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Making homemade caramel couldn't be easier with this recipe. Simmer a can of condensed milk until it's reduced by half and turned to a golden brown hue. The result is a rich, caramelized cream similar to dulce de leche. Use this recipe to make our Pumpkin-Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook condensed milk in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until reduced by almost half, about 2 hours.

  • Remove from heat, and beat with a wooden spoon until cool.

Cook's Notes

Milk caramel can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.


For a cinnamon-scented milk caramel, add one cinnamon stick to the sweetened condensed milk and simmer as instructed. Remove and discard cinnamon stick before beating caramel with a wooden spoon.


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