Hang on a minute, did I hear someone say that this is a sweet and salty dessert? Then you can definitely count me in! This rich dulce de leche ice cream is so easy to make at home, believe me.
Have you ever cooked with this caramelised condensed milk before?
Because that’s exactly what dulce de leche is. It’s just like butterscotch.
Spanish Salted Caramel
I can’t find dulce de leche that easily here in Belgium. However when we are back home in Spain, you can find it just everywhere. Every supermarket sells these lovely jars full of this salty sweet stuff.
I made dulce de leche brownies last week.
And that’s also why I still have half a jar of this sticky stuff in my fridge. And because the hubs is very fond of unusually flavored homemade ice cream, I thought I should give this one a try.
Salty sweet ice cream?
Easy Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
So here’s my very first ice cream recipe.
And in the end I loved it. Both of us of course! If you love butterscotch, then you’ll fall hard for this one. I added extra salt in the end. I like a lot of salt in my food, but you can leave it out if you find that the dulce de leche is salty enough already.
This delicious ice cream is super rich and addictive… Less than 10 minutes, that’s how long the ice cream lasted after I photographed it. We ate it all in once sitting.
So yes, I think that I could call this dulce de leche ice cream a huge winner treat I suppose. I’m all excited now to try out several other ice cream recipes!
Why didn’t I come up with this salty and sweet ice cream before?
Easy Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Recipe
Is this a sweet and salty dessert? Then I am definitely in! This dulce de leche ice cream is so easy to make, believe me.
- ½ cup whole milk (120 ml)
- ½ cup cream (120 ml)
- 5,5 oz dulce de leche (155 g)
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp salt
Pour the whole milk in a large saucepan and place it over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and the salt to it.
Bring the milk to a gentle boil. Stir and cook gently for another couple of minutes until the brown sugar has fully dissolved. Then pour in the heavy cream.
Whisk well. Keep the cream mixture close to a gentle boil. Then add the dulce de leche.
Take the saucepan off the heat now and keep stirring until the dulce de leche has fully dissolved and has lightly thickened. Check the flavor of the ice cream mixture and add extra salt or brown sugar to taste if necessary.
Let the dulce de leche cream cool down fully now at room temperature. You can then store it in the fridge for a couple of hours before turning it into ice cream. I don’t know what type of ice cream maker you got. Depending on your device, follow the specific instructions to turn the cream mixture into ice cream. I am using this ice cream maker:
Once the cream mixture has fully cooled down, I pour it into my frozen ice cream maker.
It takes about 10 to 12 minutes to turn the dulce de leche cream into frozen solid ice cream. Divide the ice cream into nice scoops. Place them into chilled bowls. Serve the ice cream immediately.