Dulce de leche is a combination of milk and sugar that is slowly heated until the sugars caramelize. The result is a thick, sweet spread that is used in many dessert recipes.
"Dulce de leche" is a Spanish phrase that translates to "milk candy" in English. The spread has a flavor similar to caramel, but it is more intense and rich.
It is easy to make dulce de leche at home with only a can of sweetened condensed milk. To make the treat, cooks remove the label from the can and place the can into a pot of boiling water. After about two hours, the can is done boiling and can be opened and eaten once it is cool.