This Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream is loaded with chocolate and caramel flavor. It is the perfect way to beat the summer heat.

Scoops of chocolate caramel ice cream on a cone
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This caramel chocolate ice cream recipe is loaded with flavor. The texture is creamy and is made easily with simple ingredients. If you love chocolate ice cream, then you must try adding in the caramel sauce. You might also like Snickers Ice Cream Recipe, Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Recipe and Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream.

Why This Recipe Works

This ice cream is simple to make, and no fancy ice cream maker is needed. Homemade ice cream is easier than you think with these easy step by step instructions. The results are rich and delicious.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, caramel sauce, salt
  • Heavy Whipping Cream. Make sure it is cold.
  • Powdered Sugar. Sift before using if needed to remove lumps.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk. This gives the ice cream its sweetness and it’s so delicious.
  • Dutch Process Cocoa Powder. Dutch Process Cocoa has a nuttier flavor.
  • Caramel Sauce. You can use store bought or make Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe.

Get the complete ingredients for the recipe at the bottom of the page.

Recipe Variations

  • Chopped Candy – If you have leftover candy, chop it up and mix it into your ice cream. We recommend mini kit-kats, mini Reese’s cups, or heath bars.
  • Cookies – If you have cookies chop them up and mix them in to your ice cream. Try Mini Oreo cookies or Mini chocolate chip cookies.
  • Fun Sprinkles – Everyone loves sprinkles in their ice cream. Add some in to create a fun and festive ice cream.
  • Chopping Nuts – Add in some chopped peanuts or sliced almonds to create a nice crunch to your ice cream.

How to Make Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream

Mixing bowl with heavy cream and powdered sugar.

Step 1. Mix the Heavy Cream and Powdered Sugar. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar. It will take about five minutes until the cream forms stiff peaks. 

Cocoa powder and other ingredients mixed into bowl.

Step 2. Next, mix in additional ingredients. Gently fold in the condensed milk, cocoa powder, and half of the caramel sauce. I like to use a large spoon or spatula. Gently fold the mixture until there aren’t any clumps.

Ice Cream mixture spread into pan.

Step 3. Spread the ice cream mixture into a loaf pan. Then drizzle the remaining caramel over the top of the ice cream. Freeze for at least 5 hours but I prefer overnight.

Ice Cream being scooped.

Step 4. Scoop and enjoy.

Ice Cream Topping Ideas

  • Caramel Drizzle – This ice cream is great topped with an extra drizzle of caramel. You can also drizzle with salted caramel sauce.
  • Chocolate Chips – Top the ice cream with chopped chocolate chips or and some shaved chocolate.
  • Hot Fudge – Drizzle the top with Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe for added flavor.
  • Whipped Cream – I love topping this ice with Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe and cherries for delicious flavor.
  • Fresh Fruit – Add fresh fruit to your ice cream. We recommend sliced strawberries or bananas.
Chocolate caramel ice cream in a loaf pan with a scoop of ice cream

Storage

Place inside a container with an freezer safe air tight lid or cover with plastic wrap. This will prevent it from getting freezer burn.

How Long Will Homemade Ice Cream Last?

You can store this ice cream for up to 1 month in the freezer when covered with plastic wrap. 

Scoops of chocolate caramel ice cream in a bowl

Expert Tips

  • Scooping Ice Cream – Depending on the temperature of your freezer, you may need to let your ice cream sit on the counter for a few minutes before scooping it.
  • Adding the Salt – The salt helps balance the sweetness from the condensed milk and caramel, so the ice cream isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.
  • Ice Cream Bases – We love that this is a basic ice cream base. But you can easily add in chocolate chip or other types of syrup.
  • Frozen Bowl – Use a frozen bowl to mix together ingredients. I like to freeze my bowl for 24 hours prior to using. This will help the mixture to freeze even better.
  • Quality Ingredients – Try to use the best quality ingredients you can find. Since this recipe calls for so few ingredients, it is helpful to use high quality ones.
  • Heavy Cream – Do not substitute regular milk for the heavy whipping cream. It will not result in the same creamy texture.
  • Mixing Ingredients – When combining the chocolate mixture and the whipped cream, do not over mix. Stir until the ingredients are combined.
Scoops of chocolate caramel ice cream on a cone

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Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream

4.67 from 3 votes
This Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream is loaded with chocolate and caramel flavor. It is the perfect way to beat the summer heat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Set Time in Freezer 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 669

Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ powdered sugar
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
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Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar for about five minutes until the cream forms stiff peaks.
  • Gently fold in the condensed milk, cocoa powder, and half of the caramel sauce using a large spoon or spatula. Gently fold the mixture until no dry clumps of cocoa powder remain and the ingredients are homogenous.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into a 9×5 inch loaf pan and drizzle the remaining caramel over the top of the ice cream. Allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for 5 hours.
  • Scoop and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can store this ice cream for up to 1 month in the freezer when covered with plastic wrap. 
Depending on the temperature of your freezer, you may need to let your ice cream sit on the counter for a few minutes before scooping it.
This ice cream is great topped with an extra drizzle of caramel and some shaved chocolate.
The salt helps balance the sweetness from the condensed milk and caramel, so the ice cream isn’t overwhelmingly sweet.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 669kcal, Carbohydrates 53g, Protein 10g, Fat 49g, Saturated Fat 31g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Cholesterol 157mg, Sodium 569mg, Potassium 444mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 50g, Vitamin A 1943IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 282mg, Iron 1mg

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