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Caramel Fudge Swirl Ice Cream

Caramel fudge swirl

Caramel fudge swirl

I make ice cream every week and have fun dreaming up great flavors, I really hope you are not thinking oh no, not another ice cream post. I am a big fan of caramel and chocolate so combining them into a creamy, dreamy buttery  ice cream was exactly what I wanted. I started out by making caramel,  http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2008/01/how-to-make-the/, it’s easy and really good. I made caramel sauce not the candy, adding butter and cream. The chocolate swirl recipe is also David Lebovitz and it’s perfect, I had doubts, shouldn’t have, but I did. It’s quite thin and I thought how will this work so that it looks like chocolate swirls in the ice cream. I didn’t use as much chocolate as I should have and now I wish I had added more. It really does work, don’t worry if the chocolate is a little thin. As the recipe states use very cold, it does thicken up and when layered with the ice cream it’s perfection.

 

Chocolate

Chocolate

Chocolate Swirl or Ripple

1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
1/3 cup (80 ml) light corn syrup
1/2 cup (125 ml) water
6 tablespoons (50 g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation
Whisk together the sugar, corn syrup, water, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture begins to bubble at the edges.
Continue to whisk until it just comes to a low boil. Cook for 1 minute, whisking frequently. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and let cool. Chill in the refrigerator before using.
Mixing It InThe Fudge Ripple should be thoroughly chilled, as it’s easiest to use when very cold. Just before you remove the ice cream from the machine, spoon some of the Fudge Ripple onto the bottom of the storage container. As you remove the ice cream from the machine, layer generous spoonfuls of the sauce between layers of ice cream. Avoid stirring the Fudge Ripple, as it will make the ice cream muddy looking.

Caramel Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream

1 1/2 cups whole milk or half and half

5 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup caramel (see recipe link)

pinch sea salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

Heat cream and milk, sugar and salt in sauce pan until scalding and sugar is melted. Whisk egg yolks and caramel sauce together until combined. Slowly pour hot cream/milk into egg yolk /caramel mixture whisking constantly. Pour back into the saucepan and cook over med heat until it thickens and coats the back of wooden spoon. You know it’s done when you swipe your finger on the back of the spoon and it leaves a line intact. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract. Pour into heat proof bowl, cover with plastic wrap that sits directly on top of the custard and refrigerate over night or at least 6 hours. It should be very cold.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

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  1. I love ice cream too, so making it every week is really ok with me. This is one of my favorite flavors. Delicious!

    June 24, 2014
    • Thanks Georgie, I eat ice cream a lot, in the summer and love this combination;

      June 24, 2014
  2. Another great way to stay cool!

    June 24, 2014
  3. That looks awesome! Love the caramel + fudge in here! 🙂 Pinned!

    June 24, 2014
  4. Caramel Fudge is my favourite ice-cream of all. This looks divine. I am very very jealous. A scoop of this is just what I need to cheer me up right now. Emma xx

    June 24, 2014
    • Oh Emma, if I were close I would bring you some. Cheer up, I’m sorry you are sad. Thank you so much.

      June 24, 2014
  5. Hmmm…you might be onto something. Do we see an icecream shop in your future?

    June 24, 2014
    • I wish, I would like a cafe and I would sell ice cream seasonally. Dream on! Thanks so much Stacey!!

      June 24, 2014
  6. Wow. I need to start making ice cream once a week too! My bride would love this recipe. As always, nicely done!

    June 24, 2014
  7. I thought no more ice creams but Suzanne you are tempting me. I feel like tasting. Looks delicious

    June 24, 2014
  8. My French Heaven #

    Now this is just cruel! It is getting hot around here these days and I am dying for great home made ice cream. Yours looks positively delicious!

    June 24, 2014
    • Don’t mean to be cruel, LOL. love ice cream wish I could give you a scoop.

      June 24, 2014
  9. This looks de-lish! My husband is an ice-cream-aholic. He just can’t stop himself, even though he wants to lose a few pounds. Truth be told, he’d rather eat a diet of nothing BUT ice cream. Haha… I’ll have to give this a try!

