"Dulce de leche is a sweet prepared by slowly heating sweetened milk to create a product that derives its taste from caramelised sugar. Literally translated, it means "candy of milk" (...) The most basic recipe calls for slowly simmering milk and sugar, stirring almost constantly, although other ingredients may be included to achieve special properties. Much of the water in the milk evaporates and the mix thickens; the resulting dulce de leche is usually about a sixth of the volume of the milk used. The transformation that occurs in preparation is caused by a combination of two common browning reactions called caramelization and the Maillard reaction." - by Wikipedia.org
How to make it...
- 1 can of sweet, condensed milk
- pan of water
This is the way I always make my dulce de leche and as long as I have correct kind of milk it always worked for me. I know that some would make it using the oven or the microwave, but I have never tried those two methods.