Forget the store-bought canned stuff, making REAL homemade dulce de leche from scratch is super easy – All you need is just 2 basic ingredients and one pot! Did I mention it tastes absolutely incredible?
Place the milk and sugar into a large saucepan, and heat over medium-low heat just below a simmer.
Stir the ingredients until the sugar is fully dissolved, then add the baking soda and stir (it will bubble briefly then it will stabilize).
Keep the mixture just below a simmer over low heat, stirring every 10 minutes for about 2 hours.
Once the mixture begins to turn brown, start stirring it continuously and lower the heat to a minimum.
The homemade dulce de leche is done when it reaches a deep caramel colour and a thick but gooey texture.
If not perfectly smooth, strain through a fine mesh strainer or give it a quick mix with an immersion blender.
Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one month.