Who knew you can make this easy Caramel Sauce just by boiling water? I have wanted to try this method for years but I never thought it would work. Let me be the first to tell you……it really does work!
Ingredients – Yes that’s it but don’t open it!
Remove the label.
Fill a deep pot with enough water to
cover the can by at least 1”. If it gets
lower than 1” you will have to add
more water. I simmered mine with a
lid and didn’t need to add any more
water. Bring the water to a simmer
and simmer for three hours. Keep on eye
on it and adjust the temperature as
needed to keep it at a simmer.
Do NOT open the can.
It will remain sealed the
entire simmering time.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Carefully remove the can from the water.
Let the can cool and then open the lid.
You now have caramel!
Put the caramel on top of ice cream
or whatever you love and serve.
- 1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- Place the can (do not open it) into a deep medium pot and cover the can by at least 1” of water.
- Bring the water to a simmer, I used a lid.
- Simmer for three hours watching carefully and adjusting the temperature as needed to keep the water at a simmer.
- Remove the pan from the heat and carefully remove the can from the water. Let cool.
- Open the can and serve on your favorite….anything!
I have made it this way so many time..never fails..🙂
thanks Diane 🙂
So excited that it worked! I had trouble maintaining a constant boil (electric stove) and was afraid it wouldn’t work but it still did!
Havent made it in a long time but i remember i used to boil it for hours..it was bit darker than this.
Me too thought can would burst but on electric range hard to keep a rolling heat as you have said. Worked fine when opened worth the cost and can use it on all sort of desserts.
That is so much easier than the melting sugar method. Thank you! I will try this next time I make a salted carmel cake.
You’re welcome! It is easy and you can make it way ahead of time. I put it on my ice cream last night and in my coffee this morning…lol
Ohhh in the coffee. Tha sounds yummy! 😛
Yes it was awesome! Thanks Patty!
Hey it looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope you will like Punjab Style Bitter Gourd Spicy Indian Pickle. Recipe is here. http://www.indiatourfood.com/2018/01/indian-vegetarian-spicy-kerala-acharrecipe.html
Thank you Sumit! Yes your recipe looks delicious as well!
It looks real yummy. I hope you will also like my post. Bitter Gourd Punjab Famous Pickle http://www.indiatourfood.com/2018/01/indian-vegetarian-spicy-kerala-acharrecipe.html
Thank you! Your recipe looks good as well. I wish we had access to your ingredients to try!
Amazon provides everything.
I will have to check that out! I didn’t know that!
I have seen this on the internet for years but never thought it would work! So glad I tried it!
Love this way of doing dulce de leche!!
Me too it was so exciting to open the can and see that it worked!
Done this before….it’s amazing!!!!!
I know right! And it tastes good!
Love to try this delicious sauce !
So easy and great for toppings! I even put it in my coffee…lol
This is a fascinating recipe. Who knew?
I know right! It’s crazy and when you open up the can and there is actually caramel in there…lol
It is a top tip Diane. Great for making caramel shortcake. 😊
OMG I never heard of caramel shortcake! That sounds amazing!
It is rather good. A bottom layer of shortbread, topped with caramel then chocolate. It is done as a traybake and cut into squares. 😊
Oh my I would LOVE that!
I had no clue it would turn to caramel. So all caramel is – boiled condensed milk? Mind blown today!
No it can be cook on top of the stove with all the individual ingredients too but much more difficult! This makes more of an ice cream topping, not like the caramels that are wrapped. This was so easy and not messy! Was so fun to open the can and see caramel!
I have seen this method used to make dulce de leche sauce but was too afraid to try it! Still kinda scared, I keep thinking the can will blow up!
LOL my husband said the same exact thing but as I told him, it’s not under pressure like in pressure cooking, it’s just being heated. I took forever to try this too and is was so cool to open the can and see caramel! Give it a try, it won’t explode.
You have convinced me! I will give it a shot 🙂
Yummy – love caramel sauce. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome Karin!
I’ve heard about it all over the place but never tried it. I must, since I’m a huge caramel fan! Now that you’ve paved the way, maybe I will be bold as well. Thanks!
I keep telling my husband it’s not going to work because my electric burner wouldn’t keep the water at a constant simmer so I kept turning the knob up and down until about the last hour. It didn’t matter and turned out perfectly and was so cool when I pulled the pop top and saw the caramel!
Cripes. I did this once over 60 years ago. Forget how long I simmer the can; but, finally let it cool – then chilled it in the fridge. Cut open both ends with a can opener and slid the solid sweetness out to slice and serve.
So cool right!!!!!! I am so glad I finally tried it!
And isn’t it delicious. My daughter used to make that years ago and used it to fill home made chocolates.
Oh yes! Chocolate covered caramel is one of my favorites!
omg! that looks easy enough that even I can do it and I love caramel sauce. thank you.
Lol yes it is super easy and delicious! You’re welcome!
It is how the Irish and U.K. make banofee pie.
Oh my I will have to look that one up! I have never had a pie with caramel!
No Way!! I’ll definitely try it 🙂
I had wanted to try this for years! Now I could kick myself for waiting..lol
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Quick and easy!
Thank you so much Mary! Have a great weekend!
Welcome Diane! Have a lovely weekend yourself
Like you, I’ve wondered if this worked. I’ve been afraid to try, but you have inspired me.
Oh Janet give it a try. It was so fun opening the can and then the taste!!!!
It really does work, and is the best tasting caramel. I think our supermarkets actually sell it ready made in the can now.
Oh my I never looked for it already made and yes it is the best tasting caramel! Have a great weekend Chris!
GET OUT. That’s is? That’s all? AWESOME!!
I know what a fascinating process. The taste is amazing too!
I finally have some down time and I’m going to try this this weekend!
Let me know how it turns out.
I’m going to try this this weekend – I finally have some down time!
As silly as it sounds, it was so exciting to open the can and see that it worked! lol
That’s doesn’t sound silly at all!
I tried it! The caramel came out great!
Thank you!!! 💕