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Drool-Worthy Instant Pot Dulce de Leche Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

I've whipped up a drool-worthy dulce de leche using just my instant pot and sweetened condensed milk. It's creamy, sweet, and perfect for drizzling over desserts or eating straight from the jar!

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You're in for a treat today. My latest experiment turned out to be a sweet success - Instant Pot Dulce De Leche, a creamy, caramel-like delight right from your kitchen! It's so easy, you'll be making it non-stop. Trust me, one spoonful and you'll be hooked! Hang around, you'll surely want to see how this little wonder bubbles up to perfection.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

  • Sweetened condensed milk: Rich, sweet base for the dulce de leche, caramelizing beautifully under pressure to create a luscious, indulgent sauce.
  • Water: Essential for creating steam in the instant pot, aiding in the gentle and even cooking of the dulce de leche.

Essential Tools for Making Dulce de Leche in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the dulce de leche to achieve the desired creamy and caramelized consistency.
  • Mason jars: Used to contain the sweetened condensed milk during the pressure cooking process, ensuring safe and easy handling.

Serves: 8 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes


  • 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • Water


  1. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into two 8 oz mason jars, leaving some space at the top.
  2. Tightly cover the jars with lids.
  3. Place a trivet in the Instant Pot and add water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the jars.
  4. Close the Instant Pot lid, set to high pressure for 45 minutes, and allow for a natural pressure release.
  5. Carefully remove the jars from the Instant Pot and let them cool before serving.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 320 kcal | Carbohydrates: 56 g | Protein: 8 g | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 30 mg | Sodium: 110 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 56 g | Calcium: 250 mg | Potassium: 380 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 200 µg | Vitamin C: 2 mg

Tips for Making and Storing Dulce de Leche Ahead of Time

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the dulce de leche as directed and store it in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the dulce de leche to cool completely before transferring it to freezer-safe containers or bags.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before using.

One interesting fact about this drool-worthy instant pot dulce de leche recipe is that you can add a pinch of sea salt to the sweetened condensed milk before cooking to enhance the caramel flavor. It's a simple trick that can take your dulce de leche to the next level!

Frequently Asked Questions About Making Dulce de Leche in the Instant Pot

Can I use glass jars in the Instant Pot for this recipe?
Yes, you can use glass jars in the Instant Pot for this recipe. Just make sure they are heatproof and can withstand the pressure.
How long can I store the dulce de leche?
You can store the dulce de leche in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Can I make this recipe without an Instant Pot?
Yes, you can make dulce de leche on the stovetop by simmering a can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot of water for a few hours.
Can I add flavorings like vanilla to the dulce de leche?
Yes, you can add flavorings like vanilla extract to the dulce de leche for a different twist.
What can I use dulce de leche for?
Dulce de leche is delicious as a topping for ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or as a filling for cakes and pastries.

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