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Dulce de Leche | omgfood.com

Dulce de Leche

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Marissa


  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • Add the milk, sugar, and vanilla to a medium saucepan and place on the stove over medium heat.
  • Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved, about five minutes. Then, stir in the baking soda.
  • Bring to a gentle simmer (don't let it boil over) and reduce the heat to low.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Over time, the mixture will darken and become thicker. Stir more frequently in the last twenty minutes to avoid any burning and skim off any foam from the top.
  • Remove from heat when the mixture is a dark caramel color and has reduced to about a cup.
  • Let cool slightly and transfer to a jar with a tight lid.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to four weeks.