Salted Caramel Ice Cream

This Salted Caramel Ice Cream is a deliciously creamy combination! There is nothing like a spoonful of rich, sweet, and refreshing ice cream on a hot day. You’ll be making homemade ice cream all summer.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream is what salty sweet goodness dreams are made of! In just 35 minutes you can make your own homemade ice cream at home! #saltedcaramelicecream #homemadeicecream www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Salted Caramel Ice Cream is what salty sweet goodness dreams are made of! In just 35 minutes you can make your own homemade ice cream at home!

My favorite flavor combination is certainly sweet and salty. I crave it night and day. I’m obsessed.

It should come as no surprise that when I got my fancy new ice cream machine, the second flavor I wanted to try after perfecting Butter Ice Cream, was Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream is what salty sweet goodness dreams are made of! In just 35 minutes you can make your own homemade ice cream at home! #saltedcaramelicecream #homemadeicecream www.savoryexperiments.com

After my first bite, I quickly named myself the SALTED CARAMEL ICE CREAM queen! On first try, I concocted a phenomenal creamy heaven with the perfect amount of salt and caramel.

It wasn’t just me either, my neighbors came over to confirm that this was quite possibly the BEST Salted Caramel Ice Cream they had ever tasted. Hubby even liked it and he doesn’t like sweet treats!

I will say that the consistency isn’t super tight or hard, so it melts a little faster than mass produced ice cream, but that is the price you pay for no added preservatives, right? Or it could have been that it was 100 degrees that day…who knows?

If this is your first time and you’re wondering how to make ice cream, the answer is that there are two main ways: no churn with no ice cream maker needed or using an ice cream maker.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream is what salty sweet goodness dreams are made of! In just 35 minutes you can make your own homemade ice cream at home! #saltedcaramelicecream #homemadeicecream www.savoryexperiments.com

No churn ice cream typically uses condensed milk instead of a base of cream or eggs, like a custard. The texture is a little different, but it is super easy and doesn’t take and forethought.

For ice cream maker recipes, you need to freeze the inner barrel for at least 24 hours, so you need to be prepared. Personally, I prefer churned ice cream, so I go the extra mile and plan in advance.

In this recipe you make your salted caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream base ahead of time on the stove top before it goes into the ice cream maker, so it takes even more planning.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream is what salty sweet goodness dreams are made of! In just 35 minutes you can make your own homemade ice cream at home! #saltedcaramelicecream #homemadeicecream www.savoryexperiments.com
Homemade Caramel Sauce

Once your ice cream mixture has cooled, you combine your cream mixture with your sauce and put it into the ice cream maker to churn. Follow your ice cream makers directions for how long it needs to churn before it’s done.

Freeze overnight if you want a harder consistency.

I tried to make the remaining Salted Caramel Ice Cream into a lady finger crusted ice cream cake, but I couldn’t get it to set up right. So words of wisdom here are: just eat it plain, savor the flavor and allow yourself to smile while it melts in your mouth. Enjoy!

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream is what salty sweet goodness dreams are made of! In just 35 minutes you can make your own homemade ice cream at home! #saltedcaramelicecream #homemadeicecream www.savoryexperiments.com
Salted Caramel Ice Cream is what salty sweet goodness dreams are made of! In just 35 minutes you can make your own homemade ice cream at home! #saltedcaramelicecream #homemadeicecream www.savoryexperiments.com

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Salted Caramel Ice Cream is the salty sweet goodness dreams are made of and now you can make your own at home!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Freezing Time: 23 hours 59 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Prepare vanilla bean ice cream base by combining 1 cup heavy cream, whole milk and sugar in a heavy medium saucepan. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape out seeds, adding to the cream mixture and then place empty vanilla pods directly into the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together egg yolk and remaining one cup cream. Ladle a small amount, approximately 1/2 cup hot cream mixture to egg yolk, whisking constantly until blended. Then pour egg yolk mixture back into the sauce pot, continuing a vigorous whisk.
  • Continue whisking to prevent the egg yolk from setting up and cooking. Cook for 5 additional minutes, or until mixture has come to a low simmer. Remove from heat and run through a fine sieve to remove any large bits that would result in your ice cream being less than smooth. Place cream mixture into a large plastic container. Add vanilla bean pods to add additional flavor while the mixture cools. Remove before adding to the ice cream maker.
  • Combine cream mixture with salted caramel sauce. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
  • Make ice cream according to the manufacturers directions and then freeze overnight to reach a harder consistency.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how you liked it! 

Notes

If you don’t have fleur de sel, use Kosher salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 376 kcal, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 23 g, Saturated Fat: 14 g, Cholesterol: 109 mg, Sodium: 280 mg, Potassium: 108 mg, Sugar: 20 g, Vitamin A: 980 IU, Vitamin C: 0.3 mg, Calcium: 91 mg, Iron: 0.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 376
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel ice cream, ice cream maker recipes
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. HoLEE crap. This looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of home made ice cream. I’m also a huge fan of salted caramel, so this is perfect for me.

  2. Well, I guess now I know what I’m going to be making for my oldest’s birthday. This looks delicious.

  3. Sweet and savory is my weakness, and this looks amazing – HOWEVER, I can’t get the thought of butter ice cream out of my mind now!