Confiture de Lait (Dulce de leche) Recipe in an Instant Pot

Using an Instant Pot is a really easy way to make confiture de lait


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CONFITURE DE LAIT IN LYON, FRANCE

In Lyon, we had canelé served with confiture de lait, a sauce of caramelized milk. The translation would be something like milk jam. It is a method of preserving milk by cooking it with sugar. This is more commonly known in the United States by the Spanish name of dulce de leche, since it is popular in Mexico.


INGREDIENTS

A quick and easy way to make confiture de lait (dulce de leche) is to use sweetened condensed milk, since it is already thickened and sweetened.

The only other ingredient needed is baking soda. A very small amount of baking soda will help brown the sauce to a deeper golden brown color. Milk is naturally a little bit acidic (pH below neutral). Adding the baking soda, which is basic (pH above neutral) will change the milk from slightly acidic to a more balanced pH. The amount of baking soda is so small that you won’t taste it in the confiture de lait (dulce de leche).


MAKING CONFITURE DE LAIT (DULCE DE LECHE) RECIPE IN AN INSTANT POT

Using an Instant Pot makes this really fast and easy. Just pour the condensed milk into a smaller insert pan and set it over water in the Instant Pot main pan. This makes the Instant pot like a double boiler, keeping the milk from scorching. There is no stirring or checking on it required. It takes about an hour.

Alternative methods take much longer, and are more trouble. Methods like cooking it in a double boiler for three hours – or in a can in the oven for four hours – or in a slow cooker for twelve hours. This is also safer than leaving it in a can and creating pressure by heating up the can. And it doesn’t create a mess with the glue from the label on the can.

And this is by far the most energy efficient way to do this, since the Instant Pot uses less energy than a slow cooker and far less than an oven.

Confiture de Lait (Dulce de leche) recipe in an Instant Pot
Confiture de Lait in the smaller Instant pot insert.

The confiture de lait is stored in a jar, and will keep refrigerated for weeks.

Confiture de Lait (Dulce de leche) recipe in an Instant Pot
Confiture de Lait stored in a jar

Dulce de leche made in an Instant Pot

Confiture de Lait recipe (Dulce de Leche) in an Instant Pot

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Lisa LeCoump
A thick, sweet caramel sauce, similar to dulce de leche, made from milk and sugar.

Equipment

  • Instant pot or other pressure cooker
  • insert pot 7 inch
  • wire rack

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Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz.
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Put a cup of water into the main pot of the Instant Pot. Put the wire rack in. Set the smaller insert pot on the wire rack.
  • Pour the contents of the can of sweetened condensed milk into the smaller insert pot. Mix the baking soda with a tablespoon of water and stir to dissolve. Then stir it into the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Close the lid and lock. Set the Instant Pot on pressure cooking on high for 40 minutes and start.
  • When finished, allow the pressure to release naturally. Stir the confiture de lait with a whisk or use an immersion blender to break up any lumps.
  • Store in a jar in the refrigerator. Can be reheated to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 147mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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Nutrition Facts
Confiture de Lait recipe (Dulce de Leche) in an Instant Pot
Amount per Serving
Calories
127
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
13
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
78
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
147
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Sugar
 
22
g
24
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
106
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
112
mg
11
%
Iron
 
0.1
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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