Instant Pot Salty and Spicy Dulce De Leche


So currently the craze in the Instant Pot Community is Dulce De Leche…everyone seems to be making it! So I decided to try it…I have never tried the yummy treat before so I had no idea what it would taste like but once I made it…it was so yummy! I decided to put my spin on them…if these were going to taste almost like caramel, then why not add some other ingredients!

I love sea salt and cayenne in my chocolate and caramels…so I thought why not!


OMG! It tasted awesome!



Probably not a great picture…kind of ran out of time with boys coming in after playing in the fresh snow, but it was thick and creamy! I ended up eating a whole jar with some apples for my snack while the boys were napping…shhh….don’t tell them! At least I left some for them to have as their after school snack.

Who would have thought sweetened condensed milk would turn into such a yummy treat in such a short amount of time?

I used the La Lechera sweetened condensed milk to make these yummy treats but you can pretty much use any brand…some may come out darker then others even when made at the same cooking times.

BTW…takes even better the next day after its been refrigerated!

So hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!

Instant Pot Salty and Spicy Dulce De Leche

A twist on this yummy sweet treat!

  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz mason jars
  1. Open the cans and pour the contents in the mason jars leaving a 1/2 inch of room below the band

  2. Add the sea salt and cayenne pepper and stir in only turning once or twice

  3. seal the jars but only until you feel resistance (DO NOT SEAL TIGHTLY)

  4. Put on a trivet and add water until it reaches almost to the top...for me with 3 jars the water line was to the 8 cup mark in the liner

  5. Close the lid, seal the valve and press manual for 50 minutes then do a natural pressure release.

    Once the pin drops, take them out, and place on a cooling rack...once the lids are a bit cooled, and the contents stop bubbling (yes that is normal) the lid and stir the contents to get a smooth consistency...or you can wait until it is completely cool to stir but it may be harder and it will be lumpy.

Recipe Notes

It is up to you on how dark or thick you would like it...if you like a lighter color with thinner consistency then lessen the time by 5 minute increments.