Oh-So-Easy Crockpot Caramel

You seriously won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious dulce de leche style caramel! Just one ingredient + a crockpot is all you need. Perfect for recipes, ice cream, or as an apple dip!
True story:  If forced to choose between caramel and chocolate, I will choose caramel every single time, hands down. I can’t get enough of the stuff, so can I just tell you that I was thrilled beyond thrilled to discover this practically foolproof and so-easy-you’ll-die method for making the most delicious caramel sauce EVER?

Are you ready for it?

A can of sweetened condensed milk + a crockpot.

That’s seriously all you need.

Seriously.

Now, if you want to make things slightly more complicated (but avoid the potential of chemicals from the can leaking into your caramel) you can transfer the milk into a small canning jar before placing it in the crockpot. I’m not sure I believe it really makes a difference, but since it wasn’t that much extra effort, I just went ahead and used canning jars instead of the can itself. Either way, it is still the easiest recipe you will ever follow!

You seriously won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious dulce de leche style caramel! Just one ingredient + a crockpot is all you need. Perfect for recipes, ice cream, or as an apple dip!

Here is what you need:

2 cans sweetened condensed milk
3 small canning jars with lids and rings (optional)
a crockpot

You seriously won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious dulce de leche style caramel! Just one ingredient + a crockpot is all you need. Perfect for recipes, ice cream, or as an apple dip!

Step 1:  (Optional) Divide the sweetened condensed milk from 2 cans equally into 3 small canning jars. Close jars with lids and rings.

You seriously won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious dulce de leche style caramel! Just one ingredient + a crockpot is all you need. Perfect for recipes, ice cream, or as an apple dip!

Step 2:  Place jars (or the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk) into crockpot and fill crockpot as full as you possibly can so that jars or can are completely submerged in the water. This is important! No part of the jar or can should be out of the water at any time! Turn crockpot to low for 8-10 hours, refilling water if necessary.

You seriously won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious dulce de leche style caramel! Just one ingredient + a crockpot is all you need. Perfect for recipes, ice cream, or as an apple dip!

Step 3:  Let caramel cool on counter at room temperature before opening. The canning jars may appear to seal but the caramel will NOT be shelf stable–it should be stored in the refrigerator! Use as a topping for ice-cream, as a dip for apples, or in recipes such as these Salted Caramel Pretzel Crust Brownies!

You seriously won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious dulce de leche style caramel! Just one ingredient + a crockpot is all you need. Perfect for recipes, ice cream, or as an apple dip!

Oh-So-Easy Crockpot Caramel

One Ingredient + a Slow Cooker....what could be easier?

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Oh-So-Easy Crockpot Caramel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 small canning jars with lids and rings optional
  • a crockpot

Instructions

  1. (Optional) Divide the sweetened condensed milk from 2 cans equally into 3 small canning jars. Close jars with lids and rings.

  2. Place jars (or the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk) into crockpot and fill crockpot as full as you possibly can so that jars or can are completely submerged in the water. This is important! No part of the jar or can should be out of the water at any time! Turn crockpot to low for 8-10 hours, refilling water if necessary.

  3. Let caramel cool on counter at room temperature before opening. The canning jars may appear to seal but the caramel will NOT be shelf stable–it should be stored in the refrigerator! Use as a topping for ice-cream, as a dip for apples, or in recipes.

You seriously won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious dulce de leche style caramel! Just one ingredient + a crockpot is all you need. Perfect for recipes, ice cream, or as an apple dip!