August 5, 2009

Salted Caramel Ice Cream...

This sounds like a perfect hot summer afternoon treat!
1 1/4 c sugar, divided
2 1/4 c heavy cream, divided
1/2 t flaky sea salt such as Maldon
1/2 t pure vanilla extract
1 c whole milk
3 lg eggs
Equipment: an ice cream maker (do you have one of those?? I want one!!)

Heat 1 cup sugar in a dry 10-inch heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring with a fork to heat sugar evenly, until it starts to melt, then stop stirring and cook, swirling skillet occasionally so sugar melts evenly, until it is dark amber. Add 1 1/4 cups cream (mixture will spatter) and cook, stirring, until all of caramel has dissolved. Transfer to a bowl and stir in sea salt and vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, bring milk, remaining cup cream, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar just to boil in a small heavy saucepan, stirring occasionaly. Lightly whisk eggs in a medium bowl, then add half of hot milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Pour back into saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard coats back of spoon and registers 170°F on an instant-read thermometer (do not let boil). Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, then stir in cooled caramel. Chill custard, stirring occasionally, until very cold, 3 to 6 hours. Freeze custard in ice cream maker (it will still be quite soft), then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up. {via Chocolate Pizza Stiletto Love}


Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Wow that sounds so good...I am putting that on my list of things to try! Thanks!

the southern hostess said...

Yum! This sounds delicious!