Homemade Caramel Dipping Sauce from Sweetened Condensed Milk

Homemade Caramel Dipping Sauce from Sweetened Condensed Milk

Did you know you can make your own caramel dipping sauce from sweetened condensed milk? Neither did I. But it's true. You can make caramel from sweetened condensed milk by just cooking it. It's cheaper than buying ready-made caramel sauce and more convenient since you can store cans of sweetened condensed milk in the cupboard until you're ready to make it into delicious caramel. This has long been a European secret and apparently the U.S. is just finding out about this. (Or at least I am! Ha!)

Enjoy it with ice cream, cheese cake, coffee or make caramel coated apples.

Since the fall season is upon us, I thought this was a great little secret to share. So, if you're in the mood to make some homemade caramel, here's how to do it:

14oz can of sweetened condensed milk

Caramel Sauce
1. Place can of sweetened condensed milk in your Crock-Pot.
2. Fill your Crock-Pot up with water until the can is compeltely covered.
3. Cook on low for 6 hours or overnight.
4. Open the can and voilĂ ! It's now delicious caramel!

Caramel-coated Apples
Wash apples then puncture them through the top with sticks of your choice. Aren't the natural sticks in the photo above cute and fun for a fall or Halloween-themed party? (Just make sure the sticks are nice and sturdy and you may need to sharpen the ends to a point with a knife). While caramel sauce is still warm, dip the apples in and completely coat them. Roll in nuts if you desire. Then place the apples, sticks facing up, on a sheet of wax paper and refrigerate overnight or until set.

Yield: Makes enough to coat 5 apples