Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Until recently I didn’t even know what Dulce de Leche was! I know, I know…How could I not? I mean caramel…What’s not to like? When I made the first batch of Dulce de Leche I immediately thought “That would be great to make ice cream with!” And I finally got around to trying just that!

Some argue that making Dulce de Leche with sweetened condensed milk is “cheating”, but I say don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! This is the version I make and it’s to die for! It’s simple too! So what are you waiting for? Try it already! ;o) Oh and make some ice cream when you do! ;oP

Ice Cream Week 2008

Note: This recipe is designed to fit this ice cream maker. You could easily double or triple it or whatever to fit in a larger machine.

What You’ll Need:
1 – 14 ounce can of dulce de leche, cooled completely (Note: This is basically sweetened condensed milk that has been put through this process.)
1 pint of heavy cream
1 pint of half and half
2 vanilla beans, split an scraped
1/3 cup of organic cane sugar

Make 1 can of dulce de leche and let cool overnight.

In a large bowl mix dulce de leche, heavy cream, half and half, scraped vanilla seeds and sugar and stir until mixed.

Place mixture in the bowl of ice cream maker and freeze according to your machine’s directions. Once the mixture hits the soft serve stage you can serve immediately or place in the freezer in an airtight container to harden fully.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream: A Bite

Notes: You could use a tablespoon of vanilla flavoring instead of vanilla beans. This would be heavenly topped with hot fudge sauce!

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