Salted Caramel Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream

This easy homemade no-churn salted caramel chocolate ice cream is a deliciously creamy, sweet, salty and luxurious dessert worth every single bite! 
Salted Caramel Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream

After months of waiting, I finally saw Hershey's 100% Cocoa powder box in Al Raya Supermarket here in Yanbu. I have gone hunting for some cocoa powder in all the supermarkets but all they had were Heinz's Dark Chocolate powder. But what is really strange is this Hershey's box will expire by year-end! So where have they been hoarding these? or is it all the "about to expire" products being transported to Yanbu? :-( Anyways, now that I have to use it up before it expires, I planned on making some chocolate ice cream.

Salted Caramel Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream

Making Salted caramel was on my to-do list for months. I have been wanting to try it ever since I had Cinnabon's salted caramel cinnamon roll from an airport outlet in Saudi. It remained somewhere back in my mind that something like Salt and caramel can exist and deliciously tasty! So that thought just reappeared as a pin during one of my Pinterest session - which I not only pinned but went ahead and made it right away!

I had no idea or plans on what to make out of the salted caramel. While it was cooling down, I went on to prepare my planned chocolate ice cream constantly thinking in my head if I have to do salted caramel mixed nuts as toppings over my ice cream etc.. all the while I was pouring the salted caramel itself into my ice cream batter! :-P Talk about clashing ideas within your thoughts! I was sceptical but just went ahead with my gut instinct and so glad I did. 

Salted Caramel Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream

I am really struggling to describe the taste of this union of salt, sugar, chocolate! I can only tell you that I have fallen in love with it and can have it any time of the day. This is super easy to make. You have to HAVE to stand next to the pan while making the caramel with eyes glued on the pan and hands-free to be able to take it off at the right time.

Salted Caramel Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream

Yields 4 scoops

INGREDIENTS 

For the salted caramel - 1 cup adapted from here
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 45 grams natural butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the chocolate ice cream with salted caramel
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder (Hershey's 100% cocoa)
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped

INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare the Salted Caramel
  1. Heat sugar in a thick-bottomed saucepan until it melts and starts to brown.
  2. Add in the butter cubes and whisk until melted. 
  3. Stir in the whipping cream. Let it boil and then wait for a minute - now you will see the mixture rise up.
  4. Switch off and add salt. Stir well and let it cool completely before using.
Put together the Ice Cream 
  1. In a wide-mouthed bowl, sift in the cocoa powder, add in the condensed milk and the salted caramel.
  2. Whisk the mixture together with a fork or spatula until well incorporated. 
  3. Fold in the whipped cream into the mix until well incorporated. 
  4. Pour the ice cream batter into a freezer box and freeze for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Scoop and serve with salted caramel drizzled and some choice of chopped nuts.
NOTES:
  • You can refrigerate the leftover salted caramel and warm it up for few seconds in the microwave whenever you want to use it. 
  • Drizzle more salted caramel for a richer taste.
  • Freeze the ice cream overnight for best results.
Image Updated on 29th Oct 2018
Salted Caramel Chocolate No-Churn Ice Cream

I still have some Salted Caramel leftover, thinking maybe salted caramel popcorns?

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Comments

  1. Ooh, that looks delicious. Unfortunately, I don't have most of those ingredients. I don't keep sugar in the house, for good reason! But I can tell from those photos that this ice cream has the intense chocolate favour I yearn for!

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  2. All your ice cream posts make me feel like making a batch of my own. Love the flavors you have used and it looks absolutely sinful!

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  3. Loving your ice cream posts. This looks absolutely delish!

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  4. Cinnabon's salted caramel cinnamon roll are such a fun treat, haven't ha done in ages, but I would gladly have 3 scoops of this beauty! I would describe the taste of the union of salt, sugar, chocolate as WONDERFUL. Love no-churns... #Drooling.

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  5. Finally you got dark cocoa powder!!!your ice cream pics are really inviting .wish I could have it straight away from the pic.

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  6. Oops! did I confuse it. I meant there was only Dark cocoa powder all this time and I was looking for the non dark one and it came finally in the form of Hershey's 100% cocoa - it is not dark :-) And thank you dear.. Took the pics next day afternoon..

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  7. by seeing your pics...i just want to dig into them...yum

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  8. This is my idea of heaven. Seriously :)

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  9. Drooling!It looks super yum caramel and chocolate in an ice cream will super hit!isn't it?Salted Caramel even i'm dreaming to make something with that!

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  10. Rafeeda A. RaheemMarch 26, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    I am no caramel fan... the only way I like it is in Twix but I play around inside my mouth not allowing it to go anywhere near my teeth... hehe... But in this icecream, like u said where it does not show up much, I would easily have it... Amazing pics, Fami... U r becoming a pro with your camera phone... :)

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