Chocotorta is an Argentinian dessert that resembles an ice box cake, made out of chocolate cookies dipped in milk, layered between a Dulce de Leche and Cream Cheese silky cream.
Oven method- pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Open the condensed milk can and pour the milk in an oven proof pan and cover with foil. Place this pan in a larger pan, and fill the larger pan with water to form a water bath. Bake for 2 to 3 hours. Baking time will vary depending on how much condensed milk you are baking at a time. As you bake, stir every 45 minutes or so, making sure the water from the bottom pan isn’t evaporating. If it evaporates, replace with more water so the dulce de leche doesn’t scorch on the sides of the pan. Remove from the oven when the dulce de leche is thick, the color is a deep caramel shade. The dulce de leche will get even thicker as it cools down once you let it rest in the fridge for a few hours before using it in any recipes.
Pressure Cooker method- Remove the label from the can, place sealed can in a pressure cooker full of water, covering the can by at least 2 inches. Cook on medium-high under pressure for 30 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally and let the can and water both cool down all the way before removing and opening the can. Store in the fridge for a few hours before using it in any recipes.
Stove top method- Place the sealed can of condensed milk in a large pot filled with water. Boil sealed can for 2 1/2 hours. Make sure the can is covered with water the whole time, pouring more water in the pot as it evaporates. Let the can and water cool down all the way before removing and opening the can.
*This is the recipe I used for the Chocolate Cookies. You can use store-bought cookies. I went through 35 cookies that measured 3x4” each. The weight of the cookies was about 800 grams.
**If you want to have more dulce de leche to pipe on top of the Chocotorta like I did, make two cans of condensed milk into dulce de leche instead of just one. The baking methods will be the same, but the baking time for the oven method might be slightly longer.