While you read through the ingredients you must be saying to yourself “Hey this is regular ol’ caramel sauce!” Well you will be right, it is. I placed this very easy caramel sauce recipe on here because that whole boil a can of condensed milk doesn’t make any sense to me that is more of a toffee. I might be wrong some may like it that way. But I KNOW FOR A FACT many of you will enjoy this one much more. Try it, it won’t hurt.

Stacy’s Dulce de Leche


  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tbs. corn syrup
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 oz of butter
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract


    Place sugar, water, and corn syrup in heavy sauce pan stir to combine and with a pastry brush, brush down the sides of the pan to make sure no sugar crystals fall into boiling sugar syrup. Boil to caramel stage ( use a candy thermometor if you not comfortable eye balling this) remove from heat and carefully add heavy cream and butter. stir until smooth put back on low heat and cook stirring constantly for 5-10 minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat add vanilla extract and pour into heat safe bowl. Take a piece of plastic wrap and place right on top of caramel sauce as to avoid a skin from forming place in fridge Until completely cool or over night is best.


Biabeke Says... 14 Oct 2009 , 11:42pm

Thank you very much. I also share your views about easy recipes. I like making things from the scratch just as my folks do it in Nigeria.

Ashley1212 Says... 1 Feb 2010 , 6:35pm

Thanks for posting this recipe....I didn't understand the whole boiling a can thing - I'm new to baking!!! I can't wait to try this

mmo88 Says... 8 Oct 2010 , 10:27am

Sorry, don't get offended, but go through all that trouble when all you have to do is boil a can of condensed milk and wait for it to cool down? Besides, that is too much sugar and fat.

STRAWBERRY1390 Says... 4 Nov 2010 , 4:56pm

@mmo88> i completely understand, save time here, save time there. But I will say this. Take a look at the back of a can of "sweetened" condensed milk...yeah, the can has way to much sugar!

k-loveevents Says... 14 Mar 2011 , 3:12pm

what flavors of cake would you suggest this with?

ValVanni Says... 20 Oct 2011 , 4:54pm

There's a difference between caramel and dulce de leche... this recipe is more like a caramel.

Abbas_child Says... 25 Oct 2011 , 4:31am

I got an account especially to leave a comment here. Just have to agree that while canned milk is s-u-p-e-r convenient, I prefer scratch, too. Yep- just reading those ingredients gives me pause, esp. if I'm going to all the trouble to bake a cake from scratch and frosting, too.

Thanks very much for this recipe- I cannot wait to try it!!

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