This homemade Dulce de Leche Ice Cream recipe has only 2 ingredients, takes just minutes to prep, and it's NO CHURN! Does easy caramel ice cream get any better than that? Oh yeah, no messy rock salt and ice to dispose of afterward! Bonus!
As much as I love chocolate, I love caramel and dulce de leche flavors more.
The combination of the air from the whipped cream and the rich, intense flavors of dulce de leche (basically caramelized sweetened condense milk) produces the same creamy texture of homemade, churned ice cream.
No ice cream freezer needed for this simple, easy ice cream made in a loaf pan.
Dulce de leche is a pantry staple
I keep this as a staple in my pantry for many recipes. For a quick and easy dulce de leche sauce for desserts, thin it down with whipping cream or half and half until desire consistency....that's it!
Pour over vanilla ice cream or plain cheesecake. Yum!
Where can I buy a can of dulce de leche?
Larger grocery stores and Latin markets sell La Lechera brand canned dulce de leche for about $3.00.
The canned dulce de leche is so convenient so don't have to make your own, making this recipe even easier. You can also purchase it here on Amazon.
Can I make my own from a can of sweetened condensed milk?
Yes. You won't believe how easy it is! You literally place a can of Eagle brand (or any brand) of sweetened condensed milk (paper wrapper off but unopened) in a slow cooker; cover with water and cook on low for 8 hours. When you open the can with a can opener, you magically have homemade dulce de leche!
What's the shortcut?
So many shortcuts in this easy recipe:
- Only 2 ingredients
- No churn means no ice cream freezer
- No messy rock salt and ice to dispose of
- It's a make ahead to save time on day you serve it
- Canned Dulce de Leche saves loads of time making the homemade version
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2 Ingredient Dulce de Leche Ice Cream
- Hand mixer
- 1 13.2-oz can dulce de leche (sold with sweetened condensed milk)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Spoon dulce de leche into a medium size bowl. Add 1/3 cup whipping cream and stir until smooth.
- Pour remaining 1 2/3 cups whipping cream in a medium size mixing bowl with high sides and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until whipping cream starts to thicken. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Fold whipped cream into dulce de leche mixture just until white streaks are gone.
- Spread mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan or 8x8 pan; cover with plastic wrap and freeze 4 hours or until firm. Scoop into bowls and enjoy!
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