Birthday celebrations are always special, but a Golden Birthday needs something extra special. Toffee Crunch Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes were the perfect birthday celebration dessert for my nephew Brad’s Golden Birthday. Hard to believe he is 23 already……damn I’m old.
We planned a surprise get together with a group of Brad’s friends….thank you Quincy and gang for keeping the secret. A local restaurant was our secret location. Brad thought it was just a family thing, his Dad and girlfriend, and Tim and I. Brad was surprised and slightly relieved to have a his group of friends join in! Continue reading “Toffee Crunch Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes”
We all have memories of favorite foods and summertime. Fudgesicles are one of those memories for many of us. Caramel Fudgesicles are my take on a summertime classic.
It was either popsicles or fudgesicles in the summer time. Hot and humid is the rule n the Midwest and after a day of riding bikes, swimming, and doing what kids do in the summer, nothing satisfies like a cold treat.
We had popsicles a lot, but fudgesicles were cold and chocolate ….what was not to love. All that sticky sweet chocolatey goodness, trying not to lose a drop as it melted in the summer heat. Continue reading “Caramel Fudgesicles”
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
What can you say about ice cream that hasn’t already been said………Salted Caramel Ice Cream!
Ice cream always conjures up memories of childhood. We all had that place in our hometown where everyone went for ice cream cones or sundaes. It was a huge treat!
As adults though, we sometimes crave something more than chocolate or vanilla. Tim and I happen to love salted caramel. It started with Haagen Dazs gelato. The Salted Caramel flavor is to die for………my mission to recreate………. Salted Caramel Ice Cream is very close! It is not for those who are watching their weight, cholesterol, or fat intake, but if you want a sweet and salty ice cream treat this is right up your alley.
It is super easy to make, with just a few ingredients………one of which is Kraft Caramel Bits……..little caramel bits, that you do not have to unwrap or cut up……best idea ever Kraft!!!!
I made this using an ice cream maker………do yourself a favor and get one! They are very reasonably priced and you can make fresh ice cream, gelato, sorbet, or frozen yogurt anytime you want, in any flavor you want. Even if you only use it a few times a year it is well worth it.
So, get to your favorite store, buy an ice cream maker and make our Salted Caramel Ice Cream!
- 3/4 cup caramel bits
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1– 13oz. can dulce de leche
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- Stir 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of cream together in a medium bowl.
- Soften the dulce de leche in the microwave and whisk it into the milk/cream mixture until well blended. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for several hours.
- Once mixture is chilled, stir in the vanilla and a pinch of salt, using an ice cream machine according to manufactures directions pour mixture into machine.
- After ice cream is frozen but still soft, fold in the caramel bits.
- Place in a sealed container and freezer until ice cream reaches desired consistency.