Have you avoided making ice cream at home because you don’t have an ice cream maker and you can’t justify buying another piece of kitchen equipment you’ll only use on occasion? If so, you’ll want to give this easy 2-ingredient method inspired by the kitchn.com (see link below for attribution). This recipe builds upon their technique by adding a delicious salted caramel sauce and some chopped pecans. The results? Fantastic! If you love ice cream and a bit of salt in your snacks, you’ll want to give this one a try!
Ice cream base:
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cold heavy cream
1 t. vanilla extra [optional]
Salted Caramel Sauce:
1 cup white sugar
2 T. water
½ cup heavy cream
4 T. unsalted butter
1 t. fleur de sel salt
4 oz. chopped pecans
To prepare the salted caramel sauce, add heavy cream to a small saucepan and set the heat to low. The goal is to slightly warm the cream because you don’t want to add a cold dairy product to hot liquid.
Over medium-high heat, add the sugar and water to a heavy-bottomed saucepan and stir to combine. Stop stirring and bring to a boil.
Continue boiling until the mixture turns a deep amber color, then slowly whisk in the warmed cream until thoroughly incorporated. Remove from heat and add salt and butter. Stir until butter is totally incorporated into the mixture. Transfer to a serving dish or storage container and allow to cool while you prepare the ice cream.
For the ice cream, pour the sweetened condensed milk into a bowl and add the vanilla extract, if desired.
Whip the heavy cream in a large bowl with a hand mixer or immersion blender until still peaks form.
Add one scoop of the whipped cream to the bowl of condensed milk and mix it in. Then gently fold the rest of the whipped cream into the now lightened condensed milk. Thoroughly incorporate the whipped cream into the mixture, but do not overwork it to the point it loses its airiness.
Pour half of the whipped cream/condensed milk mixture into an 8” loaf pan. Drizzle the cooled salted caramel sauce over the milk mixture and spread the chopped pecans evenly over the entire surface. Top with remaining whipped cream/condensed milk.
Use a butter knife to incorporate the caramel sauce and pecans throughout the ice cream by pressing it down into the mixture and making sweeping “cuts” back and forth across the entire length of the pan.
Cover with wax paper and press down to remove any air pockets. Place in freezer for a minimum of 6 hours, but preferably overnight. Will last up to 2 weeks in the freezer. Store any remaining salted caramel sauce in an airtight container for up to one week.
1 cup hazelnuts, soaked in water overnight and roasted
2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey or desired sweetener to taste
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup coconut or almond milk
Mix in blender till done 🙂 Store in fridge for 2 weeks.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees , Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.
1 cup sour milk (1 Tbsp of vinegar to milk, let sit 5 minutes)
For the Streusel:
¾ cup (12 Tbsp) melted butter
1 cups light brown sugar
1½ cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
For the Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, mash bananas. Mix in butter until combined and then mix in sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla. With mixer running on low, carefully add flour and mix until just combined.
Prepare streusel by combining all the ingredients in a medium bowl, mix in the butter until a coarse crumb forms.
Pour ½ of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with ⅓ of the crumb mixture. Cover the filling with the remaining batter and top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 50-55 minutes until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for at least 1 hour.
Mix together the glaze ingredients and drizzle over the cake before serving.
*Boil 1 1/2 cups water.
*Combine sugar and cornstarch, add to water.
*Cook until thickened; add jello.
*Cool mixture; stir in strawberries.
*Pour into baked pie shell. Chil until set.
*Top with whipped cream to serve.
~Homemade Whipped Cream~
2 cups Heavy Cream (whipping cream)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
*Using and electric mixer, whip the cream to medium peaks. Add the sugar and vanilla, then whip to stiff peaks.
Here's a decadent flourless cake . It's a bit of an effort but oh so worth it! It just kinda melts in your mouth.
Unsweetened cocoa powder for dusting
15 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (food processor works great!)
(I used half unsweetened chocolate blocks and half semi-sweet
18 Tbls. (2 1⁄4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
7 egg yolks
9 Tbls. granulated sugar
1 1⁄2 Tbls. dark rum or brewed espresso (optional)
(I used really strong instant coffee)
1 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
5 egg whites, at room temperature
3 cups raspberries
Confectioners' sugar for dusting
Preheat an oven to 300ºF. Grease a spring-form pan and dust with cocoa powder.
In the top pan of a double boiler, combine the chocolate and butter. Set the top pan over but not touching barely simmering water in the bottom pan and melt, then whisk until well blended. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together the egg yolks, 6 Tbls. of the granulated sugar, the dark rum or coffee, vanilla and salt on medium-high speed until pale and very thick, 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually pour in the chocolate mixture and continue beating until well blended.
In a deep, clean bowl, using a mixer fitted with a clean whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Gradually add the remaining 3 Tbls. granulated sugar and continue to beat until medium-firm peaks form, about 2 minutes. Scoop half of the egg whites onto the chocolate mixture and fold them in gently. Fold in the remaining whites just until no streaks remain.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake until the torte puffs slightly and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out very moist but not liquid, about 40 minutes. Do not overcook. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes.
To remove the pan sides, set the pan on a can and let the sides slide down. Let the torte cool completely, then cover and refrigerate until very cold, at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
Just before serving, garnish the torte with the raspberries and dust with confectioners' sugar.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Dessert, by Abigail Johnson Dodge (Simon & Schuster, 2002).