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Instant Pot Caramel Sauce

Only 2 ingredients and your Instant Pot gets you the most delicious caramel sauce!
Cook Time40 mins
Pressure, cooling, stirring45 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Sula


  • 12 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Remove the lid from the can of milk and then use tin foil to cover/wrap the can.
  • Place a trivet in the Instant Pot liner and place the can of milk on the trivet. Add water to the Instant Pot until the water level is about halfway up the can of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Seal the Instant Pot and set a manual cooking cycle for 40 minutes at high pressure. The Instant Pot will take about 15-20 minutes to come up to pressure before the cycle will begin.
  • Once the cycle is done, either manual release right away or up to 10 minutes after the cycle is done.
  • Carefully remove the can from the Instant Pot, remove the tin foil, and let the can of milk cool for 20 minutes,
  • Add the vanilla extract and begin stirring the sauce. It will be quite chunky to start, but the more you stir the smoother the sauce will become. You can stir entirely in the can or transfer to a bowl if preferred.



Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 127mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.