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Crock Pot Dulce de Leche

The easiest recipe you will ever make in your crock pot. 

Crock Pot Dulce de Leche

This recipe literally only needs two ingredients:  Sweetened condensed milk and water.  

What is Dulce de Leche?

  • It’s a thick caramel sauce that originated in Latin America.  It’s translation is “candy made from milk”  (thank you Wikipedia!).   
  • In many stores, you can purchase a can of ready made Dulce le Leche in the Hispanic food section. However, some areas ( like mine) don’t carry it at all. Which, is a bummer. Because, it’s some serious amazing stuff.  No worries…making it is crazy simple!

How to Make:

  • Place a can of sweetened condensed milk into your crock pot.  Leave the cover on the can and there is no need to remove the label.  
  • Pour in hot water. You want the water to be about two inches above the can.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. 
  • Once complete, using tongs, remove the can from the crock pot.  Immediately place it in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.  Do not stick this step!  Your sauce and can are very hot.  Opening it too early could be messy and dangerous. 
  • Now that it’s cooled, feel free to use it wherever you wish.  As a topping, in hot chocolate, in a dessert recipe ( see some ideas below) or simply eat it with a spoon.
  • Just be sure to remove it from the can before storing.  Keep it in a covered jar/container and store in the refrigerator.

Note: If your crock pot has the space, you can cook two cans at the same time.  Cooking times and instructions remain the same. 

Crock Pot Dulce de Leche top view
Yield: 14 oz

Crock Pot Dulce de Leche

Crock Pot Dulce de Leche- Table for Seven

The easiest recipe you will ever make in your crock pot. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • crock pot


  1. Place can of sweetened condensed milk into the pot.. No need to remove the label and keep the cover on.
  2. Pour in hot water until cans are covered.. You want the water to be about 2 inches above the cans
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. With tongs, carefully remove can from the hot water and place in a bowl of cold water. Leave the can submerged for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Your sauce is ready to use. Keep in a covered jar/container in the refrigerator. Don’t leave it in the can!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1717Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 182mgSodium: 679mgCarbohydrates: 291gFiber: 0gSugar: 291gProtein: 42g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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