Welcome to my ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s Inspired Caramel Chew Chew recipe.
If there is going to be one complaint about not getting favourite things here in Portugal it has to be the lack of Ben & Jerry’s and the high prices. I absolutely love Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and couldn’t imagine life without it.
It was after Dominic & I had first moved house that he introduced me to it. I had never had it before and he told me it was the best ever ice cream. I fell head over heels in love with it and blamed Dominic forever for getting me hooked on something that came out at more than 1000 calories a tub.
There was a few flavours I liked and the regular go to Ben & Jerry’s favourites was either Caramel Chew Chew or Cookie Dough, where as Dominic stuck to his love for Chocolate Brownie.
We then moved to Portugal and it was double the price and you could only get Cookie Dough & Chocolate Brownie. I always missed Caramel Chew Chew and used to dream about it!
Then in the summer of 2012 we were on holiday visiting family in Vermont and had the pleasure of visiting the Ben & Jerry’s factory. I think we left with about 10 different tubs because we couldn’t believe how many different flavours there were and even got the chance to test the latest one.
Since then we have made do, but decided that now we have this great ice cream maker that it would be wrong not to make our own. I find the homemade ice cream made with the ice cream maker is very much like the base of a Ben & Jerry’s and then you could simply add your favourite flavouring.
And this is what we did to re-create Caramel Chew Chew.
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- Chop your munchies in half so that the caramel is exposed. This will allow the caramel to mix in with the ice cream better.
- In your ice cream maker place your chocolate and vanilla ice cream and mix for 20 minutes in the ice cream machine.
- Freeze for an hour and then serve.
To make Caramel Chew Chew we used Munchies and homemade caramel. But you could use similar chocolate that has a caramel base.