Can you still boil a can of condensed milk and caramalize it?

ian h 08/26/2017. 9 answers
Food & Drink Cooking & Recipes

9 Answers

CrustyCurmudgeon 04/26/2017.

Absolutely. Lay the can(s) in the bottom of your Instapot electric cooker. Remove labels and ALL GLUE from the can. Cover the cans, laid on their sides, with water. Pressure cook for 40 to 45 minutes. Let set until the machine automatically decompresses. Pull out the cans of lush caramel sauce and enjoy.

Salt and Peppy 04/26/2017.


Well, you can, but you won't get caramel. You'll get Dulce de leche, which tastes more like toffee.

Nana Lamb 04/26/2017.

I like to do it in the crock pot/slow cooker! make sure the can of milk is covered and set the crock pot to high and cook for about 6 hours after it comes to a boil.

StarShine 04/26/2017.

No. It won't work with condensed milk. It has to be SWEETENED condensed milk as you need the sugar to caramelize and that's not present with regular condensed milk.

Anna E 04/26/2017.

If you want caramel, just look in the section where you get Sweetened condensed milk and you will find Dulce de Leche. This is basically caramel in a can and it is wonderful. Soft and sweet.

Nikki P 04/26/2017.

It is not recommended by the makers of the condensed milk.

That said you can go on line and there are various methods that will tell you how to do it.

Personally I think it takes a very long time and requires a lot of tending, you have to make sure the can is covered with water, the heat can not get too high....

Much easier and faster to pour the sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it stirring often until it reaches the color and consistency you want. This takes just a few minutes compared to hours simmering the can.

Michael Vicks Dog 04/26/2017.

You can try but I'm gonna stop you!

Jackie m 04/26/2017.

No because the can will explode

Librareian 04/26/2017.

Sure, but why would you bother? You can buy pre-made dulce de leche (in a can) in most supermarkets these days.
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