Cheat’s salted caramel

Cheat's salted caramel

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes
  • 2 hours


  • 1 x 385 g Condensed milk
  • 50 g sea salt flakes

Cooking Instructions

Pierce two holes on opposite edges of the condensed-milk can. Place in a saucepan, add enough water to come halfway up the can and cover with foil.

Place over low heat for 1½ to 2 hours or until the condensed milk is caramel in colour and the consistency has thickened. Leave to cool.

Spoon into jars and serve with sea salt flakes (or get creative and chose one of these salts to pair with caramel).

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  • Alma Pretorius
    August 30, 2016

    Will it not be a lot easier to just heat a tin of Caramel Treat? And add the sea flakes?

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    Samantha Herman
    August 24, 2016

    Please can you clarify:
    Do you cover the can in foil, or the pot?
    Must the two holes in the can be out of the water? I am worried that if the holes are under the water level, that the caramel will ooze out.

    1. Melissa Scheepers
      August 29, 2016

      Hi Samantha, it is better to make the holes closer to the top of the can and fill the saucepan with water until it reaches halfway up the can. Oh, and cover the saucepan with foil. Let us know how yours came out?

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    Nadia Graves
    August 24, 2016

    Do you cover the can with foil or the pot?