Salted caramel flavored Instant Pot Dulce De Leche

Instant Pot Dulce De Leche Caramel

Dulce de Leche is a rich and velvety smooth, one-ingredient caramel sauce that is great for dipping and topping.  In this hands-off Instant Pot recipe, you get the same rich caramel taste with just two minutes of prep, in half the time of a stove-top recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, condensed milk, dessert sauce, dulce de leche
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 45 kcal
Author Spice Cravings



  1. Pour sweetened condensed milk in a canning jar.  Cover with aluminum foil.  Add a trivet in the Instant Pot inner pot. Place the jar on top. Fill with water just until it reaches 1/2 inch below the top of the jar. Close the Instant Pot lid.

    Covered jar of condensed milk
  2. Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook (high) for 40 minutes, followed by a quick release of the pressure. (Add 5 minutes if you want a darker brown color, or reduce 5 minutes for a light golden brown color) 

  3. Using a kitchen towel or pot holder, carefully remove jars as they are hot.  Remove the foil.  The condensed milk will probably look curdled at this point.  This is normal.

    A jar is instant pot dulce de leche, just out of the pot
  4. Using a spoon or spatula, stir it for 30 seconds, till it becomes smooth.  Store in the refrigerator.

    Easy Instant Pot Dulce De Leche, stirring in a jar

Optional Add-on:

  1. Sprinkle in a pinch of sea salt and stir well.  I like how salt enhances the caramel flavor of this sauce.

Recipe Notes

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Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Dulce De Leche Caramel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.