Thursday, November 3, 2011

Nutty Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

What's your favorite ice cream flavor ? I remember when I was young , I always bought strawberry ice cream from the shop that sells Magnolia ( the best and popular brand at that time ) and eventhough there's much more exciting flavor like rocky road - I'll always chose strawberry :D Few walks away from that shop there's this ice cream shop called Coney Island ( Idon't know why it never made into a franchise tsk ) they have exotic flavor such as pistachio ( that's the only flavor that I remembered besides my fave strawberry from that shop :P :D ) . I eaten pistachio ice cream not knowing what pistachio was at that time - uhm no google at that time hee hee and I can't even pronounced it properly heh !- except it looks gorgeous with it's lovely almost green color ( maybe they added food coloring ) and it's taste absolutely delicious !

I'm not planning to make this ice cream actually but when I check *sigh* Haagen Dazs :D shop , all I saw was DULCE de LECHE flavor with it's lovely dulce de leche swirl - I tell you -what person in her right mind could resist ? Of course I had to drag myself away and kept telling myself it's too expensive for 1 measly scoop ? Yeah yeah tsk tsk So when I arrived home I googled dulce de leche ice cream :D

The color of my homemade dulce de leche didn't stand a chance , the cream and milk mixture drowned out the color :P But of course it's still taste awesome :D I could drink it right then and there but that will defeat the purpose :D

I just used 1 can and that's only about a cup and maybe that's the reason why the ice cream is so light in color :P The churning time was nearly an hour compare to my usual 20-40 minutes . Even after that too long churning , the ice cream mixture was still quiet soft when I tranferred it to a container and I can't ripple my reserved ddl properly tsk tsk . Note to self -it really needs exactly 1 2/3 cup not a measly 1 cup :P :D I didn't have enough pecans so I added walnuts and almonds .

Yield : 1 1/2 quarts or about 6 cups

Recipe from Gourmet

2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 2/3 cups dulce de leche
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans , toasted

* Bring milk and cream into a boil in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat , remove from heat then whisk in dulce de leche until dissolved . Whisk in vanilla , then transfer to a metal bowl . Quick chilll by putting the mixture in a larger bowl of ice and cold water , stirrring occasionally until cold , about 15 to 20 minutes .
* Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker until almost firm then fold in the chopped pecans .
* Transfer into the container and put in the freezer to harden , at least an hour .

One round perfect scoop

Another scoop , to show a glob not a swirl of dulce de leche :P ok ok that's an excuse so that I can eat another scoop hee hee


  1. your ice cream is so tempting, actually i thinking to make DDL soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I will take the round scoop and also the one with the blob-my tummy can't see, it only tastes! This is a delicious blend of flavors, I love pecans and dulce de leche. Yum!

  3. oooo so jealous of your ice cream maker! this looks fantastic...and don't feel bad about loving strawberry, my favorite flavor is VANILLA! :)