Saturday, May 26, 2018

Dulce De Leche

For a long time, Dulce de leche was on my list of things to try. But I had heard of just two methods, one was to slave over a stove top for four hours and the other cooking a can of condensed milk under pressure - unopened. Neither seemed worth the effort. A few months back everything changed. I bought a new Instant pot pressure cooker right in the middle of the holiday season and joined a Facebook group of IP users. Everyone was trying Dulce de leche. This is my attempt.


I bought a pint sized mason jar and a can of Eagle brand 14 oz. condensed milk. I poured the milk in the mason jar and cooked it in the IP. Dulce de leche was ready. It was that simple. If you have an instant pot and a sweet tooth, you have to try the recipe.

You will need
1 can condensed milk (I used the 14 oz Eagle brand sweet condensed milk)
You will also need a mason jar. I used a one pint sized jar.

Wash and clean the jar. Open the can of milk and empty the contents in the jar.


Place the top on the jar, then place the lid and screw into place until you feel it resisting but not too tight. Place a trivet in the IP, I used the trivet that came with the IP. Place the jar over the trivet. Pour water around the jar until it is the same height as the milk in the jar, about half way up the jar.


Set the IP in manual mode for 35 minutes on High. NPR (natural pressure release) for 15 minutes. What that means is that you do not touch the IP until it finishes cooking and then starts counting up. You stop when it counts up to 15. Thereafter, you can release the pressure slowly by turning the value to venting. Once the pin drops and the pressure is released, open the IP and remove the jar. Careful, the jar is hot. Place the jar on the counter top to cool.


I let it cool for an hour and a half on the counter top then placed it in the refrigerator. Let it cool for a few hours. The Dulce de leche is ready!


Enjoy!

Note: If you like a thinner consistency, cook it for about 30 minutes, no more.





Enjoy!







This is my entry for week four, day three of BM #88 for the theme Bookmarked recipes. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#88.


16 comments:

  1. Instant pot rocks, dulce de leche looks just prefect to have with some scoops of icecream or else with some brownies. Lipsmacking here.

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  2. IP recipes are a total rage , the dulce de leche looks perfect and absolutely yum ! True why slog when you have IP !

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  3. Just love this! With the rounds going on that cooking in the tin itself can be dangerous, this is a very good alternative... wondering if I can do this in the pressure cooker, I don't think so... the color has turned out gorgeous!

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  4. This is on my to do for a long time but ... Love the dulce de leche...looks lip smacking delicious ...

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  5. Instapot seems to be ruling everybody and of course a good news as many dishes are seem to be possible with much ease!..great one Varada. I mostly have done the pressure cooker method and gets done in about 15 to 20 mins.

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  6. I have tried it once and we absolutely love it. You have made them so perfect.Such a versatile one, you can used it on many dish.

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  7. I'll have to try this IP way of making dulce de leche when I go to Canada as my son has an IP. Here, pointless to buy it with all the power fluctuations we constantly face.

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  8. Very interesting method. I have replaced my conventional pressure cookers in favor of the IP. Life is beautiful :)

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  9. Love this version of making with IP. I have made the pressure cooker version but I am so afraid of it. So didn't go for it after once. The dulce de leche looks so yum..

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  10. I remember commenting on this post. Instant pot dulce de leche is on my to try list. It is so easy to prepare. It has come out so good.

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  11. Dulce de leche is so amazing on its own and as an ingredient in other dishes....This IP version looks yummy.

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  12. Wow, homemade dulche de leche -- that too made in the insta pot sounds easy and so convenient. I have to give it a try some time.

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  13. iv heard so much of this dulce de leche..............never tried nor tasted it! urs looks beautiful varada..........

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  14. I have tried the cooker method. The UP way seems much easy.

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  15. Instant pot seems like a bliss to make the dulce de leche. It looks just like the store bought ones.

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  16. I seem like the only person on the planet who has yet to get the Instant Pot - this version came out so perfect and much easier with the instant pot

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