    June 24, 2014
    • I could do the same, ice cream all day. Love the stuff, thank you so much.

      June 24, 2014
  10. Delicious! That is my kind of ice cream. It’s definitely the ice cream season, I went for a walk last night and stopped at an ice cream shop, to buy a 99, I don’t know if 99’s exist in other parts of the world?

    Anyway it wasn’t home made, for sure, but I still enjoyed it. 😉

    June 24, 2014
    • I have never heard of a 99 what is it? If it has anything to do with ice cream I would love it!

      June 24, 2014
  11. It’s been ages since I’ve made homemade ice cream. This looks like a wonderful recipe. Love the caramel fudge swirl. It would make my husband very happy 🙂

    June 24, 2014
  12. Delicious flavour combination and I really like how you worked the swirl! Just excellent! I have been doing swirls lately…but with cake!! 🙂

    June 24, 2014
    • It would go great with that gorgeous chocolate vanilla swirl cake you made. YUM!

      June 24, 2014
  13. Fig & Quince #

    Yum, looks entirely delicious. What a delightful weekly chore! Might you be persuaded to operate a neighborhood ice cream stand? I think there’ll be a BIG line 😉

    June 24, 2014
  14. Now, I REALLY want some ice cream. Thanks a lot lol Seriously though, this sounds soooo good. I wish I lived in your house so I could get some new ice cream every week 😉

    June 24, 2014
  15. I am just like you Suzanne…making ice cream every week has become an addiction, habit, whatever you want to call it! This one with the caramel AND chocolate fudge swirl looks and sounds divine and so rich!! I would never think “oh no she is posting another ice cream recipe!” Haha! There is no such thing as too many.

    June 24, 2014
    • I love making ice cream, I could do it all day. Thank you for not tiring of my seemingly endless ice cream posts.

      June 24, 2014
  16. Looks fabulous! And isn’t that clever – layering instead of stirring to get the swirls.

    June 24, 2014
    • I was doubtful but it works. Perfect swirls without swirling. Thanks so much.

      June 24, 2014
  17. talkavino #

    Salivating….

    June 24, 2014
  18. Every week? Seriously? I think her Majesty would like to move in! 😉 It looks to die for!

    June 24, 2014
    • If I thought it would stay frozen I would send some to her majesty. Thanks Francesca, yes seriously every week sometimes 2x in one week.

      June 24, 2014
  19. Ahhhh. Dreamily delicious Suzanne. I wish I could make ice cream every week…I think I would be a much happier person. 🙂

    June 24, 2014
    • Yes it does, ice cream definitely lifts the mood and makes you smile. I just love it. I wish I had an ice cream cart. LOL!!

      June 24, 2014
  20. Yum! Looks delicious, Suzanne! 🙂

    June 24, 2014
  21. One of my favorite things about summer: homemade ice cream!

    June 24, 2014
  22. All of your ice-cream flavours are to die for, Suzanne! This caramel fudge swirl wouldn’t last very long at all in our house… looks so creamy and luscious!

    June 24, 2014
    • Thank you so much Margot, it’s not just delicious to eat but I have fun making ice cream!

      June 25, 2014
  23. Suzanne , after watching at your recipe, I’m more convince to buy my ice cream maker 🙂 So delicious!

    June 24, 2014
    • Although you can make frozen treats without one, it’s great to have an ice cream maker, it opens up a whole new world of frozen confections. I love mine and it is a kitchen appliance I really work hard. Hope you get one and make some!! Thank you so much.

      June 25, 2014
  24. Well Suzanne, this is my most favorite thing in the world! Never made it my self, but you know I’m going to now!

    June 25, 2014
    • Thank you, I can wait to see what delicious flavors you come up with. It will be amazing

      June 25, 2014
  25. Mmm!

    June 25, 2014
  26. I love that you make your own… I really do! Sounds super yummy!

    June 25, 2014
  27. Homemade ice cream is priceless. I wish I had more time to make it every week just like you. Alas, work and errands keep me from doing this. You made one fine ice cream Suzanne!

