Skip to Content

Instant Pot Homemade Caramel Dulce de Leche

Pin This Recipe!

Rich, creamy Instant Pot Homemade Caramel Dulce Add Leche is such a treat. Top ice cream, use in dessert recipes and more. One ingredient Instant Pot Caramel couldn’t get any easier! 

There is nothing better than homemade caramel. Instant Pot Homemade Caramel Dulce de Leche is simply the easiest thing to make in the Instant Pot. I did mine in a mason jar so it would cool faster but you can make it right in the can. I used mine on my Instant Pot Samoa Cheesecake.

Instant Pot Caramel Dulce de Leche



What is Dulche De Leche

Dulce de Leche is a sauce that is made from sweetened condensed milk. With a low and slow build of pressure and heat, the Instant Pot transforms the sweetened condensed milk into a rich, creamy and sweet caramel sauce, 

What Do You Need To Make Instant Pot Caramel Dulce De Leche


This recipe is so simple you will need 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and a mason jar with a lid.

How to Make Instant Pot Caramel  Dulce De Leche


Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the mason jar and seal the jar. Place the jar on your trivet and completely cover the jar with water. I filled my pot right to the 4L level.


Turn your instant pot on Manual High pressure for 30 minutes. Do a quick release and allow your jar to completely cool before removing from water about 1 hour.


Can You Use Evaporated Milk instead of Sweetened Condensed Milk

No. Evaporated milk will not transform into dulce de leche once cooked. It is more of milk where the condensed milk has added sugar and offers a thick texture to start. 


Way To Use Caramel Dulce De Leche 

  • Using in Desserts
  • Top ice cream 
  • In Crepes
  • Use for making dips
  • Making candies
  • Adding to drinks 
  • Drizzle over Pancakes 
  • Drizzle over Instant Pot Dump Cakes

You can use this sauce however you want! It is incredible and so silky smooth. 

Can You Make Multiple Jars of Dulce De Leche at Once In Instant Pot

If you have a larger Instant Pot, yes. You just need to ensure there is room around the jar and it isn’t stuffed inside. 


How Long Do You Cook Dulce De Leche For in the Pressure Cooker

I cook mine for 30 minutes. I wanted to say if you want a deeper and richer Caramel you can add 5-10 more minutes on the cooking time. It will help richen then flavors of caramel. 


When Can You Take the Lid Off Dulce De Leche

You need to allow your sauce to sit for an hour after you finish cooking. This caramel Leche will be very hot. If you open it up too soon you risk severely burning yourself. 


How Long Will Caramel Dulce De Leche Last

If stored properly you can keep your sauce in the fridge for up to two weeks. I just use my jar and keep it sealed tight. 



Can You Freeze Dulce De Leche

I have frozen this in the past and had no issues. Place in a container and lay a layer of plastic wrap over the top of sauce. Place lid on and freeze for up to six months. Thaw In Fridge the night before you plan to use. Stir and use however you want. 


Give this Instant Pot Dulce De Leche a try! Literally a few minutes Prep is all it takes! 

Instant Pot Homemade Caramel Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Caramel Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Homemade Caramel Dulce de Leche

Yield: 8oz
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Rich, creamy Instant Pot Homemade Caramel Dulce Add Leche is such a treat. Top ice cream, use in dessert recipes and more. One ingredient Instant Pot Caramel couldn’t get any easier! 


  • Sweetened condensed milk


  1. Pour into a mason jar.
  2. Put on a trivet completely cover with water.
  3. Manual pressure for 30 minutes allow to cool for 1 hour.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest


Pin This Recipe!

The BEST Instant Pot Churro Bites Recipe (With Video) - Bake Me Some Sugar

Friday 10th of April 2020

[…] tend to just eat them plain, cause they are so addictive that way. I also have done dulce de leche and dipped and that was a sinfully delicious […]

Apple Pie Cheesecake In A Jar - Bake Me Some Sugar

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

[…] can use a caramel sauce like you would drizzle onto ice cream, or reach for a thicker texture like dulce leche that you can make yourself. Or if you are not a fan of caramel, leave it off, these parfaits will […]

Cynthia Desimone

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

i dont underrstand where is the caramel?


Wednesday 17th of February 2021

@Cynthia Desimone, The sweetened condensed milk carmelizes during the process. I used to do this by gently boiling the can itself for three hours. Then quickly taking it from the pan, placing a thick dish towel over the top and an oven mitt on my hand & opening the can with a can opener. You could pour the caramel right into a prepared pie shell, top with toasted pecans. Let it cool and then serve with Cool Whip topping. You could do the same with this but let the jars seal naturally. Then when you open one up, just make a pie!!!

Instant Pot Samoa Cheesecake made with Ricotta - Adventures of a Nurse

Thursday 24th of May 2018

[…] the topping: To make homemade Caramel in your Instant […]

tami glatz

Monday 18th of December 2017

We used to make this when I was little, by boiling the can -- not even opening it first.

Skip to Recipe