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Salted Caramel Ice Cream


Super quick and easy homemade salted caramel ice cream with flaky sea salt and from-scratch caramel ribbons. If you’d like extra caramel for topping, double the caramel sauce part!


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) real butter
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • flaky sea salt (like Maldon) to taste
  • To make ice cream, whisk together all ice cream ingredients and process in your ice cream maker.
  • For caramel, heat butter, brown sugar and cream in a pot on the stove top, stirring until melted and smoothed. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt to taste. Start with 1/4 teaspoon salt and add more if desired. Cool to room temperature.
  • When ice cream is finished churning, layer it in a freezer-safe container and drizzle caramel in as you go. If desired, sprinkle in a little bit of flaky sea salt as well.
  • Freeze until firm and serve with additional caramel if desired.