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Instant Pot Dulce De Leche (Homemade Caramel) Recipe

Making homemade caramel is a lot easier than you know. This Instant Pot Dulce De Leche (or Caramel) comes together in your Instant Pot in just a matter of minutes. You will never go back to store bought caramel!
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best dessert, caramel, Easy Dessert Recipe, Instant Pot
Calories: 1286kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Trivet


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • To start, make sure to take of the paper label and lid from the can of condensed milk. Cover the top of the can with foil. Please remember to remove the metal lid first!
  • Place your trivet inside of the Instant Pot and place the foil-wrapped can of condensed milk on top of the trivet. Carefully pour in enough water on the side of the can so that the can is submerged in the water halfway up. You can add another can and cook two at the same time. Your cooking time will be the same whether you have 1 or 2 cans.
  • Put your lid on and push the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” button and cook for 40 minutes. When it is done turn your knob to "Venting" and when the pressure is out, carefully remove the can from the pot. Let it rest on a hot pad on your counter. Carefully remove the foil and let cool for 20 minutes.
  • Once you have let it cool for the 20 minutes, add in the vanilla extract right into the can and stir for 2 minutes. Keep stirring! It will be lumpy and first then turn smoothe. The can might still be hot so you can easily use a hot pot to hold onto the can so you can stir easier.



Calories: 1286kcal | Carbohydrates: 216g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 1478mg | Sugar: 216g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 1128mg | Iron: 1mg