Why did nobody tell me how easy it is to make ice cream at home? It is notably easier when you have an ice cream maker, which I happily got as a wedding present. I was skeptical it would work, but I can unreservedly say the Gent and I made the best ice cream we’ve ever had with the KitchenAid ice cream attachment and the first recipe that comes up on the internet when you google “salted caramel ice cream.”
Ours might better be called “almost burned caramel,” since we really wanted to go there. Witness the incredible color change:
We then made the custard base, during which the Gentleman discovered that ice cream has egg yolks (yes, even the beloved Ben and Jerry’s). He thought he would refuse to eat it, but then when he tasted it, reluctance melted away in creamy bites.
Mixing the two together was a lovely sight.
That mixture then chills for hours in the fridge.
We were visiting my parents, so we put the ice cream attachments on the beautiful raspberry-colored KitchenAid we got her for Mother’s Day about a year ago. I love this color so.
The result was unbelievable. Smooth and creamy, deeply caramelized sugar.
If you want less of a melty custard texture, and more of a proper frozen ice cream – both are pretty fantastic – you then let the ice cream set up in the freezer for a few hours.
You best believe a new batch of this is going to be made soon!