to use dulce de leche leave a comment and let us know!
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