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How to make Pressure Cooker Caramel Dulce de Leche
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Pressure Cooker Caramel Dulce de Leche

If you love homemade caramel, then you will swoon over this Pressure Cooker Caramel Dulce de Leche recipe. Simple to make & only takes 1 ingredient.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword caramel, dulce de leche, instant pot, pressure cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Gina Kleinworth

Ingredients

  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2-3 small canning jars

Instructions

  • Transfer sweetened condensed milk into sterile canning jars & add lids
  • Place in the pressure cooker on the trivet
  • Fill the pot with water until it is about 1/2" below the top of the jar- or just under the lid ring
  • Put on the lid & set the valve to "sealing"
  • Press the MANUAL button & set for 35 minutes for darker caramel- as little as 25 minutes for lighter caramel
  • Once done, use the quick release
  • Once the pressure has released, use tongs to remove the caramel
  • Allow to cool to room temperature before moving to the refrigerator or freezer.

Notes

*This recipe was created using the 6-quart instant pot. If you are using a different size pot or a different pressure cooker brand entirely, cooking times may be off by a couple of minutes.
**Live at High Altitude - Because water boils at a lower temperature at high altitudes, and pressure cooking requires water to boil in order to work, some foods may need a little more cooking time. When pressure cooking at high altitudes you want to make sure to add 5 percent to your cook time for every 1,000 feet above 2,000 feet elevation. For example, when we lived at 4,000+ feet I would add 10 percent to my cook time. For a recipe that called for 20-minutes of cooking time, I would then cook for 22 minutes. When pressure cooking, 1-2 minutes can make all the difference in a recipe, unlike when cooking by traditional methods.