homemade dulce de leche in a small glass jar with teaspoon inside

Homemade Dulce De Leche

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: dessert, dulce de leche
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 300 g
Author: Andrea
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?
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  • 1 lt fresh whole a2 Milk™
  • 200 g muscovado or turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • 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.