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Spooning homemade dulce de leche from a blue patterned bowl.
Easy Dulce de Leche Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins

Make this easy dulce de leche recipe with just one simple ingredient! It's so sticky sweet and delicious, and can be used in so many different ways. 

Course: Dessert, Topping
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dulce de leche recipe, dulce de leche recipes, easy dulce de leche, how to make dulce de leche
Servings: 6
Calories: 212 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Place the sweetened condensed milk in a pie plate or similar baking dish, and cover it tightly with foil. 

  3. Place the covered dish in a larger pan, and pour hot water into the larger pan until it comes about 1 inch up the sides.  

  4. Bake in the oven for about 2 hours (checking every so often to refill with water if needed), or until the desired color and thickness* are achieved.

  5. Whisk the dulce de leche to smooth out any lumps. 

Recipe Notes

*Dulce de Leche will become even thicker as it cools.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Dulce de Leche Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 188mg19%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.