    June 25, 2014
    • Well it really doesn’t take up much time. I make the custard at night, let it sit in the fridge and early in the morning I put in the ice cream maker, let it churn while I’m doing stuff then put in the freezer so it’s ready by the end of the day. Honestly, it’s easier to go buy a pint at the store and there is good ice cream available but I really enjoy doing it myself. Thanks so much Katerina.

      June 25, 2014
  28. looks good but naughty so going to avoid this lol x

    June 25, 2014
  29. I need to complain, you broke all my slimming plan now by all the yummy ice cream. 🙂

    June 25, 2014
    • I know so bad for the diet, feel like I gain weight just thinking about the recipe. Thanks so much Mochi!

      June 25, 2014
  30. What a gorgeous ice cream Suzanne!

    June 25, 2014
  31. Umm that would be good about now. The air conditioning at work has been out this afternoon — again.

    June 25, 2014
    • You poor thing, wish I had my ice cream cart I’d stop by your office.

      June 25, 2014
  32. oh yum!

    June 25, 2014
  33. Liz #

    You make ice cream every week? How awesome is that!! Will you be my best friend? 😉 Just so impressed–what a fun tradition. Do you always use Lebowitz’s recipes? What have been your favorites? Do you have a go-to recipe or do you always try something new? Hats of and kudos to you 😀

    And lol, couldn’t help googling after reading both of our posts and look what I found 😉 https://www.flickr.com/photos/daedrius/3404804144/

    June 26, 2014
    • Seaweed ice cream, gotta love that. I have heard of some very strange flavors. Saw an episode of Bizarre foods once and there was an ice cream made out of stinky raw fish. YUCK. Thanks so much Liz, making ice cream is fun. It goes so quickly in my house I have to make it weekly,

      June 26, 2014
  34. Now that we’re coming into summer in the mountains, it’s time to ramp up my ice cream – making! This looks so perfect for a summer evening!!

    June 26, 2014
  35. Oh yum, yum, yum! I have held out for years and not gotten an ice cream machine since the temptation to eat it 24/7 would be too great. But if and when I do get a machine, I am completely blaming it on you and all your wonderfully tempting ice cream recipes. I LOVE caramel and fudge together!
    Jessica

    June 26, 2014
    • Jessica thank you so much, how sweet. Well you can blame me, I’m happy to tempt with ice cream, LOL, thank you so much,

      June 26, 2014
  36. Oh my gosh Suzanne…. I was thinking the absolute opposite!! “Oh good!! She made ice cream again!!” I’m loving these wonderful ice creams that you make. This one looks so delicious….so refreshing. I love your photos… and I’m thinking that I’d like a big cone filled with a couple of big scoops of this beautiful caramel fudge swirl ice cream… A most perfect post. ❤

    June 26, 2014
    • Thank you so much Prudy, I am such an ice cream fanatic, love the stuff. Wish I could give you a big cone with two scoops!!

      June 26, 2014
  37. This is a wonderful, wonderful ice cream post… the pictures alone make me want to eat through the screen! Any recipe of David Lebovitz’s is a winner for me and those ribbons of deliciousness just seal the deal. Amazing combination of flavours Suz xx

    June 27, 2014
    • Thanks Laura, I love Davidi Lebovitz recipes especially his ice cream, always delicious.

      June 27, 2014
  38. Oh yes Suzanne, it is indeed perfection! And who could ever tire of another ice cream post! Not me!

    June 28, 2014
  39. You need to open up an ice cream shop, Suzanne!!

    June 29, 2014
  40. You have been a very busy girl. I agree with Patty (above) but think it should be a full dessert shop given your talents!

    June 30, 2014
  41. Your ice cream looks fantastic Suzanne! What ice cream maker do you have?

    July 1, 2014
    • Thank you Laila, I use the inexpensive Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, their most basic model. I’ve owned it and used it consistently for many years and it’s never failed me.

      July 1, 2014
  42. Looks gorgeous! Love ice creams 🙂

    July 24, 2014
    • Thanks so much Radhika, ice cream is one of my favorite things to eat.

      July 24, 2014

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