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Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream

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Faced with a carton of double cream that was fast approaching its use by date I knew the best way of preserving it was to make ice cream, that way we could eat it at our leisure rather than making a creamy dessert that would need to be finished the same day! So then came the dilemma of which flavour if ice cream to make, well having been to three food fairs recently the one that sprang to mind was ‘salted caramel’, it’s in everything these days and deservedly so. Then wanting a bit of texture in there I decided that chopped up Crunchie bars would be the perfect flavour combination and I wasn’t wrong.
Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream - Fab Food 4 All

As the Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream was coming out of the ice cream machine it was very difficult to resist diving straight in for a portion! My daughter had helped me so I rewarded her with being allowed to scrape the bowl clean whilst I took the spoon – there was no talking we were just swept away in a moment of culinary euphoria. So by dinner time everyone was champing at the bit to have a portion of ice cream for dessert even though I’d wanted to let it freeze fully over night. So bowing to family pressure I served it a bit before it had fully set and as I was about to take my photos my camera decided after a couple of shots to stop working. Ordinarily this wouldn’t phase me but this was ice cream and it was melting fast so I ran up to find another battery as I didn’t know what else to do with a frozen flashing camera. So please excuse the photographs for the slightly melted look but rest assured that it is delicious. The Crunchie pieces aren’t that visible in my shots but they worked so well as a contrast to the smooth dairy salted caramel ice cream and when you hit them it’s just pure pleasure! My hubby said my ice cream was better than Haagen Daaz and my children said it was out of this world too.

Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream - Fab Food 4 All
I think my Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream would be the most wonderful treat for a bonfire night party or Christmas for those who don’t like Christmas pudding or serve it with the Christmas pudding – ooh yum!

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Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream - lush dairy salted caramel ice cream studded with honeycomb and chocolate from the Crunchie bars - just sublime!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 90 g Light brown Muscovado sugar
  • 50 g Unsalted butter
  • 300 mls Warm semi skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 65 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla paste
  • 300 mls Double cream
  • ½ tsp Maldon salt flakes
  • 2 Cadbury's Crunchie bars (chocolate covered honeycomb)
Instructions
  1. Place the Muscovado sugar and butter in a pan and heat until melted.
  2. Allow to bubble for 1 minute.
  3. Add the warm milk, stirring until gently heated through.
  4. Beat the eggs and sugar until thoroughly mixed then stir in the warm milk mixture and vanilla paste.
  5. Use a sieve to strain the mixture back into the pan.
  6. Stir over a low heat until the custard thickens slightly (it mustn't boil or simmer or will curdle). It should just coat the back of a spoon.
  7. Cool the custard by pouring it into a bowl and place it in a larger bowl, a third full of iced water – this takes about 20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile whisk the double cream lightly (until forms floppy peaks, you don't want stiff cream). Place in the fridge until custard has cooled.
  9. Once the custard has cooled mix in the cream and salt flakes and put in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.
  10. Chop up the Crunchie bars into small nuggets (if you do this any earlier they just start to melt).
  11. Pour the ice cream mixture into an ice cream maker, switch on and then pour the Crunchie pieces down the shoot in order to mix them in.
  12. Once the ice cream is ready, spoon it into a suitable container (if you can wait) and allow it to freeze fully for a few hours before serving.

Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream - Fab Food 4 All

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Banana Blueberry Ripple Ice Cream – Family Food Friends

Easy Baileys Marbled Chocolate Ice Cream – Tin and Thyme

Coconut, Chilli & Basil Ice Cream – Rough Measures

Chai Latte Ice Cream – Munchies & Munchkins

No Churn Oreo Ice Cream – Emily’s Recipes & Reviews

Fig & Honey Ice Cream – How to Cook Good Food

Cherry Cheesecake Magic Ice Cream – Little Sunny Kitchen

Rhubarb and Raspberry Ice Cream – Supergolden Bakes

Stem Ginger Ice Cream – Gingey Bites

Maple Walnut Ice Cream – It’s not easy being greedy

Fun Fact: Salted caramel originates from French and American chefs and Haagan Dazs introduced their Salted Caramel Ice Cream in the US in 2008 then six months later Starbucks started selling their Salted Caramel Hot chocolate over there? The rest is history as they say!

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Sammie

    This Salted Caramel Crunchie Ice Cream looks delicious. Absolutely love crunchy bars so this will be a big hit in our house. Thanks for sharing such a fab recipe. Sammie

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sammie, it is heavenly:-)

  2. Jade

    Salted Caramel is one of my favourite flavours in chocolate, so I could love to have a go at making this.

  3. Lisa Williams

    This might have to be my first outing in my new ice cream maker 🙂 Thanks for this it looks great !

