Caramel Ice Cream With Caramel Swirl

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
3 scoops Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl in a white bowl.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl. 

Please pass the spoon.

Ice cream is an easy way to the hubby's heart, it speaks his love language. 

The kids love to help make ice cream and it is so super easy. A double win, win!  

I love homemade ice cream simply because I know what is in it and there is no added chemicals to maintain freshness and it simply tastes better. 

Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl is the best way to end a hot summers day. Store bought ice cream just can't compare.

Sorry the pictures are old. Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl was originally published 06/13/12. I wanted to re-share the recipe with the easy printable recipe card incase you missed this the first time.


Pour cream and milk in to large sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.


In a heat proof container mix eggs and sugar.


Stir simmering milk into egg yolks a 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly until 2 cups cream has been added. 

Stir milk/egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan. 

Return to a simmer over medium heat. Cook about 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.


Stir in Caramel Sauce until dissolved.


Add vanilla and refrigerate  until cold or place in the freezer to cool faster for about 1-1 1/2 hours. 

If using the freezer option please watch closely so it doesn't freeze.


Place cooled custard into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers directions for 20 minutes. 

Then drizzle in caramel. 


Or if looking for larger caramel swirls stir in by hand. Place ice cream into a freezer proof container. (I use a old yogurt container. 

Freeze for 2 hours minimum and 5 hours for a nice hard ice cream.


If you have one of these munchkins around your house you can let them clean the beaters to save on dishes. Ha..Ha.. Just kidding I still had to wash it when he was done!

Scoop and enjoy!

Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl is a definitely a year around favorite! We make it when the weather's hot, but also love it for Thanksgiving and Christmas with  Caramel Apple Pie or Caramel Apple Cobbler.

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Author: Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl

Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl

Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl is the best ice cream recipe for a hot summer day from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 10 MinInactive time: 6 HourTotal time: 6 H & 25 M


  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 2 1/4 cups Whole Milk
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 whole Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Caramel Sauce


  1. In a large sauce pan heat cream, and milk over medium heat. Bring to a simmer.
  2. In a heat proof bowl add sugar, and egg yolks. Stir until combined. Stir a 1/4 cup at a time simmering milk into the egg/sugar mixture to temper, stirring constantly, until a total of 2 cups milk/cream has been stirred in. While stirring add egg/cream mixture back into the simmering cream. Return to a simmer. Simmer for about 2 minutes, until slightly thickened and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in caramel, and vanilla, until caramel is dissolved.
  4. Place cream mixture into the refrigerator, until cold. Or into the freeze for 1-1 1/2 hours, until cold. (If using the freezer watch carefully not to freeze.
  5. If caramel is too cold to drizzle soften caramel sauce in a pan over low heat, until caramel sauce forms a thick drizzle.
  6. Place cold cream mixture into an ice cream maker. Follow manufacturers instructions, and process for 20 minutes, until thickened like soft serve.
  7. Fold remaining caramel sauce into the ice cream by hand for caramel swirl.
  8. Place ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours and for a harder ice cream 5-6 hours.


For Vanilla Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl skip adding the caramel to the ice cream base and just swirl in all the caramel sauce.

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3 scoops Caramel Ice Cream with Caramel Swirl in a white bowl.


  1. Oh so yummy! Deliciousness. I'm with you, love the homemade kind, so much better for you. Great pics sweetie! You just keep getting better and better. Hugs!

  2. Hi Serena, your ice cream look extremely good. Very refreshing for our crazy weather now. I love homemade ice cream too, it's fresh and we know what ingredients is added inside the ice cream.

    I'm currently in ice cream mode too. :)

    Have a nice day.

  3. I could gain some weight hanging around your blog!
    Hi Serena, Grandkids are great inspiration for being creative. Thanks for the kind words.

  4. Looks awesome! Wish I had an ice cream maker.

  5. I would have a hard time waiting the minimum time let alone a whole 5 hours to eat this delicious ice cream!

  6. This ice cream looks delicious, sure this will be 100% better than ice cream available in the store.

  7. I am making it today and will post pictures if they look anything like ice cream, promise. I LOVE the flavors of caramel and vanilla!

    Please don't forget t check your nomination:

  8. MMM! I'm not a big fan of ice cream, but I love caramel everything! Sounds sooo delicious. So glad you shared this tasty treat at Weekend Potluck.

  9. So I've never made homemade ice cream due to my lack of an ice cream maker...must rectify that soon! I really want to try this, I love caramel.

  10. I cannot wait till I get all my kitchen stuff unpacked so I can give this ice cream a taste test! ;) I am so sorry I didn't stop by last week and leave a comment say that I featured this recipe last week at my Unveil Your Genius link party.
    (I know you saw it bc of your sweet comment...I feel horrible! I'm right in the middle of a move and I've been a slacker!) I hope you'll link up again soon!

  11. Delicious Serena, I am going to make it I will add some cashew along with it. My hubby is asking for this recipe for long time.


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