salted caramel ice cream

April 28, 2014

in Frozen Treats

If salted caramel ice cream is your weakness, look no further than this rich and indulgent scoop. Lusciously smooth and creamy, a splash of whiskey keeps the ice cream easily scoopable, even straight from the freezer.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream | Tutti Dolci The slight bite from the sea salt cuts through the caramel’s sweetness and intensifies the flavor. I like to serve scoops in waffle cones with an extra drizzle of salted caramel sauce and sprinkle of sea salt – this frozen treat is a caramel lover’s dream!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream | Tutti Dolci

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Yield: 6 cups

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 290

Salted Caramel Ice Cream


    Salted Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 flaky sea salt
  • Ice Cream
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 cups half-and-half, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp whiskey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Salted Caramel Sauce, divided

For the sauce, combine brown sugar, butter, and heavy cream in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until butter has melted completely. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sea salt until smooth. Pour sauce into a glass measuring cup to cool.

For the ice cream, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup half-and-half in a small bowl; set aside. Combine remaining half-and-half and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir constantly for 4 minutes; whisk in cornstarch mixture. Return to a boil and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey, vanilla, salt, and 1 cup salted caramel sauce. Let mixture cool to room temperature, then cover and chill for 6 hours in the refrigerator.

Pour chilled ice cream mixture into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon half of the mixture into a freezer-safe container, layer with remaining 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce, and top with remaining mixture. Swirl layers together with a wooden skewer, then place in the freezer for several hours, until firm.


Store leftover caramel sauce in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Warm briefly before serving.

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1 Julia @Vikalinka April 28, 2014

Wow, what a treat, Laura! I am not sure I’d be able to keep a serving size at 1/2 cup!


2 Maria@PinkPatisserie April 28, 2014

Salted caramel anything is my weakness! Adding whiskey? Yes, please! Looks so, so good!


3 cristina April 28, 2014

Love this ice cream recipe and the touch of whiskey to keep it from getting too difficult to manage. Delicious in that cone!


4 cheri April 28, 2014

This sounds delicious, love the caramel sauce, could eat it by the bowlful. Wondering where you found the cones, they are lovely?


5 Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers April 28, 2014

Yum! I was just thinking it was time to bust out my ice cream maker and then this appears in my feed reader. It was meant to be :)


6 Liz April 28, 2014

Swooning, Laura! This would be dangerous to have around!!!!


7 Valerie April 28, 2014

Ah, I wish I had an ice cream maker! This is absolutely lovely.


8 Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts April 28, 2014

stunning photos! the ice cream looks amazing!!


9 Deb April 28, 2014

Such a luscious ice cream! The irresistible caramel is fabulous. A perfect recipe for the rare week of sunshine!


10 Matt Robinson April 28, 2014

Salted caramel is definitely my weakness and this is truly amazing. Especially with the addition of a little whiskey. Incredible pictures too, wow!


11 Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks April 28, 2014

One of my absolute favourites! Loving your version, Laura! I must try this soon!


12 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen April 28, 2014

You had me at salted caramel let alone ice cream and a splash of whiskey! My knees are weak just gazing at your images, Laura! Time to bust out the ol’ ice cream maker this weekend! Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a fabulous week. :) Pinning (of course)!


13 Jessica @ Sweet Menu April 28, 2014

Oooh yes please! Big salted caramel fan here!


14 Kate @ Diethood April 28, 2014



15 Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough April 28, 2014

Oh good gracious, this looks AMAZING.


16 Lizzy (Good Things) April 28, 2014

Laura, this has been on my must do list for too long! Thanks for sharing an exquisite recipe!


17 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine April 28, 2014

Can we sit and eat ice cream cones together Laura? These ice cream cones! They look amazing and I know we’d have so much fun talking and sharing recipes and ideas.


18 Emilie@TheCleverCarrot April 28, 2014

Mmm… salted caramel is just amazing. This looks so wonderful Laura! Great pics too, perfect for Monday ;)


19 Tieghan April 28, 2014

Yes, these would be a HUG weakness for me. Do die for!


20 Jaclyn April 28, 2014

Salted caramel ice cream is one of my favorites! I’ve been eating it basically every day for the last week in fact wether it’s a spoonful or a bowlful :). Yours looks perfect and your photos are beautiful!


21 Nami | Just One Cookbook April 28, 2014

Salted caramel on the waffle cone. That’s how I enjoy eating this! This week is going to be a hot week and your ice cream post is just perfect timing!


22 Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday April 28, 2014

This looks absolutely amazing Laura! Salted caramel is my absolutely favourite. I’m not sure I’d be safe around a tub of this. I think I’d eat the whole lot!!


23 Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE April 29, 2014

ohhh man. Homemade salted caramel brings salted caramel to a whole new level. I need to invest in an ice cream maker…seriously!! Tastes 10X better and really not that difficult to make! Thanks for the recipe, pinned :D


24 Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking April 29, 2014

This is just gorgeous! I am in love with your pics as well as with this recipe! Yum yum


25 Nancy-SpicieFoodie April 29, 2014

I can’t say that I’ve tried salted caramel ice cream — now I really want to. Great recipe Laura!


26 Terra April 29, 2014

This ice cream would not last long in our house……oh my yum! Hugs, Terra


27 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 29, 2014

One of my favourite flavours! Yum!


28 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 30, 2014

This gorgeous, sweet-salty ice cream is calling to my cravings lately, Laura! It looks so delicious and perfect all stacked up in a waffle cone!


29 Julie @ Table for Two April 30, 2014

My love for salted caramel is beyond words. I want to make this ice cream now!!! It looks so good, Laura!


30 Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking April 30, 2014

Salted caramel IS my weakness! And so is ice cream! And now that its pushing 90 degrees here in the ATL, I feel like it’s a necessity! To the top of the list your ice cream goes!!!


31 Sylvie | Gourmande in the Kitchen April 30, 2014

This sounds dreamy, I have such a weakness for anything and everything salted caramel!


32 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} May 1, 2014

Oh my gosh – this is my absolute flavor of ice cream! I just wish I had a cone of it right now!


33 Karen May 2, 2014

Salty caramel and cream – I don’t think I’ll ever stop loving that combination. I’ve been needing a replacement ice cream maker and seeing this seals the deal. Williams Sonoma here I come.


34 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef May 3, 2014

You tickle my soul with this one. Love it!


35 dina May 9, 2014

sounds like a wonderful flavor!



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