Dulce De Leche Ice Cream is a decadent no churn ice cream recipe. With only 3 ingredients, this homemade ice cream is so easy and tastier than store bought.

Dulce de leche ice cream in a cone.
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The rich and creamy taste of Dulce De Leche is packed into this ice cream recipe. I have been making homemade Dulce De Leche Ice Cream for years and it’s super easy.

Anyone can make this for a decadent treat. You might also want to make this Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Pie Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • The recipe only requires 3 simple ingredients.
  • It is so much cheaper than store bought Haagen dazs ice cream in Dulce de Leche flavor.
  • This ice cream tastes so rich and decadent.

What is Dulce De Leche?

It is very similar to caramel but consists of different ingredients. Dulce de Leche is made from sweetened condensed milk. Whereas caramel is made from sugar and water.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Dulce de leche ice cream - heavy whipping cream, dullce de leche, waffle cone pieces.
  • Heavy whipping cream. This is the base for the recipe and helps to make it rich and delicious.
  • Dulce de leche. It is perfectly sweetened from the dulce de leche.
  • Crushed waffle cone pieces. This is optional but adds a nice crunch to the texture. The waffle cone pairs nicely with the base.

Get the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the page.

Variations

  • Nuts. Add ½ cup nuts to the ice cream base. Try peanuts, walnuts or pecans.
  • Vanilla extract. You can add 1 teaspoon vanilla to the mixture.

How to Make Dulce De Leche Ice Cream

Mixing bowl with ingredients whisked together.

Step 1. Whip the cream in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer to whip the cream until soft peaks begin to form.

Waffle cone pieces broken into the ice cream mixture.

Step 2. Add the remaining dulce de leche and waffle cone pieces. Combine this with the heavy cream. Use the hand mixer to combine the ingredients until well blended.

Mixture spread into loaf pan.

Step 3. Pour into a pan. Transfer the custard base into a 9×11 loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap. Freeze the ice cream for at least 5 hours.

Ice Cream cone with ice cream.

Step 4. Then serve and enjoy.

Storage

Store the creamy ice cream inside an airtight container in the freezer. To ensure freshness, you might also want to put a piece of wax paper directly on top of the ice cream. Then place the lid on top.

This extra step will help to prevent ice crystals from forming on top.

If you do not have a container with lid, you can freeze in the loaf pan. Just cover tightly with plastic wrap.

How Long Will Homemade Ice Cream Last?

It will last up to 3 months if stored properly.

Expert Tips

  • The waffle cone pieces are completely optional but add a fun crunch of texture to the recipe.
  • You can make homemade dulce de leche. If you do not have access to canned dulce de leche, you can use a 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk. Simply cook the condensed milk on the stove using medium low heat until it browns.
  • The dulce de leche and heavy whipping cream make this recipe super rich and sweet. You definitely can feel satisfied with just a small bowl.
  • If the ice cream is difficult to scoop, allow it to come to room temperature by sitting on the counter a few minutes.
  • Start with a cold mixing bowl. I like to place the bowl in the freezer briefly before beating the cream. It helps to whip this faster and to form the ice cream base.
  • Don’t overmix the heavy whipping cream. You only want to blend until stiff peaks form.
  • If you are having trouble finding dulce de leche, look on the baking aisle at the grocery store. It is most often located with the sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk.
Dulce de leche ice cream in a cone.

Topping Ideas

It is great served alone but we love these topping ideas.

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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

5 from 4 votes
Dulce De Leche Ice Cream is a decadent no churn ice cream recipe. With only 3 ingredients, this homemade ice cream is so easy and tastier than store bought.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 468

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 13.4 oz can dulce de leche
  • ¾ cup crushed waffle cone pieces
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Instructions

  • Use an electric hand mixer to whip the cream until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Add the dulce de leche and waffle cone pieces to the heavy cream. Use the hand mixer to combine the ingredients until homogenous.
  • Pour the ice cream mixture into a 9×11 inch loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Allow the ice cream to set in the freezer for 5 hours, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months in the freezer if you keep it covered with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container.
The waffle cone pieces are completely optional but add a fun crunch of texture to the ice cream.
This ice cream is great served by itself or with a drizzle of caramel on top.
If you do not have access to canned dulce de leche, you can use a 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk. Simply cook the condensed milk on the stove until it browns.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 468kcal, Carbohydrates 61g, Protein 4g, Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 76mg, Sodium 86mg, Potassium 122mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 48g, Vitamin A 984IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 57mg, Iron 1mg

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