Weight Watchers Friendly Slow Cooker Sweetened Condensed Milk Caramel

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 5 minutes
Servings: Makes about 1 cup of caramel
Weight Watchers Points: 3 points


  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (regular or fat-free)


  1. Prepare Slow Cooker:
  • Remove the label from the can of sweetened condensed milk. Ensure there are no paper scraps left on the can. Place the unopened can on its side in the slow cooker.
  1. Cooking Process:
  • Fill the slow cooker with enough water to cover the can by at least 2 inches. This prevents the can from exploding during cooking due to pressure buildup.
  • Set the slow cooker on low heat and cook the can for 8 hours. This gradual cooking process transforms the sweetened condensed milk into a rich caramel.
  1. Cooling and Serving:
  • After 8 hours, carefully remove the can from the slow cooker using tongs (the can will be hot). Allow the can to cool completely at room temperature without opening it. This cooling period allows the caramel inside to thicken to a spoonable consistency.
  1. Final Touches:
  • Once cooled, open the can to reveal your homemade caramel. Use it as a topping for desserts, a dip for fruits, or even as a sweetener for coffee. For added flavor, consider stirring in a pinch of sea salt or a dash of vanilla extract.


  • Variations: For a lighter caramel, cook the can in the slow cooker for 6 hours instead of 8.
  • Safety Precautions: Do not open the can while it’s hot to avoid burns and ensure safe handling.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 60
  • Total Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.3g
  • Sugar: 11.3g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sodium: 25mg

Weight Watchers Points:

  • Points: 3 points


Enjoy this indulgent Slow Cooker Sweetened Condensed Milk Caramel guilt-free with Weight Watchers. Whether drizzled over desserts or enjoyed straight from the spoon, this homemade treat adds a touch of sweetness to your day without compromising your wellness goals. It’s a versatile addition to your kitchen repertoire, perfect for enhancing various dishes or simply satisfying a sweet craving.