How to Make Dulce De Leche in an Alto-Shaam Cook & Hold

by Alto- Shaam

Make this amazing dulche de leche overnight without constant monitoring and stirring.


  • ½ Gallons Whole Milk
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Bean
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Measure the sugar into a large sauce pot.

    Step 2

    Add the whole milk.

    Step 3

    Measure the baking soda into a small mixing bowl.

    Step 4

    Add the water and stir to dissolve.

    Step 5

    Bring the milk and sugar to a simmer.

    Step 6

    Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda mixture.

    Step 7

    The milk will immediately foam up. Let the foaming settle for a minute and then return the pot to medium heat.

    Step 8

    Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and stir them into the milk.

    Step 9

    Once the milk comes back to a simmer transfer it into a hotel pan. You could also add a cinnamon stick or star anise at this point if you would like.

    Step 10

    Place the hotel pan in the Cook & Hold pre-heated to 325F. Cook for 5 hours at 325F and hold at 200F overnight 8-12 hours.

    Step 11

    A thin skin will develop on top during the cooking process. Peel back the corner and strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer.

    Step 12

    Fill mason jars with the dulce de leche and keep refrigerated.