Are you ready for a mouth watering treat?
How about home made Caramel from Sweetened Condensed Milk
This recipe is so simple, easy and yummy.
There are different levels to cook the milk.
2 hours you will get Caramel Sauce- best with Ice Cream or drizzle over Coffee
3 hours you will get Caramel Pudding- best with a spoon and bowl
4 hours you will get a soft Caramel * This is what we are cooking today.*
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Take label off can. In a very deep pot place unopened can. Cover with water 3 - 4 inches above the can. Bring the water to a boil for four hours.
**The can must be covered with water at all times. Never let the water level get down to the top of the can. This could cause the can to explode.**
After four hours remove the can with tongs and place on a wire rack to cool.
Refrigerate. Once the can is cold, open and you will have caramel.
The color is even a beautiful rich caramel.
I serve the soft caramel on spoons. Scoop caramel into a pastry decorator and squeeze onto spoons (and a little into your mouth). We also add a dollop of whipped cream.
The only thing I can recommend is to boil more than one can. You will want more!If you are uncertain about boiling the can you can use one of these methods.
OVEN METHOD: Pour 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk into 9-inch pie plate. Cover with aluminum foil; place in larger shallow pan. Fill larger pan with hot water. Bake at 425 degrees for 1 hour or until thick and caramel-colored. Beat until smooth.
STOVETOP METHOD: Pour sweetened condensed milk into top of double boiler; place over boiling water. Simmer over low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until thick and caramel-colored, stirring occasionally. Beat until smooth.
MICROWAVE METHOD: Pour sweetened condensed milk into a 2-quart glass measuring cup. Cook on 50-percent power (medium) 4 minutes, stirring briskly every 2 minutes until smooth. Cook on 30-percent power (medium-low) 20 to 25 minutes or until very thick and caramel-colored, stirring briskly every 4 minutes during the first 16 minutes and every 2 minutes during the last 4 to 10 minutes.
SLOW COOKER METHOD: Pour a can of sweetened condensed milk into slow cooker, set to low, stir every 45 minutes or so. Takes about 7 hours to turn into rich, brown caramel.
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.