How to make slow cooker caramel

This slow cooker caramel is hands down the best caramel around. Not only does it taste so amazing it can be eaten straight from the tin with a spoon, but it also has so many uses.

From simply spooning on top of vanilla ice cream to using as the filling for a caramel slice, there is really no right or wrong way to use this amazing caramel.

This slow cooker caramel is hands down the best caramel around.  Not only does it taste so amazing it can be eaten straight from the tin with a spoon, but it also has so many uses.

This caramel is also exceptionally easy to make. All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and a slow cooker. Sure, you could easily buy a can of Nestle Top N Fill, but the homemade slow cooker version is much cheaper and tastes way better!

With a can of Top N Fill retailing for $5 vs a can of sweetened condensed milk at only $1.60, even factoring in a few hours of slow cooker usage this homemade caramel comes out in front. Even more so if you caramelise a few cans of condensed milk at the one time.

Ways to use slow cooker caramel

If you need a few ideas on how to use your slow cooker caramel, check out the caramel recipes below:

How to make slow cooker caramel

All you need to make this slow cooker caramel is a can of sweetened condensed milk. Either a can with or without a ring pull is fine. If you use a can with a ring pull, just turn the can upside down in the slow cooker so the ring pull is facing downwards. Also, be sure to peel of the label before placing the can in the slow cooker.

Place the can in the slow cooker and fill with water. Be sure that the can is well and truely covered with water, with the water level sitting at least a few cm’s above the top of the can.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours. Leave the water and can in the slow cooker to cool completely overnight.

Once the water has cooled completely, remove the can from the slow cooker and open. Either use the caramel straight away, or transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use.

Slow cooker caramel recipe

Slow Cooker Caramel

Slow Cooker Caramel

Ingredients

  • Can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Peel the label from the can of condensed milk. Place in the slow cooker, being sure to place the can ring pull side down if your can has a ring pull.
  2. Fill the slow cooker with enough water that the water level sits at least a few cm's above the top of the can.
  3. Cover with the lid and turn the slow cooker on high for 5 hours.
  4. Once cooking has finished, leave the can and water in the slow cooker to cool overnight. Once the water has cooled, remove from the slow cooker.
  5. Open the can and either use immediately, or transfer the caramel to an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use.
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