Caramel Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

This past weekend was spent hanging out with my kids. It was father’s day weekend, and I wanted to do something special with them. I always think what I can do with them in the kitchen, whether it is making pizza dough, or helping out mixing something for a special recipe. So with my recent purchase of an ice cream maker, I thought that I would bring in one of the kids and ask what they wanted for ice cream. The result was a chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and a caramel crunch. A perfect treat for all of my sweet tooth’s!

Caramel Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of cold chocolate milk
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Morsels
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows
  • Homemade Caramel (see below)

Begin by freezing the ice cream bowl, as it is very important that it is completely frozen. Begin by adding the milk and sugar to a mixing bowl, and do just that, mix with a whisk until all of the sugar dissolves. Add in the heavy cream. Assemble your ice cream maker, and turn it on, adding in your mixture.

During this time make the caramel.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water

Begin by getting a large, heavy saucepan on the stove, adding the sugar and 1/4 cup of the water. Bring this to a boil on medium heat. You will notice about after five minutes, the sugar will begin to turn color. During this time, us the remaining water, and with a cooking brush, brush down the sides of the pot.

Keep on eye on the caramel, and swirl your pot a bit to even things out and prevent the caramel from burning.

Caramel Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream

Next, I add the caramel mixture into the ice cream mixer. Why? Because it hardens in like one second. Quickly remove the block of caramel and let the chocolate mixture continue to spin. Add the hardened caramel into a ziploc bag and with a mallet, crush it, then add back into the ice cream mixture. Add in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Give a good stir.

Remove, and place the bowl back in the freezer for up to two hours. Scoop and enjoy!

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

2 thoughts on “Caramel Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream”

  1. Happy Father’s Day !!! The ice cream looks delishious, the kiddos are so cute and I am glad that they help you out in the kitchen. I love to get my kids involved and can’t wait till they do the dishes 😉

    P.S. Sorry I posted it on the wrong spot before… please ignore

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