Easy Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

You need just three ingredients for this easy salted caramel ice-cream so you can whip it up in a jiffy. Enjoy it plain or add chocolate chips and pecan pieces for turtle ice-cream.

Four scoops of salted caramel ice-cream in a green and white bowl. There are three scoops on the bottom and one on top

A few months ago Dilettante chocolates contacted me to do a post. I’ve had their chocolates before. Kids around here sell them for school fundraisers and I’m a sucker for school fundraisers – especially if they involve chocolate.

I already knew Dilettante chocolate bars were high quality so I asked to try their sauces and espresso beans. They sent me a few of their desert toppings and a bag of their chocolate covered espresso beans.

This is a shot from above. There is a stainless steel ice-cream scoop on the left and a rectangular ceramic dish with salted caramel ice-cream in th middle. There is a small stack of dark blue bowls in the upper left corner and two spoons in the lower right corner.

The Sea Salted Caramel Sauce Dessert Topping is also incredible. It’s much thicker than other brands’ caramel sauces. In fact, I’m thinking about putting the rest of the jar in the fridge to make it more solid so I can use it as a filling for chocolates.

I’ve been having problems with my oven. It was heating up but not holding the temperature. The repair man told me that the control panel was going and they don’t make replacement parts for my oven any more.

It completely died on Thanksgiving morning. It’s a wall oven so I had to special order a new one. That one won’t be here until December 5 so I’ll be concentrating on no-bake desserts for a while.

This is a photo of a bowl of salted caramel ice-cream. Salted caramel sauce is being drizzled on the ice cream from a spoon at the top of the photo. The jar of salted caramel is in the background on the left.

I made a wonderful turtle ice-cream in September. It starts with homemade caramel and that requires attention. With the holidays, I’m short on attention so it’s time to streamline.

The other thing I love about this easy salted caramel ice-cream is its versatility. I added some milk chocolate chips to mine for a caramel candy flavor. You can add toasted pecans for a butter pecan flavor or add both for a pecan turtle flavor. Or, just enjoy it plain. You really can’t go wrong.

Four scoops of salted caramel ice-cream in a green and white bowl. There are three scoops on the bottom and one on top. The bowl is in the lower right corner of the photo and a jar of Delettante salted caramel sauce is in the background on the left side of the photo.

Of course I did some taste-testing while I was making this. The hot milk with caramel sauce makes a wonderful winter drink. You could think of it as a hot caramel instead of a hot chocolate. Top it with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce for a holiday treat.

I hope you enjoy this as much as my neighbors and I did!

easy salted caramel ice-cream

Four scoops of salted caramel ice-cream in a green and white bowl. There are three scoops on the bottom and one on top
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Dilettante Salted Caramel Sauce
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream


  1. Heat the milk so that it is hot to the touch. Stir in the salted caramel sauce until it is completely dissolved in the hot milk.
  2. Mix in the cold whipping cream.
  3. If needed, refrigerate to get it cold enough for your ice-cream maker.
  4. Freeze according to ice-cream maker directions.
  5. If desired, add 1 cup milk chocolate chips and 1 cup pecans when the ice-cream is almost frozen.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

You can buy a single jar of Dilettante Sea Salted Caramel Sauce for $9.50 on their website.

While you’re on the Dilettante site, check out their Ephemere Dark Chocolate Dessert Topping. It literally is truffles in a jar! I plan on making another ice-cream recipe featuring this decadent topping (if I can keep myself from eating it plain).

And, don’t forget the chocolate covered espresso beans. I’ll be ordering some of those for stocking stuffers since I had to chase Becks away from the ones they sent me.



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