Effortless Elegance: Slow Cooker Sweetened Condensed Milk Caramel 🍯🥄

Indulge in the velvety richness of homemade caramel with the simplicity of your slow cooker. This Slow Cooker Sweetened Condensed Milk Caramel recipe transforms ordinary sweetened condensed milk into a golden elixir of sweetness. Elevate your desserts, coffee, or simply enjoy it by the spoonful. Discover the magic of slow-cooked caramel with this easy and elegant recipe.


  • 2 cans (28 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Preparation: Remove the labels from the cans of sweetened condensed milk. Ensure they are unopened.
  2. Place in Slow Cooker: Place the unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk in the slow cooker. Arrange them in a way that they are fully submerged in water.
  3. Add Water: Pour enough water into the slow cooker to cover the cans by at least 1 inch.
  4. Set Cooker on Low: Set the slow cooker to low heat and cover with the lid. Let it cook for 8-10 hours. This slow, gentle cooking process caramelizes the sweetened condensed milk, giving it a rich and luxurious texture.
  5. Check Water Level: Ensure that the cans remain fully submerged in water throughout the cooking process. Add more water if needed to prevent the cans from being exposed.
  6. Cooking Time: The longer you cook, the darker and thicker the caramel will become. For a lighter caramel, aim for 8 hours; for a deeper flavor, go for the full 10 hours.
  7. Cooling: Once the cooking time is complete, carefully remove the cans from the slow cooker using tongs. Allow them to cool completely at room temperature. Be patient; the contents will be extremely hot.
  8. Open and Stir (Optional): If you desire a creamier consistency, you can open the cans and stir in a pinch of salt and vanilla extract at this stage.
  9. Store: Transfer the caramel to a jar or airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Unleash the magic of slow-cooked sweetness with this Slow Cooker Sweetened Condensed Milk Caramel. Elevate your desserts, beverages, or even enjoy it straight from the jar. With minimal effort, you’ll have a jar of liquid gold ready to add a touch of elegance to your culinary creations. Embrace the simplicity and sophistication of this homemade caramel. 🍯🥄✨