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Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Dulce de Leche - Learn how to make milk based caramel sauce at home using electric pressure cooker like Instant Pot. This easy one ingredient recipe makes velvety creamy caramel cream dipping sauce or dessert.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword dulce de leche, dulce de leche vs caramel, instant pot caramel, Instantpot Dulce de Leche
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 Tablespoons
Calories 121kcal



Optional Ingredients - highly recommended


  • Open the can of sweetened condensed milk using a can opener. Throw away the lid.
  • Using the aluminum foil, completely double wrap the opened can of condensed milk. You want to ensure that no water or steam goes in the can.
  • Put the trivet in the main insert of the InstantPot pressure cooker.
  • Pour 4-6 cups of water into the main insert of the InstantPot. Since we are cooking for longer duration, you will want to have enough water to build the steam and continue cooking.
  • Put the wrapped can in the main insert of the InstantPot on the trivet/rack.
  • Close the lid and put the valve to SEALING. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button and then press the + or – buttons to select 35 minutes on High Pressure.
  • When the InstantPot beeps after it’s done cooking, turn it off so it doesn’t switch to the warm setting.
  • Let the pressure release naturally. When the silver pin drops, carefully open the lid. Let the leftover build up steam release and when it’s safe to handle , carefully remove the can from the trivet. There will be some moisture ( water) over the aluminum foil wrap. Using a paper towel, blot it up.
  • Remove the foil. Using a fork or the whisk, gently stir the mixture. It will go from lumpy to creamy after some good stirring.
  • Once it cools down add vanilla extract ( if using) . Transfer it to the container or the mason jar . Sprinkle some sea salt crystals on top and devour!!


Change the silicon ring of the instant pot so that the savory and sweet flavors don't transfer while pressure cooking.
Make sure to remove the lid of the can completely before pressure cooking.


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 58mg | Sugar: 21g