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A Simple Sweet Delight

Are you craving something sweet, smooth, and versatile enough to be a topping or a dip? Look no further! Our instant pot caramel recipe is not only deliciously indulgent but also ridiculously easy to prepare. Just one ingredient and your faithful Instant Pot, and you’re good to go!

The Magic Ingredient

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

Yes, you read that right. Our foolproof caramel recipe only needs one humble ingredient – a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Equipment Needed

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Now, let’s dive into the details of the process.

Steps to Sweetness: How to Make Instant Pot Caramel

  1. Preparation: Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk.
  2. Placement: Place the can on the trivet inside the Instant Pot.
  3. Water Addition: Fill the Instant Pot with water until the can is fully submerged.
  4. Cooking: Put the Instant Pot on high pressure for 25 minutes, ensuring to turn off the warming function.
  5. Depressurizing: Allow the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally after cooking.
  6. Removal and Cooling: Use tongs to remove the can from the Instant Pot. Let it cool naturally until it’s cool to touch.
  7. Revealing the Caramel: Open the can, and voila, you’ve got yourself some luscious caramel!

Instant Pot Caramel vs Dulce De Leche: The Delicious Debate

While our Instant Pot caramel recipe uses sweetened condensed milk, the result is something similar to a Latin American favorite – Dulce de Leche. But is it the same? Not quite.

Dulce de Leche and caramel may look alike and are often used interchangeably in recipes, but there is a subtle difference. Caramel is typically made from sugar, water, and cream or milk. The sugar is heated until it caramelizes to a golden brown, and then the dairy is added.

On the other hand, Dulce de Leche is made from sweetened condensed milk, just like our recipe. It’s slowly heated until the sugar in the milk caramelizes, producing a thick, creamy substance with a slightly toasted flavor.

So while our Instant Pot caramel may be more akin to Dulce de Leche, it doesn’t make it any less delicious or versatile!

Dippin’ Delights: Pairing Options for Instant Pot Caramel

Our Instant Pot Caramel can serve as a delightful dip, a sumptuous spread, or a tantalizing topping. Here are some classic and creative ideas for what to pair with your homemade caramel:

  • Apples: This is a no-brainer. The crispiness of apples and the creaminess of caramel are a match made in heaven.
  • Bananas: Dip banana slices for a quick sweet treat.
  • Cookies: Jazz up your cookies with a caramel dip.
  • Ice Cream: Drizzle some caramel on top of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert.
  • Toast: Spread it on toast for a decadent start to your day.
  • Popcorn: Add some caramel to your popcorn for a sweet and salty treat!

Instant Pot Caramel: An Appetizing Idea

If you’re hosting a party and want a unique appetizer that’s sure to be a hit, look no further! Set up a “Caramel Dip Bar.” Place a big bowl of your homemade Instant Pot Caramel in the center, surrounded by a variety of dippables like apple slices, bananas, cookies, pretzels, and marshmallows. Your guests will have fun creating their tasty combinations!

Conclusion

Creating homemade caramel doesn’t have to be an intimidating task reserved for seasoned candy makers. With this Instant Pot Caramel Recipe, you can easily make smooth and rich caramel in your kitchen with minimal effort. Whether you spread it on your toast or serve it as a dip at your next party, this caramel recipe will surely be a crowd-pleaser. Happy Cooking!

Instant Pot Caramel Recipe inside of a white bowl being spooned out with a wooden spoon

Instant Pot Caramel

The simplest way to create a delicious caramel dip that pairs perfectly with everything. This instant pot caramel recipe is a go to that makes hosting a party or making a date night snack a breeze.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 10
Calories 127 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Can Sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
 

  • Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Place the can on the trivet inside the Instant Pot.
  • Fill the Instant Pot with water until the can is fully submerged.
  • Put the Instant Pot on high pressure for 25 minutes, ensuring to turn off the warming function.
  • Allow the Instant Pot to depressurize naturally once the cooking is done.
  • Use tongs to remove the can from the Instant Pot. Let it cool naturally until it's cool to touch.
  • Open the can, and voila, you've got yourself some luscious caramel!

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Notes

Dippin’ Delights: Pairing Options for Instant Pot Caramel

Our Instant Pot Caramel can serve as a delightful dip, a sumptuous spread, or a tantalizing topping. Here are some classic and creative ideas for what to pair with your homemade caramel:
  • Apples: This is a no-brainer. The crispiness of apples and the creaminess of caramel are a match made in heaven.
  • Bananas: Dip banana slices for a quick sweet treat.
  • Cookies: Jazz up your cookies with a caramel dip.
  • Ice Cream: Drizzle some caramel on top of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert.
  • Toast: Spread it on toast for a decadent start to your day.
  • Popcorn: Add some caramel to your popcorn for a sweet and salty treat!

Nutrition

Serving: 39gCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 147mgSugar: 22gVitamin A: 106IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 0.1mg
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