Our favorite flavor in haagen-dazs icecream is dulce de leche and I wanted to re-create it at home. Do u remember my earlier post for home made dulce de leche ? . I made Dulce De Leche from two 14 oz condensed milk cans and tried this icecream twice using Milk once, and then with half and half.First time I made it, it got vanished from the freezer in about 1 week and it tasted damn delicious. Check the notes section for my favorite version . The basic recipe is taken from my earlier Creamy Latte pop recipe.
Dulce De Leche ( prepared from 14 oz condensed milk can) or use store bought
1 1/2 cups Whole Milk / 1 cup Half and Half
1 cup Heavy whipping Cream
1 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. Corn starch (optional)
1. In a pan, bring the dulce de leche , milk and boil, just until the dulce de leche melts and blends with the milk or half and half. Switch off the flame and bring it to room temperature and add the heavy whipping cream, corn starch( if using) and the vanilla.
2. Using an ice-cream maker – Transfer the mixture to the icecream maker ( I used kitchen aid icecream maker) and churn and churn until it forms a soft icecream consistency. Serve immediately or transfer to a freezer proof bowl annd freen for later use.
Without an ice-cream maker – Transfer the ingredients to a freezer proof metallic bowl and freeze. Remove every one hour once and break the ice crystals by beating it with a hard spatula. Repeat this for 4 to 5 times.
- Using Half and Half yields a much creamier ice-cream, but I prefer going with whole milk in my next attempt also. The dulce de leche icecream made with the whole milk is the winner as it is much darker in color and tasted somewhere closer to haagen-daz ( I missed clicking the picture when I prepared them ,as I made them without the icecream maker and with whole milk, it melted much faster) .
- Using the icecream maker really does make a lot of difference, especially with the texture and the few extra minute standing still at room temperature .
- Do not attempt this recipe using low fat / fat free milk.