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July 10, 2008

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!

Posted by Dianne at July 10, 2008 7:09 AM

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Comments

I'm with you on the DDL with sweetened condensed milk. I've tried making it from whole milk (with dismal results) and I just can't give up my old ways when they give me such fantastic results. Maybe someday.

Your ice cream looks absolutely divine! Fabulous job!!

Posted by: Holly at July 10, 2008 1:14 PM

I tried to make cajeta (which is a lot like the goat's milk version of DDL) and it failed horribly. I've never tried to make DDL from scratch though. Maybe I'll try again sometime...

Posted by: Dianne at July 10, 2008 4:12 PM

The ice cream looks divine.

Did you know you can make a mousse with the cooked condensed milk? We call it Baba de Camelo (Camel's Drool) here in Portugal, don't ask me why.

Despite the name, it's delicious and quite simple to do. Just separate 6 eggs, beat the yolks with the cooked condensed milk until it's nice and smooth, then fold in the beaten egg whites. It taste especially good if you sprinkle it with sliced and roasted almonds.

Posted by: Ana at July 10, 2008 4:40 PM

Oh wow...That sounds heavenly! I'm going to have to try that!

Posted by: Dianne at July 10, 2008 5:42 PM

This week of ice cream just keeps getting better and better! I can't wait to try this one!

Posted by: Karina at July 10, 2008 7:26 PM

It was really good. I'll definitely be making it again!

Posted by: Dianne at July 10, 2008 8:33 PM

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