Two ice cream posts in one week?! I know! I thought that in celebration of the first day of summer you all could use something cold and delicious today! As I mentioned earlier this week, ice cream is probably one of my favorite treats to eat, not just during the summer, but any time. I think that my favorite flavor is anything with fudge, caramel, pecans or cashews. Or any combination of these ingredients.
One of my favorite combinations is pairing salty with sweet, which makes today’s recipe pretty amazing. I found a jar of salted caramel sauce a few weeks back at Trader Joe’s and this ice cream was what instantly came to mind. Pair that with whole, salted cashews and you have the perfect balance of salty and sweet.
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- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup salted caramel sauce
- ½ cup whole, salted cashews
- In a medium saucepan combine the cream, ½ cup of the granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil, turn off the heat and let sit for 1 hour.
- In a small bowl, combine the eggs and the remaining ½ cup sugar and beat to a homogeneous consistency.
- Bring the cream mixture back to a boil and turn the heat off. Immediately strain and whisk a third of the cream mixture into the egg-sugar mixture and then immediately whisk the egg mixture back into the remaining cream mixture.
- Chill the mixture overnight in the refrigerator.
- Churn the chilled mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions. In the last few minutes of the churning process, add in the cashews.
- Place the ice cream back into a freezer-safe container. Pour the caramel sauce on top and use a knife to swirl the caramel into the ice cream. Freeze for 1-2 additional hours before serving.
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