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SRC: Salty Caramel Ice Cream

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Course Frozen
Servings 2 pints


  • 2 cups whole milk divided
  • 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. corn syrup
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 2 tbsp. of the milk to create a slurry. Set aside.
  • 2. Whisk together the heavy cream and corn syrup in a pitcher with a spout.
  • 3. Pour the sugar into a tall saucepan over medium-high heat and let the sugar melt and turn brown. Stir with a heat proof spatula as needed to prevent burning.
  • 4. From a distance pour about ¼ cup of the cream mixture into the sugar. It will sizzle and splatter as it hits the sugar. Stir until combined and then continue to add the cream mixture ¼ cup at a time until it has all been combined.
  • 5. Return the saucepan to medium-high heat and add the remaining milk. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 4 minutes.
  • 6. Meanwhile, mix the cream cheese and salt together in a large bowl until smooth.
  • 7. Remove the saucepan from the heat and slowly whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Place the saucepan back over the heat again and cook, stirring until slightly thickened.
  • 8. Remove from the heat and whisk the caramel/milk mixture into the cream cheese mixture until smooth. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
  • 9. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, discarding any lumps. Process through an ice cream maker according to directions.


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