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No-Churn Salted Caramel Bourbon Ice Cream

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If I don’t have a tub of this in my deep-freeze, I just don’t feel right about things. I have made many no-churn ice creams in my time, but this is the one I make (and eat) the most. And it’s so very, very easy to whip up: a can of Carnation Caramel (or a jar of dulche de leche), a pot of double cream, some sea salt and bourbon and you’re away. Though, actually, you can do without the bourbon or replace it with rum or, as I do at Christmas, with brandy. My tip: instead of brandy butter, have a scoop of this with your Christmas pudding this year; it’s a seasonal sensation. And I absolutely love this with my Sticky Toffee Pudding.

If I don’t have a tub of this in my deep-freeze, I just don’t feel right about things. I have made many no-churn ice creams in my time, but this is the one I make (and eat) the most. And it’s so very, very easy to whip up: a can of Carnation Caramel (or a jar of dulche de leche), a pot of double cream, some sea salt and bourbon and you’re away. Though, actually, you can do without the bourbon or replace it with rum or, as I do at Christmas, with brandy. My tip: instead of brandy butter, have a scoop of this with your Christmas pudding this year; it’s a seasonal sensation. And I absolutely love this with my Sticky Toffee Pudding.

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  • Wow, what a super addition to our Christmas meal, especially as we had Christmas Pudding disaster. Simple and luxurious, I love this ice cream!

    Posted by Laceylady on 26th December 2018
  • Loved this ice cream. The fact that it can be made simply by beating really appealed to me as I do not have an ice cream maker. I probably used too much salt and not enough Bourbon. As we ate it for dessert a mere 6 hours after I made it the ice cream was very soft but I could still roll it very well. I intend using the left overs tomorrow night to accompany the sticky date pudding that I intend making as suggested by Nigella.

    Posted by Raywend on 26th October 2018
  • This recipe is going to be my favourite, using brandy

    Posted by OumaB on 21st October 2018
  • Absolutely gorgeous.

    Posted by Pep33 on 2nd July 2018
  • My family love this recipe, made it for the first time at Christmas left out the brandy for the grandchildren they all think it’s great ice cream and it’s so easy, quick and cheap to make. Delicious with the sauce from the sticky toffee pudding recipe over the top. Next will be the chocolate truffle ice cream.

    Posted by Kittie on 2nd March 2018
  • When reading this recipe I thought this is a surprise dessert for Christmas dinner. Even though I had made 3 desserts this one was particularly a success! I was nnot allowed to take the leftover ice-cream with me - my father in-law claimed it right away!

    Posted by NikiK on 9th January 2018
  • Made this to go with the Christmas Pudding. Absolutely gorgeous and very moreish. I still have a bit left in the freezer but not for long. Think I will finish it off with a slice of the Clementine Cake.

    Posted by Lavendar44 on 9th January 2018
  • This is absolutely the best ice cream ever!! Love it, thank you!

    Posted by Pina59 on 23rd December 2017
  • Absolutely scrummy with just one teaspoonful of sea salt flakes, for my taste, plus brandy. SO easy.

    Posted by Tara64 on 17th December 2017
  • Love the simplicity of Nigellas Recipes. I'm a very busy lady and she allows me to cook in a way that makes me feel good about myself without the need to spent hours and hours in the kitchen to prove I am cook ❤️

    Posted by polecat on 11th December 2017
  • Armangac works very well too, delicious finish. Cliff

    Posted by Bludog52 on 4th September 2016
  • Wow! This was so easy to make & so delicious. I used the minimum amount of salt & bourbon (Jack Daniels Single Barrel). It had a wonderful smooth consistency & the flavor is addictive. I thought my husband might not like it since he doesn't care for salt, but he loved it. I thought I might add more salt to the finished product for me, but it was perfect just the way it was.

    Posted by foothills on 29th July 2015
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