If you are looking for the perfect summer dessert this Salted Caramel Ice Cream Shake with Chopped Chocolate is it!
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We are a family that loves the beach. Whether we are vacationing on the West Coast or the East Coast we spend a lot of time with the grandkids in the sun and on the sand…
…and playing in the water…
… or flying kites…
…or dealing with the occasional wardrobe malfunction…
But after a day on the beach we more often than not end up at some version of an ice cream or shake shack, and I never indulge. Why? It certainly isn’t because of my amazing discipline lol. You see on more than one occasion I have been accused of being a food snob, and you know what I have to say about that? GUILTY. AS. CHARGED. If I am going to have a treat, it’s going to be a magnificent treat. One for the books. A mind blower. Like this Salted Caramel Ice Cream Shake with Chopped Chocolate!
When it Comes to Desserts My Motto is Go Big or Go Home!
When I want a dessert, I want one that is really worth the indulgence and this Salted Caramel Ice Cream Shake with Chopped Chocolate is so, so, so worth it! Layers of the creamiest best quality vanilla bean ice cream shake, separated by salted caramel and chopped chocolate and then topped with vanilla bean whipped cream, and then more salted caramel and more chopped chocolate. Forget the straw, just grab a spoon because this shake is so thick a straw just won’t do! Two spoons would be even better. You know you can’t devour this all by yourself…even though I admit, I did. Please don’t judge me.
The Recipe: Salted Caramel Ice Cream Shake with Chopped Chocolate!
Tips and what you will need: use the best quality Ice Cream you can find. How good the shake is depends on how good the ice cream is. I used Three Twins Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream! You can use my homemade salted caramel sauce, or have one delivered to your door. You will need: a good quality blender. I use a Blendtec and love it. If you have always wanted a Blendtec but it wasn’t in the budget, you may wish to consider a Blendtec Total Blender Certified Refurbished. I used a ketchup bottle to drizzle caramel but you can use a spoon.
In short, this is the most amazing shake you will ever have.
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- drop of vanilla paste or extract
- 1 pint of the best vanilla bean ice cream you can find
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup salted caramel sauce store bought or my homemade recipe, linked above
- 1/4 cup whipped cream
- 1/4 cup chopped chocolate
Place ingredients in a bowl and whisk vigorously until peaks form.
Warm salted caramel sauce.
Place ice cream and whole milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour 1/3 of the shake into a jar, drizzle caramel sauce around the edges of jar and sprinkle with chopped chocolate.
Pour anther 1/3 of shake into the jar, drizzle caramel and chocolate around the edge of the jar again.
Pour the rest of the shake in and top with whipped cream, caramel and remaining chocolate. Serve and loosen your belt.
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Go big or go home should be everyones when it comes to tasty treats.
That looks AMAZING! I’m usually not a huge sweets person, but this pregnancy has had me craving everything sweet in sight. Caramel is always a must! 🙂
This looks soooo decadent and delicious! My husband would LOVE this!
This looks so delicious and indulgent! Haha the one photo cracked me up my youngest son had similar wardrobe malfunctions when we went to the beach lol Glad you all had fun!
It happens to everyone at least once right?
I’m dying over this milkshake – it’s all the best flavors!!!
“When I want a dessert, I want one that is really worth the indulgence” – Same here! I really enjoy chocolate and when it’s paired with a little salt? All the better!
I know! I would rather have one incredible dessert a month than 30 taht are eh…
Oh my that looks amazing, you’ve definitely gone big! And the wardrobe malfunction got a giggle 🙂
Yum!!!!! Must have nowwwww..
I love salted caramel anything! This looks SOOOO good! And what a find time at the beach with those cute kids.
Yes so fun!
Thanks for sharing your beachy day!!
Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.
The dessert? I’m with you.. One glorious dessert a month and make it wildly fabulous.. like this one!
I am especially fond of sweet n’ salty. You’ve got that covered for sure. YUM!
I love sweet and salty too Carol:)
This looks amazing, Linda. I so love healthier alternatives for treats, and caramel and chocolate are definitely favorites. I love your beach pictures too! I can’t get enough beach, myself. 🙂 <3
This looks like decadence itself!
Lawdy this looks to die for. I wish I could do dairy because I would be all over this.
My condolances. But it may still be good with coconut milk ice cream and the dairy free version of my caramel sauce???
Oh sea salt! You make this milkshake perfect. Love that mounded dripping goodness, and the texture of the caramel!! I’m glad to hear you ate it afterwards! 😉
Haha! I don’t know how glad I was but it sure was good lol.
Oh my this looks dangerously good! Adding it to my recipe book.
SWOON!!! LOVE, love, L.O.V.E this!!! You know I love me some ice cream and milkshakes 🙂
Coming form the master at frozen desserts that means a lot!
Holy moly does this ice cream shake look good! No problem being picky or a snob 😉 when it comes to fabulous tasting food. This dessert is my kind of treat!
Love “go big or go home” with your desserts! I am with you. I would have finished the whole thing myself too.
I like it when people agree with me:)
We always end up at an ice cream stand after the beach too and I’m the same, I never get it because it’s just not worth it. Now this conconction, looks worth every last little calorie!