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Making Dulce De Leche in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Dulce De Leche

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Instant Pot Dulce De Leche (Caramel) is SO easy! You will have gorgeous dulce de leche in 35 minutes, with basically no effort at all!



1 (14- ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Transfer sweetened condensed milk to a glass jar with a sealed lid. Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and place the jar on the trivet. Fill the Instant Pot with water until it is about an inch beneath the lid of the jar (above where the condensed milk is and below the lid). Close the Instant Pot, making sure the valve is closed, and choose Manual, High Heat, 35 minutes. It will take about 30 minutes to heat up since there is a considerable amount of water in the pot.
  2. When it’s done cooking, quick release the steam, and open the pot. Using tongs, remove the jar from the water, or allow it to cool before removing.
  3. Transfer the jar to a wire rack and cool completely before opening the lid. The dulce de leche will be bubbling inside the jar for a bit of time. Do not open the jar, as pressure has built. Wait until it cools!


Optional can method – Remove paper label from the can of sweetened condensed milk. Open the top and remove the lid. Cover the top tightly with foil. Place in Instant Pot on top of trivet and fill until water is 3/4 way up the can. Follow instructions as above from here. I prefer the method of using foil instead of the can lid, because you can remove the foil without fear of explosion due to pressure. This is actually why I prefer the glass jar method best, because I can see inside the jar, and can see when it stops bubbling.

Store airtight refrigerated for up to 2 weeks


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: 29.1 g
  • Sodium: 67.9 mg
  • Fat: 4.7 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 29.1 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.2 mg
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