No-Ice-Cream-Maker Salted Caramel, Bourbon, Nutter Butter and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
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I was so in love with the last batch of ice cream I made, and wondered if it could be topped.
This one sure gave it a run for the money.
You can’t compare Funfetti, cake batter, and sprinkles with salted caramel, bourbon, and Nutter Butter cookies. Apples and oranges.
But it sure has been fun taste-testing. Good thing I don’t mind cardio and love to run.
It’s a no-cook recipe so you don’t have to stand around whisking eggs, cream, and sugar together, then having to wait for them to cool. I love time-savers.
And the recipe is written to reflect making it with or without an ice cream maker. From the comments on my last ice cream post, most people don’t have ice cream makers. I’m just doing my part to help you beat the heat with these ice cream recipes that can be made by everyone.
It’s dangerously easy, taking just minutes to make with two main ingredients – whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. If you can whip cream and stir in sweet milk and a kitchen sink full of add-ins, you can make this.
Whip the cream, fold in the sweetened condensed milk and bourbon. Use vanilla extract if you’re opposed to bourbon. Although, there’s just as much alcohol in vanilla extract as there is in bourbon. The bourbon is a background note, and adds wonderful depth of flavor, but skip it if you must.
Chop up Nutter Butters and dark chocolate, add sprinkles, and some salted caramel sauce.
Fold it all together. Be gentle. Don’t stir like you’re mashing potatoes. Take your time so that you don’t deflate the puffiness of the cream you just whipped. If you have an ice cream maker, the machine does the folding.
Transfer it to a container little by little, stopping to drizzle in some caramel sauce in every few cupfuls, so that when it’s done and you’re scooping out ice cream, there’s ribbons of caramel running through the ice cream.
The ice cream is beyond words creamy and rich. Cream, sweetened condensed milk, Bourbon, salted caramel, sprinkles, Nutter Butters and chocolate. Yeah. And so worth it.
There’s something for everyone, with so many textures and layers of flavor.
The chocolate sprinkles and chocolate chunks will keep the chocolate fans happy.
The salted caramel breaks up the sweetness from the sweetened condensed milk as does the dark chocolate.
The abundance or Nutter Butters in every bite add so much texture, crunch, and a pop of peanut butter flavor.
I was tempted to add actual peanut butter, but it would have dominated the flavor profile as peanut butter does. I wanted the creaminess of the ice cream, and the other ingredients to shine, too. The Nutter Butters are the perfect middle ground from both a flavor and texture standpoint.
The chocolate chunks and sprinkles stay crunchy, while the cookies soften just slightly after being soaked in the rich, luscious, creamy, salted caramel and bourbon bath.
And to think I spent most of my life not even being that into ice cream. I’ve been making up for lost time.
- 2 cups whipping cream or heavy whipping cream – for the No-Ice-Cream-Maker version (if using an ice cream maker, use 4 cups/1 quart)
- one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup bourbon (if omitting, use 2 tablespoons vanilla extract)
- 1 pound (16 ounce) package Nutter Butter cookies, or peanut butter-sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
- 9 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
- 3/4 cup+ chocolate sprinkles
- 8 ounces (salted) caramel sauce (use homemade, divided
- These directions (through number 6) reflect the No-Ice-Cream-Maker method.
- To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or large mixing bowl and hand mixer; or lots of elbow grease doing it by hand), whip 2 cups heavy cream to very stiff peaks, about 5 minutes on high power.
- Add half the can of sweetened condensed milk, bourbon (or vanilla), and fold gently to combine. After it’s combined, add the remaining sweet milk. Fold means turn the mixture over with a spatula from the bottom of the bowl up, rotate the bowl, repeat until the mixture is homogenous. The goal is to keep all that fluffy cream you just made as fluffy as possible. Take your time and be gentle. If your mixture has deflated or is on the soupy side, turn the mixer back on, and whip for another few minutes until it’s re-puffed.
- Add the cookies, chocolate, sprinkles, and drizzle about half the caramel sauce over it. Fold gently to combine.
- Transfer ice cream mixture to a freezer-safe 2-quart container with a lid or freezer-safe bowl that can be covered with plasticwrap. When you’re transferring the ice cream from mixing bowl to storage container, every few cupfuls, stop and drizzle some caramel sauce in, creating layers of caramel in the container.
- Cover and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until solid. Ice cream takes about 5 minutes to come up to room temperature to scoop it out without having to wrestle with a rock. Ice cream will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- If you are Using an Ice Cream Maker – Stir together 4 cups heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and bourbon. Stir in the add-ins as indicated in step 4. Follow processing directions on your ice cream maker, noting to chill the mixture if necessary before churning. After churning and as you’re transferring it into a container, layer in the remaining caramel sauce as indicated in step 5.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 744Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 716mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 5gSugar: 65gProtein: 11g
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Do you make ice cream? With or without an ice cream maker?
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Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July. I’ll be posting giveaways and recipes over the weekend – business as usual – so please check back.
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