Slow Cooker Caramel

Crock pot Caramel

I made Slow Cooker Caramel.

Slow Cooker Caramel is only one ingredient and easy to make. Make crock pot caramel and use it on ice cream, as a cake filler and anywhere else you’d normally use caramel.

I saw that people were popping cans of sweetened condensed milk into water, heating it up and producing caramel. My Mother in Law even told me that she’d done it a few times. Then…on Pinterest….I saw it could be done in the crock pot and I knew I had to try. There’s a few safety factors you should consider before you get shards of glass and caramel all over your kitchen and this is the main one:

  1. SUBMERGE the can in the crockpot. Not just a little water but fill that pot wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy up.
  2. To ensure I didn’t get a lot of steam and overheat it I added a toothpick under the lid.
  3. I added foil to the bottom of my crock pot so the can wouldn’t rust it.

If you don’t have sweeetened condensed milk at home, it’s super simple to make and Farmer’s Wife Rambles has a super easy how to make your own Sweetened Condensed Milk post.

Now for the slow cooker caramel recipe and some pictures I took for ya!

Slow Cooker Caramel Recipe

Slow Cooker Caramel

Slow Cooker Caramel


  • can of sweetened condensed milk.


  1. Remove the label from the can.
  2. Place a piece of foil in the bottom of your crock pot and place the can on top.
  3. Pour water into the pot until the can is completely covered.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Carefully remove the can of milk and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  6. Open with a can opener and enjoy your caramel.

Crock pot Caramel

Place it in a the crock pot. So that the can didn’t rust on the bottom I added foil to the bottom of my pot.

I placed a toothpick in there so it wouldn’t steam and crack. Crock Pot Caramel

Wait for itttttttttttttttttttt……wait for ittttttttttttttttttttt!  This was the fun part.

Crock pot Caramel


One ingredient: Sweetened Condensed Milk can produce caramel? Why yes siree!

Slow Cooker Caramel

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  1. Kerry Roberts says:

    How long do you cook it in the crock pot?
    So eager to try! : )

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