Friday, September 30, 2011

Yummy Homemade Caramel!

Homemade Caramel
 is one of our all time favorite 
"sweet treats"...
My husbands family has made it for years 
we continue the tradition today.

It's easy to make, absolutely delicious 
& it makes a wonderful gift!

~ Here's How to Make It ~

Get a can of sweet condensed milk. 
Take the label off, put into a pot and cover with water. 
You can do 1 can or up to 6 cans at a time.
Boil for about 2-5 hours depending on what consistency you are looking for. Yes, I know, it's a long time... 
but it's so worth it! 
  • For a pourable "Sauce-like" consistency = boil for 2 hours 
  • For a Caramel "Dipping" consistency = boil for 3 hours 
  • For a thicker "Pudding" like consistency = boil for 4-5 hours 

~ The Trick Is ~

Be sure to keep the cans covered with water the whole time! Otherwise, the cans can explode & you'll have a mess!

  • Just set a kitchen timer for every 15-20 minutes to check the water level to insure that the can(s) covered and it's at a consistent boil...
  • Once you're done boiling, just set the can on a rack to cool down. Do not open while hot!
  • If unopened, you can store the cans on the shelf for a few weeks. If opened, store in the fridge in an airtight container. 
  • The best part is, this can be made ahead of time, so you can have it on hand through the fall/holiday seasons!  


Go to This Crazy Life to get these wonderful FREE downloadable labels to wrap your cans & create gifts! 



or for any special occasion!

So yummy & so fun...

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