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Easy One Ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe

Easy One Ingredient Caramel Sauce Recipe

This is not a secret, but I like posting things that actually work. One can of Sweetened Condensed Milk can be turned into a creamy caramel sauce. Yep, one ingredient = caramel sauce.

Easy One Ingredient Caramel Sauce


  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (without pull tab can)


Step 1
Remove the label from the can and make sure the can is fully sealed. Do not open the can. Place the can in a pot and fill pot with water, covering the can by about 2 inches. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer on the lowest setting for 2 1/2 hours. Remove from heat and let cool before opening. Stir and serve.

There are a couple of different methods that I’ve read or heard about:

  1. Make a couple holes in the top of the can and bake on a low temperature for 2-3 hours (this one came from my Dad)
  2. Open the can and pour onto a pie plate, cover with tinfoil and bake for 2-3 hours (seems a little messy
  3. Put in a crockpot and set on low for 6-8 hours (a lot longer of a time to make, but is hands off)
  4. Use a pressure cooker (seems like not the best idea if you ask me to use a sealed can and put it in the pressure cooker)
  5. Use a double boiler (very time consuming)
  6. Old fashioned boiling (the method I used)

The flavor is not exactly the same flavor you would get from a commercial caramel sauce or one you would make from all fresh ingredients. But it is a delicious and creamy sauce none the less. I think, if anything, it is a little creamier. For those who have discerning tastes, you may be able to taste the sweetened condensed milk.

So, without further ado, here’s the recipe… Enjoy!

Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe by Dish Ditty Recipes
Easy Caramel Sauce

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