Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

If I’m having a no holds brunch with French toast, mimosas, maple bacon and a yogurt parfait, I have to finish it with a delicious espresso drink. If we’re going to indulge, we may as well go all the way, right?! A caramel macchiato hits all the right notes: rich espresso balanced with cream, caramel and vanilla. That all sounds like a perfect ice cream too. I know many have told me they don’t like coffee and will want to leave the instant coffee out. You can of course do that, but when it is mixed together with these flavors, you won’t be thinking about coffee. Instead, your only thought will be: where can I hide and eat this all by myself?!

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Caramel macchiato ice cream with caramel sauce drizzled on top in a clear glass with a second glass full of ice cream in background as well as extra homemade caramel sauce in a jar and an ice cream scoop on a marble surface

Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream

  • Author: Kaleb Wyse
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups
  • Category: Ice Cream
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A caramel macchiato in ice cream form is just what the world needs! This coffee-flavored ice cream, layered with caramel sauce is just what every breakfast-inspired ice cream lover needs!


Ingredients

For the ice cream

  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 recipe caramel sauce (recipe below)

For the caramel sauce

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

For the ice cream

  1. In a 4 quart saucepan, whisk 2 cups milk, heavy cream, corn syrup, sugar and salt. Set over medium heat. Watch closely and whisk often.
  2. Whisk together the cornstarch and reserved 2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Then set by the saucepan.
  3. As the mixture comes to a low boil, whisk to ensure all the sugar is dissolving. Allow to boil slowly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Return to heat and whisk until the ice cream is bubbling throughout.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and instant coffee granules. Stir until the coffee has dissolved.
  5. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Then pour into an airtight container through a strainer just in case there are any lumps.
  6. Chill at least 6 hours.
  7. While chilling, make the caramel sauce. A favorite store-bought variety can also be used.
  8. When the ice cream base has chilled, remove from the refrigerator and pour into ice cream maker.
  9. Follow the instructions with your maker as they can vary depending on the manufacturer. Insert the paddle and churn until thick. In a KitchenAid ice cream attachment, this takes about 25-30 minutes.
  10. When the ice cream has churned, scoop into an airtight freezer container, layering the ice cream with the prepared caramel.
  11. Freeze 4-6 hours before enjoying to ensure it is at a good scooping consistency.

For the caramel sauce

  1. Combine the sugar and corn syrup in an 8-inch skillet or shallow saucepan.
  2. Melt slowly over medium heat. As the edges begin to melt and turn amber in color, scrape to the center of the skillet.
  3. When all the sugar is melted and is a deep amber color, remove from the heat.
  4. Drizzle in heavy cream, 2 tablespoons at a time, stirring after each addition until the caramel is smooth. If the cream seizes and creates hard caramel pieces, gently stir over low heat until smooth.
  5. When all the cream is added and the caramel is smooth, add the butter, vanilla and salt. Stir until the butter is melted.
  6. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use. This will store up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 233
  • Sugar: 24.6g
  • Sodium: 384.3mg
  • Fat: 13.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 42.9mg

Keywords: caramel macchiato

Caramel macchiato ice cream with caramel sauce drizzled on top in a clear glass with a second glass full of ice cream in background as well as extra homemade caramel sauce in a jar and an ice cream scoop on a marble surface

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