Omg, this is so good! I could hardly believe it’s made with just 1 ingredient!


Servings: Yields 1 to 1 1/2 cups of caramel
– 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
1. Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk, leaving the can unopened. Make sure there are no paper remnants clinging to the can; you don’t want anything floating around in your slow cooker.
2. Place the can on its side in the bottom of the slow cooker. You can fit a few cans in most slow cookers if you plan on making a larger batch.
3. Fill the slow cooker with water, ensuring that the cans are fully submerged by at least 2 inches of water to prevent the risk of can explosion due to pressure build-up.
4. Set your slow cooker to ‘Low’ and let it simmer gently for 8 hours. Pull out the can with tongs carefully – it will be incredibly hot.
5. Allow the can to cool completely at room temperature before opening it. This is when the magic happens: as it cools, the caramel will thicken to that perfect, spoonable consistency.
6. Once cooled, open the can to unveil a golden treasure: your homemade caramel, ready to luxuriate any dessert (or spoon) it encounters.
Variations & Tips:
– To make a lighter caramel, cook the can for a shorter time period, say 6 hours.
– Remember, never open the can while it’s still hot, as the contents can be quite dangerous and cause burns if they erupt out of the can.
– If you’d like to make a batch of caramel ahead of time, simply cook several cans at once and store them (unopened) in the pantry—they’ll keep just fine.

For those who want to spice things up, consider stirring in a pinch of sea salt after the caramel has cooled or add a half teaspoon of vanilla extract for a vanilla-caramel fusion.

– If you’re a fan of adventure and have a pressure cooker, you can make this caramel in about 40 minutes using the pressure cooking setting. Always refer to your pressure cooker manual for safety instructions!

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