    1. Camilla

      Oh perfect:-)

  4. Tracy Webster

    Every time I try to make ice cream without an ice cream maker (I own one, but since I moved back in with my parents, it’s in the loft and I don’t have access to it) my ice cream always get really ice crystal-y, which ruins the flavour. 🙁 Any suggestions to stop this from happening? Because this sounds delicious, and I’d really like to try it out – but without it turning into an inedible block of solid ice crystals. (Which, to be fair, would be my fault, and not the recipe’s!)

    Any help would be appreciated. 😀

    1. Camilla

      Tracy, I’ve never made ice cream without an ice cream maker but I imagine the trick is to stir up the ice cream quite often during the freezing process to break up the ice crystals as they form. otherwise you will end up with an icy block.

  5. Natalie Gillham

    This looks delicious will definately try out this recepie thanks 🙂

  6. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    Oh goodness! How did I miss this at the time!!! Amazing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, it was to die for;-)

  7. Heather Weir

    gorgeous dessert – looks really classy and nice enough for a dinner party

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes I’d love to have this at a dinner party:-)

  8. Heather Haigh

    This is just the sort of thing my OH would love to make and eat.

    1. Camilla

      I don’t blame him-)

  9. Daniella

    Ahh this looks amazing! I’ve never made ice cream myself, I’m gonna have to give it a try.

    1. Camilla

      I’m making new things all the time Daniella, do hope you give it a go:-)

  10. glenn hutton

    This sounds delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Glenn, it really is heavenly:-)

  11. Zena's Suitcase

    This sounds amazing. I love salted caramel for a start, make into ice cream and that’s what I call heaven

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Zena, it certainly is heavenly:-)

  12. Martina Evans

    Amazing combination of flavours! You can’t beat salted caramel. It’s delicious 😛 loved the fact that you used crunchie bars. Great idea!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Martina, the Crunchie Bars just take it to a new level!

  13. Ickle Pickle

    Oh this looks so good. I bet it was delicious. Kaz

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kaz;-)

  14. tracey bowden

    oh my days I need this in my life! What an amazing combination of flavours I have just developed a love for salted caramel it’s delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tracey, I’m sure you’d love it then:-)

  15. Catstello

    Oh my god this looks so so good!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Cat:-)

  16. justine @ Full Belly SIsters

    This looks divine!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Justine;-)

  17. Tara

    I love making homemade ice cream, it is so satisfying! This combination of flavors is fantastic!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tara, I don’t make it nearly often enough and really should.

  18. Laura

    This sounds truly divine – going to have to make this this weekend

    Laura x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks! Great Laura, do let me know what you think:)

  19. Jenny

    This recipe sounds amazing, have Pinned for later.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jenny, sadly all finished tonight but will definitely make this again:-)

  20. Ana De- Jesus

    I am a huge fan of salted caramel and love the Haagen Daz version so I would love your recipe. There is something so exquisite about a sweet and salty taste.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ana, yes the sweet and salty taste is so addictive;-)

  21. Ali

    This sounds amazing – I think I’ll have to make this!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ali – please do and let me know what you think:-)

  22. Rachel

    This does sound absolutely amazing and I am not usually a fan of ice cream x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rachel:-)

  23. North East Family Fun

    Oh this looks like such a treat!! We don’t have an ice cream maker but may have to invest. Would be lovely to have homemade ice cream after a pizza party x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Samantha, I got mine reduced to a tenner from Aldi, so I’m sure you don’t need to spend too much:-)

  24. Codie

    “swept away in a moment of culinary euphoria” really made me laugh! I love when food has that effect. I’m a big fan of Crunchies and this sounds amazing, I only wish I had an ice cream maker. x

    1. Camilla

      You could always do it the old fashioned way of churning it up as it freezes, just a bit more bother. Or find a cheap one, mine’s just a very basic one where the bowl sits in the freezer and a motor clips on top. Was reduced to a tenner in Aldi a couple of years ago.

  25. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    This looks absolutely scrumptious! I could definitely go for a bowl of it right now!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle:-)

  26. Emma

    This looks fantastic. If I wasn’t trying so very hard to actually start a diet I would so try it. x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma. I don’t believe in diet as they’re all about guilt and deprivation. A little bit of everything in moderation I say:-)

  27. Serena

    Ooo this looks yummy! I wasn’t really a fan of salted caramel at first, but it’s kind of grown on me, and I love Crunchie bars!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Serena, the world seems to have gone salted caramel crazy:-)

  28. Stella Kashmoney

    I lov everything Caramel and this looks right up my street.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Stella:-)

  29. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    Oh my this looks and sounds delicious, – it sounds like my ideal ice cream flavour!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jenni – I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  30. Renna

    I’ve never used an ice cream making machine …… But for this recipe, I’m getting one! This sounds so dam amazing, I wish I could eat it out of the screen!

