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Easy Pressure Cooker Dulce de leche recipe
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Easy Pressure Cooker Dulce de Leche recipe

This easy pressure cooker dulce de leche recipe is a great way to make caramel or dulce de leche withut opening the can.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Brazilian
Keyword: doce de leite, dulce de leche, sweetened condensed milk
Servings: 1 can
Calories: 1271kcal
Cost: $2


  • pressure cooker



  • First, remove the label and clean the adhesive from the can of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Place the can in a pressure cooker and cover with water. Since we want the can to be completely submerged the whole time, have at least two fingers worth of water over the water.
  • Seal the pressure cooker and set it to pressure mode.
  • Place on a burner over medium heat and cook until you hear a hissing sound.
  • Once the hissing starts, set a timer for 20-30 minutes. (The longer you cook it the thicker and darker it will get)
  • When the 20 minutes are done, turn off the burner and release the valve to allow the pressure to escape.
  • When the pressure has been released, open the pressure cooker and remove the condensed milk can out. Use tongs or a canning lifter for this since it is very hot.
  • Do not open the can when it is very hot, It will explode and you can severely burn yourself! Let the can cool in a water and ice bath for an hour or so.
  • Open the can after it has cooled, use it right away or store it in an airtight container for future use.


Calories: 1271kcal | Carbohydrates: 215g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 1469mg | Sugar: 215g | Vitamin A: 1057IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 1125mg | Iron: 1mg