Dulce de leche loosely translates to milk jam or milk candy in Latin America.
The dish is made by slowly heating sweetened milk until the sugars caramelize.
However, unlike regular caramel, Dulce de leche does not include sugar reduction or the addition of butter.
You can make your Dulce de leche at home or buy a can of condensed product from the canned dairy products section in any popular store.
Either way, Dulce de leche is better when it is taken warmly to hot.
However, unlike regular milk, the process of heating is delicate and intricate.
Microwaving is a convenient way to warm or heat your Dulce de leche without affecting its taste, consistency, or integrity.
Here is a step-by-step breakdown of how to microwave your Dulce de leche.
Step 1: Preperation
Pour your Dulce de leche from the can or another container into a glass bowl and cover with a plastic wrapper.
A glass bowl will give you the right heating consistency and distribution while warming.
Step 2: Microwaving
Set your microwave to medium power and place your cover bowl for three minutes.
Remove and stir with a whisk to a smooth and regular consistency.
Step 3: Remove Then Re-Microwave
Place your bowl back in the microwave and repeat the procedure in intervals of two minutes.
Remember to leave some space on the plastic cover for bubbling as your Dulce de leche continues to heat.
Step 4: Monitor The Thickness
Monitor the thickness and colour of your dish as it continues to heat along the two-minute intervals.
You want consistency and colour that is most appealing and fits your preference.
Step 5: Check The Colour
You will repeat the procedure about five times and then halt to monitor your heating caramel.
At this point, the colour and consistency will most probably fit your choice.
You are doing this to ensure that your portion is heating without burning.
Step 6: Does It Look Perfect?
If you are not satisfied with the thickness and consistency, it is allowed to continue for another two or three minutes and stir well.
By now, your Dulce de leche will be very hot and have the perfect caramel colour.
You should note that the thickness and colour of your portion intensify with each heating interval.
Step 7: Allow To Cool
You have now successfully heated your Dulce de leche, and the contents are still very hot.
Allow the covered dish to cool slowly on an open counter.
Step 8: Enjoy
You can now proceed to use your dish as food or topping.
I would recommend a spoonful portion for topping or mouthful eating each without judgment.
A good serving of Dulce de leche, especially when hot, is perfect for an idle weekend or evening rest at home.
However, getting the right consistency requires some skill while warming.
Enjoy Your Microwaved Dulche De Leche
If you have your full can from the store or cold remained serving, you can easily microwave it by following these steps.
Always remember to monitor and whisk your serving well to get the right product and consistency in the end.
Ultimately, you are also free to add your ingredients of choice to add taste and flavour at the end.