    1. Camilla

      Aah Renna, so glad you’re going to be able to make it:-)

  31. Daniella

    Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! My children love ice-cream and I know they would devour this one.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Daniella, yes I’m sure they’d love it:)

  32. Tori Gabriel

    That ice cream looks amazing and I’m so intrigued by some of the other flavours too. I particularly like the sound of the coconut, chilli and basil. Not your normal combination.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tori:-)

  33. Sarah Bailey

    Oh my goodness what a delicious sounding desert – I do love a good ice cream. x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah:)

  34. StressedMum

    This sounds amazing, me and my daughter love making ice cream together x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes I waited for my daughter to get back from school as she wanted to help me!

  35. Sus @ roughmeasures.com

    Ooh this looks ever so moorish! Thanks for linking my ice cream.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sus, it really is fab:-)

  36. Debi @ Life Currents

    Nom nom nommy! This looks so good! I would eat the whole thing right now! Yum!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Debi, I don’t blame you!

  37. April J Harris

    Crunchie Bars are a secret vice of mine and I know I would love this beautiful ice cream! Love all the wonderful flavours – I could eat bowls and bowls of this!

    1. Camilla

      Your secret is out now LOL – thanks, you’ll just have to make some now April:-)

  38. Choclette

    Oh but melting ice cream looks delightful Camilla. I commend your willpower for holding off until dinner, I adore salted caramel anything and not at all sure I could have held out.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Choclette, I was so at 2 ends of the scale with euphoria over the lush ice cream followed by stress of camera playing up and wanting to do it justice!

  39. Prateek

    Salted caramel i literally my favorite Ice Cream flavor! Great recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Prateek:-)

  40. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    This looks delicious. How fun. Do we need to tell the kids we made ice cream?

    1. Camilla

      LOL Peter, you’re evil (but no best not tell the kids if you can help it)!

  41. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    I wish I could have a scoop right now Camilla, you have created a winning flavour here especially love the added Crunchie. This is definitely getting made soon! Thanks for including my fig ice cream :))

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Laura, it’s amazing the inspiration you get wondering around the aisles at Tesco:-)

  42. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    This ice-cream is my idea of heaven!! And in other news, great minds think alike. Have a look at what I posted this week 😉

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jeanne, yes I just saw, definitely some kind of psychic connection going on between us:-) Wonder if we can do it again LOL;-)

  43. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This looks like my perfect ice cream, Camilla. I am obsessed with everything salted caramel. Pinning this!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dannii, I’m sure you’d love it:-)

  44. Emily

    Ahhh I could eat a vat of this right now. Great recipe and thanks for including mine xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily, yes it’s hard to resist not doing that LOL;-)

  45. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    I’m drooling! That looks gorgeous 🙂
    You’re very disciplined, putting ice-cream in the freezer overnight before eating it. I can’t think of a single time we haven’t just dived in the moment it comes out of the machine!

    1. Camilla

      Helen I didn’t get to put it in the freezer over night and can’t remember what I’ve done before as I don’t make ice cream very often at all – think it’s only ever 4 times in my lifetime LOL and only twice using cream:-)

  46. Helene @CroqueMaman

    Oh la la, I have actually never made ice cream, only sorbet but I would definitely turn to a recipe like this one if I was to give a go at it… the only problem would be to resist the urge to eat it all!!!

    1. Camilla

      This could be a problem Helene:-)

  47. Nicole Neverman

    This ice cream sounds amazing!!! I have always loved crunchie bars and used to get the ice creams all the time as a kid. But of course salted caramel is wonderful so this sounds much more delicious and I cannot wait to try this!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nicole it really is something special and I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  48. Manila Spoon

    Sweet and salty – I love that flavor combo and this ice cream looks fabulously delish!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s seriously good:-)

  49. Paul Wilson

    Sounds like a lovely treat.

    1. Camilla

      It really is super thanks:-)

  50. Munchies and Munchkins

    Yum. Can’t beat salted caramel. Thanks for including my chai ice cream.x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks and a pleasure:-)

  51. Kavey

    Oh my goodness, this sounds like an amazing flavour and I do love the little history passage at the end! Thanks for entering BSFIC!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kavey:-) LOL I had to do some research in order to enter:-) Enjoyed learning something new!

  52. lisa

    This looks divine!! Smooth creamy AND crunchie bars?! FAB xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, we had it again tonight and it was easy to scoop even after going fully solid:-)

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