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How to Make Dulce de Leche in an Instant Pot

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Posted on: February 11, 2018
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What is Dulce de Leche?

Per Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dulce_de_leche
Dulce de leche is a confection prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a substance that derives its flavour from the Maillard reaction, also changing colour, with an appearance and flavour similar to caramel.Literally translated, it means “jam [made] of milk” or “sweet [made] of milk.” It is a traditional Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean and Uruguayan specialty. It is very popular in many Latin American countries.

How to Make Dulce de Leche
There are lots of instructions out there for making this popular confection, both on your stovetop and in your Instant Pot. Not all of them are safe.
My goal was to find a safe, easy and foolproof way to make this in an Instant Pot.
I’ve tested this method several times now and it comes out perfect each time.
While you still need to be very careful because, of course, everything is going to get pretty hot, you won’t have to worry about the dangers of a pressurized can of sweetened condensed milk, because we are going to use an already-opened can for this method.

Step by Step

14 ounce (397g) Sweetened Condensed Milk

Sweetened Condensed Milk

1. Remove the label and open the can.

Wrap in foil

Wrap tightly in foil.

2. Tightly wrap the can in aluminum foil.

Water halfway up the can.

3.  Place the can on a trivet in the Instant Pot and add enough water to come halfway up the can. (In our 6-quart Instant Pot that was about 6 cups (1.4 L) of water.)

4. Close and lock the lid with the Pressure Valve in the Sealing position and set cooking time for 30 minutes. When cooking time is complete, allow a full Natural Pressure Release (can take up to an hour).

Cool on wire rack.

Dulce de Leche

5. Carefully remove the can to a wire rack to cool, opening the foil so it can cool more quickly.

Enjoy!

Printable recipe follows.

AuthorVicky WellsCategoryDifficultyBeginner

An easy and safe method for making Dulce de Leche in an Instant Pot.

Ingredients
 1 - 14 ounce (390g) can sweetened condensed milk
 water
Method
1

Remove the labels from the can of sweetened condensed milk and then remove the lid. (Yes, open the can.)

2

Cover the entire, open, can tightly with aluminum foil.

3

Place the can on a trivet in the Instant Pot and add enough water to come halfway up the can.

4

Close and lock the lid ensuring the Pressure Valve is in the Sealing position.

5

Select Manual/Pressure Cook mode and set the cooking time for 30 minutes.

6

When the cooking time is complete allow a full Natural Pressure Release which will take more than an hour.

7

Once the pressure is completely released and the Float Valve has dropped, carefully remove the lid.

8

Carefully remove the can from the pot and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

9

Carefully remove, or just open, the foil to allow it to cool more quickly.

10

Once completely cooled, use in your recipe.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 - 14 ounce (390g) can sweetened condensed milk
 water

Directions

Method
1

Remove the labels from the can of sweetened condensed milk and then remove the lid. (Yes, open the can.)

2

Cover the entire, open, can tightly with aluminum foil.

3

Place the can on a trivet in the Instant Pot and add enough water to come halfway up the can.

4

Close and lock the lid ensuring the Pressure Valve is in the Sealing position.

5

Select Manual/Pressure Cook mode and set the cooking time for 30 minutes.

6

When the cooking time is complete allow a full Natural Pressure Release which will take more than an hour.

7

Once the pressure is completely released and the Float Valve has dropped, carefully remove the lid.

8

Carefully remove the can from the pot and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

9

Carefully remove, or just open, the foil to allow it to cool more quickly.

10

Once completely cooled, use in your recipe.

Dulce de Leche in an Instant Pot

 

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