The word that comes to mind as I begin to describe this Salted Caramel Pecan ‘No Churn’ Ice Cream is…decadence. This ice cream is so rich, creamy and delicious it almost seems impossible that it is made without an ice cream maker!
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SO HOW DOES “NO CHURN” ICE CREAM WORK?
Well, it’s easy. You use a hand mixer or stand mixer (or even a whisk!) to whip up fresh organic whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla etc… then add any additions you like! In this case I used salted caramel and pecans. Then pour into a container, cover and freeze for at least four hours. Yep, that’s it. What you end up with is amazingly creamy, delicious ice cream, and no ice cream maker needed!
Need more ‘no churn’ ice cream recipes?
Check out my “Vanilla Bean” and my “Blueberry Swirl!”
TO MAKE YOUR OWN SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK OR NOT, THAT IS THE QUESTION:
This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk. Making your own is really easy, but of course you can buy store bought if you prefer. There are some really good organic brands out there! That said, this is how easy homemade sweetened condensed milk is to make: Put milk and organic sugar in a pot, bring to a simmer and leave alone for about 40-50 minutes. You can do whatever you want for that 40 minutes, just check on it here or there. Then cool before using in your ice cream. Easy as pie and you can find the recipe here.
The Salted Caramel:
Again you can make your own (I happen to have a tutorial) or you can buy organic salted caramel sauce from the store, which ever you prefer!
The Recipe: Salted Caramel Pecan ‘No Churn’ Ice Cream!
Tips and what you need: a hand mixer or stand mixer for ice cream base. If you don’t have a mixer you can even whisk cream by hand! To store ice cream I recommend a glass baking dish with lid or Tovolo Ice Cream Containers. I always recommend vanilla paste over extract, it has less alcohol so that vanilla flavor shines through! Plus it gives you those pretty vanilla flecks!
A rich, creamy, delicious homemade 'no churn' ice cream!
- 1 3/4 cups (14 oz) cold sweetened condensed milk (if making your own, see link above in blog post)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream (make sure it's very cold)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
- 7.5 oz salted caramel sauce (store bought or see link above to make your own
- 1/2 cup candied pecans
Place heavy whipping cream and vanilla paste or extract in the bowl of a stand mixer with whisk attachment (or use a bowl and hand mixer)
Beat on med//high speed until soft peaks form (this usually takes 2-3 minutes)
Add cold sweetened condensed milk and mix again until soft peaks form (2 minutes)
Heat salted caramel just enough to make it pourable, add pecans to caramel sauce and stir
Pour sauce into whipped cream mixture and stir gently
Pour into container, cover and place in freezer
Because caramel is heavier than whipped cream it will somewhat sink to the bottom, there is no way to prevent this, so what I recommend is this: after ice cream has been in the freezer for four hours (or overnight) pull it from the freezer and scoop it into another container, mixing it a little, then put back into the freezer.
Ice cream can stay in the freezer for up to 6 weeks
This DOES sound so decadent!! I am a sucker for caramel!
My family would love this salted caramel ice cream recipe! And I love that it doesn’t contain any thickeners or gums, like the store-bought version.
Thanks Meredith! I agree, those things are so not needed!
This looks/sounds absolutely, sinfully delightful!
It is…oh it definitely is!
This looks incredible! I’m just drooling over the salted caramel sauce. Can’t wait of it get hot so I can try this out.
I know, half the country is still in winter! But we are warm here…I always jump the gun!
Wow, your method for creating one’s own condensed milk sounds not only easy, but more delicious. This ice cream is so Yes Please!
Some of my favorite flavors are salted caramel and pecans. Even better in an ice cream!
This is such a lovely flavour combo for ice-cream! I just can’t wait for summer to arrive. For now I can admire your ice-cream and dream about summer!
This ice cream sounds so deliciously indulgent. I love something crunchy in my ice cream so your choice of flavour gets a huge thumbs up!
This sounds so delicious and even better that it’s no churn!
Summer is coming and the ice cream season is open. I am not a fan of store bought caramel, so i will make my own( dulce de leche is calling my name!).
Lol it’s always ice cream season at our house!
Linda, this looks so creamy!! And this flavor combination!! Yes please!