SALTY SWEET CARAMEL ICE CREAM

 

Years ago I spent a magical Christmas in Mexico City.  We celebrated Christmas Eve with friends from the Canadian Embassy.  We were served an outrageously rich and decadent dessert.  It was the grand finale to a memorable evening.  The original dessert was layers of custard, whipped cream and dulce de leche.    It was time consuming  to make.  Condensed milk had to  simmer away in water for hours  until it reached a dark, caramel consistency.     I’ve simplified the recipe to just two ingredients – whipped cream and dulce de leche.   It is unbelievable easy to make and doesn’t require an ice cream machine.    Your supermarket should have  dulce de leche  by Eagle Brand (the same people who make condensed milk). If you can’t find it I’ve included directions for making dulce de leche at home.

SALTY SWEET CARAMEL ICE CREAM (serves 6-8)

1 1/3 cups heavy cream, chilled

1 2/3 cups  dulce de leche

Malden sea salt or large flake sea salt – if desired

Line a 9 – inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

 

In a large bowl beat the cream until soft peaks form.

Pour the dulce de leche into a bowl or measuring cup

 

 

Stir two generous tablespoons of whipped cream into the dulce de leche

Now pour the dulce de leche cream mixture into the bowl of whipped cream.  Gently fold into the whipped cream until just a few streaks of whipped  cream remain.

Spoon into the prepared loaf pan , cover with plastic wrap, and freeze for several hours or  overnight.

Allow to soften briefly in the fridge, then scoop into chilled serving dishes.  Drizzle with additional dulce de leche and sprinkle with a little salt.  Serve immediately to a chorus of ooohs and aaahs.

 

CHEF’S NOTES:

SALTY SWEET CARAMEL ICE CREAM
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A rich dessert requiring two ingredients and no special equipment.
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups whipping cream
  • 1⅔ cups dulce de leche
  • Malden salt (if desired)
Instructions
  1. Line a 9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whip cream into soft peaks.
  3. Add two tablespoons of the whipped cream to the dulce de leche.
  4. Stir the whipped cream into the dulce de leche.
  5. Fold the dulce de leche cream mixture gently into the whipped cream.
  6. Spoon into the loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
  7. Serve in chilled bowls with more dulce de leche and a little salt.
Notes
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CHEF NOTES

If you can’t find dulce de leche you can make it yourself.   Remove the label from a  can of sweetened condensed milk and place the unopened can in a saucepan.  Cover with water by at least l inch and bring to a boil. Add more water to the pan when required to keep the can covered.   Simmer for up to four hours for a thick consistency.

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3 Responses to SALTY SWEET CARAMEL ICE CREAM

  1. Jill Sangster says:

    Sounds yummy…………
    Shared this on facebook so we can all seem like a genius in the kitchen.
    Trust you to come up with something so easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe my Meece.

    xoxo

    • admin says:

      Just think how absolutely delicious these would be with a glass of bubbly. The best part is they are dead easy to make, absolutely goof-proof and a shade addictive. Your Meece.

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