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Homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream


Homemade Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Today is one of the sunniest days we’ve had in a while and the temperature presently is 18°C. “What a day for an ice-cream!” I though to myself as I was walking along the River Liffey.  I’m not much of a beer drinker, so ice-cream would be more appealing to me, even though the Guinness Brewery was waving at me. So for me on a sunny day, there’s nothing better than a bit of gelato!

If you have a little bit of time later on today, you could try this recipe out.  It will only take you 30 minutes to prepare and is enough for 6-8 servings. This recipe is a Salted Caramel Ice Cream. The flavour is almost like bringing the beach to your bowl with that salty taste of the sea water, but don’t worry, it has been tried and tested and the salt actually works with the sweetness of the caramel.

So let’s get cooking; you will need the following ingredients:

1 cup of granulated sugar

Quarter cup of water

One and a half cups of heavy cream

Quarter teaspoon of sea salt

8 egg yolks

One and a half teaspoons of vanilla

Sea salt, for garnish, optional



Pour the water and sugar into a large pan and simmer over medium heat until it turns a light golden colour. Now add the cream and milk to the sugar and water and bring to just below boiling point, stirring occasionally. Stir and dissolve the sea salt into the hot cream.

Whisk the egg yolks and vanilla into a smooth mixture in a separate bowl. Slowly pour the hot caramel cream into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Take the whole lot back into the pan and cook over a low-medium heat for 5 minutes and heat up to about 160F.

Remove the pan from the heat and pour the caramel custard through a sieve. After you have poured it through the sieve let it chill for about an hour and then freeze it in an ice cream maker.

Serve the caramel ice cream garnished with a pinch of sea salt, if desired.

Summer is the time for looking your best, but it is also very important that you eat the best food you can manage to get and I find homemade cooking tasty, good and nutritious. Hope you enjoy the lovely weather and don’t forget to start thinking summer cooking, salads and cool drinks, though maybe not beer!

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