Who doesn’t love a sweet treat from time to time?
Even if you are on a diet or health kick, you still deserve to eat things that taste good. The only problem with making desserts and treats is that you have to take the time to find all the ingredients, get out all the cookware, and then clean it all up afterward. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make something tasty without all the hassle?
Thanks to sites like Pinterest, you can find all kinds of neat recipes. A lot of them feature healthy ingredients, affordable ingredients, and even gluten-free ingredients. What if there was something that just has one ingredient? Sounds too good to be true right?
Ready to try something neat?
You can actually make yourself and your friends a simple yet delicious little snack using only a pot of boiling water and a can of condensed milk. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, but the little bit of work you do put into it will pay off.
Condensed milk is simply regular cow’s milk that has had the water removed from it.
Sweetened condensed milk also has sugar added to it. It is very thick and flavorful. It is used as an ingredient in many dishes and desserts. Some people like to add it to coffee and tea or even drink it straight from the can. It has a lot of different uses and a very long shelf life. Oh, yeah, it’s also tasty.
To make this delicious treat all you have to do is place the can in the boiling pot of water and set a timer for 30 minutes – when it rings, you should return to add more water to the pot. It is important to add water that is already boiling in the pot because you don’t want to add water that is cold. If you do, the water will stop boiling. You’ll want to repeat this process 4-5 more times such that the can is submerged in boiling water for 2.5 – 3 hours total.
The boiling water creates pressure inside the can and makes something amazing happen.
The sweetened condensed milk in the can begins to caramelize.
It turns into a sweet concoction known as dulce de leche, a tasty caramel-flavored treat. Once the can cools, it can be opened and eaten as desired. You may find that you aren’t able to resist eating it out of the can with a spoon. It is also great to put on top of pies, cake, cookies, or, of course, ice cream.
Dulce de leche is a dessert that people enjoy all over the world. Most people aren’t aware of this genius little hack and actually spend hours trying to make it. Making it the traditional way requires a lot of stirring. In fact, if you quit stirring at any point in time, the milk could seize up and burn quickly. Who has time for that?
Sometimes you just want something sweet and you don’t want to spend a lot of money or a lot of time getting it.
This recipe works for a lot of different situations, whether you just want something to eat on the couch while you are watching television or you need to impress some guests who popped in unexpectedly.
It really doesn’t get any easier or any tastier. The next time you find yourself with a sweet tooth, think about this video. Not only will your cravings be satisfied, you will also have a lot of fun making this. If you need complete directions, check out the video on YouTube. Make your own delicious can of dulce de leche. Try it on something you already love, or put it on something different to create an entirely new dessert.
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