Thursday, July 26, 2012

Salted Carmel Ice Cream

1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp flaky sea salt - such as fleur de sel
Heat sugar in a medium/large size heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly with wooden sppon, until it starts to "melt".  Continue stirring until it's a dark amber color. Once you get the color you're looking for, remove from heat quickly to prevent burning and slowly whisk in cream a little at a time until fully disolved then stir in salt.  Pour into a glass bowl and place into a larger bowl filled with ice to stop the cooking process. 
Chill completely.  Once chilled mix with Ben & Jerry's base (below) and add to ice cream maker.

Ben & Jerry's Sweet Cream BaseIngredients
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk

Beat eggs on medium for 90 seconds, until light and fluffy.
Gradually whisk in the sugar until fully blended, about 1 minute more.
Add the milk and cream.
Add to your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions. 

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