Condensed Milk Caramel

We made this last week and I thought it would be the perfect way to ring the new year here. With something sweet. And simple. The perfect way to start a year no? I can’t quite believe it is 2011 already. It seems like 2010 flew by so fast. There were a few weddings of people we love, lots of various events and a bunch of interesting trips. There was obviously also lots of cooking and I finally started this blog which I am so happy and grateful for. It was definitely a great (and busy!) year for me and I am now looking forward to 2011. It should also be a good year and I am excited. Lots of projects and plans in the works and probably lots of surprises too. It’s always fun to start a fresh year, isn’t it?

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This caramel something my grandmother used to make (and that we all love). Basically, it’s a can of condensed milk that is boiled for three hours. I am not sure where she got the idea of boiling a can of condensed milk for 3 hours but I am glad she did. It turns into a nice dark dulce de leche type of caramel. Needless to say, it is delicious. It is quite sweet but if you (like me) like your sweets, you will like it. You can make it more a golden caramel by boiling it for a shorter time (2 hours?) but it retains more of the sweetness (more than the dark at least). I have been having it with the donuts my mom made (and the occasional just with a spoon) but it is good with lots of things (I’m sure you don’t need suggestions on what to do with caramel). Click here to know how to make condensed milk

Happy New Year! Bonne Année!

Condensed Milk Caramel

  • 1 can condensed milk

Put the can in a large pot. Cover the can with water, bring to a boil. Boil for 3 hours, adding water when needed. Remove from the water, let cool and open the can carefully.

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