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How to Make Your Own Dulce de Leche

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How to Make Your Own Dulce de Leche

Dulce de leche — the name is Spanish for "sweet from [made of] milk" — is a thick, creamy caramel sauce that is traditionally prepared by slowly cooking milk and sugar on low heat for serval hours. According to Alton Brown, “Dulce de leche most likely evolved as a way to preserve milk in the pre-refrigerator era.” 

You can make the caramel sauce from scratch by using milk and sugar, or you can cut a few corners and use a can of sweetened condensed milk. Both methods yield a delicious and thick Hispanic-style caramel sauce.

Use your homemade dulce de leche as a dipping sauce, turn the sauce into a chewy lollipops, or add it to cakes or French toast