Welcome to my ice cream maker dulce de leche toffee ice cream recipe.
Sometimes you just want that smooth ice cream that is oozing in a toffee flavour that is so addictive that you just can’t stop. Think the tubs of Mars Ice Cream or the tubs of Haagen Dazs, but one you have created yourself that you are really proud of the amazing flavour that you have created.
When I think of dulce de leche I always think of the soft scoop that you get at the ice cream bars here in Portugal. You will often pay a set price for three scoops of your choice. I am addicted to strawberry or weird flavours like bubble gum, the boys will always have chocolate and we will always all want dulce de leche because we love it so much.
So why dulce de leche rather than just plain old toffee ice cream?
Well dulce de leche is the name given to toffee ice cream served up in Spain, France, Portugal and a few other parts of continental Europe.
What we love is that we can get tubs of it here in Portugal for 60% less than what we pay for Ben & Jerry’s and similar brands, yet it never feels like you lose out in the quality department.
This is one of these ice creams that I have bought for years and years but never actually made by own. But thanks to Dominic and a lot of leftover toffee we decided to finally get around to it.
We must have done about 20 different ice creams in the ice cream maker this week as we test new recipes for our month dedicated to ice creams and milkshakes and this one is our favourite (so far) and when you taste it you will see why!
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Ice Cream Maker Dulce De Leche Toffee Ice Cream
- Start by making the toffee sauce. Add the sugar and water into a saucepan and place on high heat. Using a wooden spoon constantly stir until you see a slight change in the colour. Take it off the heat and add the butter. Wait until the butter has melted and make sure you stir it regularly. Once the butter has melted return it to the heat. Keep stirring and it will come to the boil. When it turns into a light brown colour add your milk. Keep stirring until you bring it back to the boil and take off the heat and keep stirring. You now have your lovely filling!
- Place the bottom of your pan into some cool water so that it can cool before you make dulce de leche with it.
- Gently add your sauce to your ice cream inside the ice cream maker and create swirls as you go so you have that lovely dulce de leche look.
- Place the ice cream maker on for 20 minutes to complete your ice cream.
- Place in the freezer for a couple of hours and then serve.