Salted Caramel Ice Cream

There’s nothing like the combination of sweet and salty when it comes to desserts. Simple and elegant, our salted caramel ice cream might just be your new favorite flavor. The ice cream will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one week.

Ingredients of Salted Caramel Ice Cream

3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 vanilla bean
8 large egg yolks

How to Make Salted Caramel Ice Cream

  • Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl and set another bowl over it.
  • Put the milk and remaining 1 1/2 cups cream into a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • Add the vanilla bean seeds and pod and warm the mixture until you see steam rising from the top.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, with a kitchen towel underneath it to prevent slipping, whisk together the egg yolks until uniform.
  • Add the dairy mixture, whisking it in bit by bit, until you’ve added about half. Add the yolk mixture to the remaining dairy mixture in the double boiler, and stir in the caramel.
  • Set the heat under the double boiler to medium and cook the custard, stirring continuously until steam begins to rise from the surface and the custard thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon.
  • Hold the spoon horizontally and run your finger through the custard. If the trail left by your finger stays separated, the custard is ready to be cooled.
  • Strain the custard into the bowl sitting over the prepared ice bath and stir for 5 minutes, or until the custard has cooled.
  • Transfer the custard to a quart-sized container, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Pour the chilled custard into an ice cream maker, add the salted caramel, and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Place the container in which you refrigerated the custard in the freezer so you can use it to store the finished ice cream. Churn the ice cream until the texture resembles “soft serve.”
  • Transfer the ice cream to the chilled storage container and freeze until hardened to your desired consistency.

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