Being on a budget, a great way to save money and still offer gifts to your loved ones is by making homemade gifts. My favorite type of homemade gifts are “food” ones, and in the past I’ve given cookies, truffles, and apple butter. This time around, I thought I would share this EASY and Inexpensive Dulce de Leche recipe. I gave these little containers as gifts to the “mommies” in my life on mother’s day.
- 1 Can of Sweeten Condensed Milk (I used the Eagle Brand kind)
- Cupcake liners
- Divine Twine (or any twine for that matter)
- Sticky Labels
- Glass containers (recycled)
Step 1 : Remove the label from the can of condensed milk.
Step 2 : Pierce two holes in the can with a can opener.(on each opposite ends)
Step 3 : Place the can in a small pot and fill it with enough water to come up to one inch from the top of the can. Not enough water will make the can explode (and we don’t want that)
Step 4 : Place the pot on your stove and turn it on to medium-high heat. Watch the water closely until its starts to simmer. Then reduce the to Medium Heat.
Step 5 : Let simmer for about 2 hours. If you want a thicker caramel, then opt to let it simmer 3 hours
Step 6 : Open the can carefully with a can opener and pour in a bowl. Mix. Reason for this, is that the bottom of the can will be much thicker and you want a smooth consistancy.
Step 6 : Pour into desired containers and Tighten Lids
Step 7 : Place Cupcake Liners on top of lid and tie with bakers twine
Step 8 : Handdraw a label, cut and place on the container and give it to your loved ones.
Hope you will enjoy making this inexpensive recipe. This thick caramel is great on desserts, ice cream or even toast. (I even eat it by the spoonful, but that’s between you and me! lol )
Images : Homemade Dulce de Leche, Cupcake Liners, Divine Twine