Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

This recipe for Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches is a sure fire winner for kids and grown-ups alike.  Who doesn’t love an ice cream sandwich? And with the added decadence of the salted caramel – this recipe will not disappoint!

Salted Caramel Ice Cream SandwichesThere aren’t many things that are better than ice cream.  Cool, creamy and indulgent – to me, it’s one of the best things on earth.  So give me ice cream combined with chocolate chip cookies, and salted caramel, and I am in dessert heaven!

Ice cream sandwiches have come a long way since I was a kid.  Back then, they were good, but these days they are new and improved with amazing modern twists like this one. Forget the soggy, soft sandwiches of yesteryear and welcome this superior version that’s made with homemade buttery cookies and caramel!

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream SandwichesFor this recipe, I used high quality, store bought vanilla ice cream that I put my own homemade spin on, by adding salted caramel to the softened ice cream and re-freezing to set.  I also used my recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but you can use store bought if you’re short on time. I saved some of the caramel to warm and drizzle over the ice cream when I made the sandwich.  This was a added indulgence that really made the dish!

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 12 Large Chocolate Chip Cookies (see the link provided for my recipe)
  • 6 Scoops of good quality vanilla ice cream
  • For the caramel:
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
  1. For the Caramel:
  2. Combine the sugar and syrup in a medium saucepan. Cook on medium high heat, stirring constantly, until it becomes caramel colored.
  3. Add the butter & the cream stir until smooth. Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla & salt.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. For the ice cream:
  6. Put the ice cream in a large mixing bowl and leave at room temperature for 10 minutes until slightly soft.
  7. Add ½ cup of the cooled caramel and mix to just swirl through.
  8. Add to a freezer safe container and freeze to set (about 20 minutes).
  9. To serve, fill the cookies with a scoop of the ice cream mixture and drizzle with some warmed caramel.

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

12 Comments on Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. huntfortheverybest
    August 6, 2014 at 10:52 pm (3 months ago)

    these look amazing!

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    • Erren
      August 8, 2014 at 11:39 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you, huntfortheverybest! :-)

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  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    August 7, 2014 at 3:45 am (3 months ago)

    yum.. my sugar cravings have definitely kicked in. these ice cream sandwiches look AMAZING.

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    • Erren
      August 8, 2014 at 11:39 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks Thalia! :-)

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  3. Emily
    August 7, 2014 at 4:23 am (3 months ago)

    These look so dangerous! I love that you added your own salted caramel to store-bought ice cream.

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    • Erren
      August 8, 2014 at 11:40 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks Emily! You can add all sorts of stuff to store-bought ice cream to make it your own!

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  4. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
    August 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm (3 months ago)

    Erren – 3 things. (1) It totally never occurred to me to put my own twist on store-bought ice cream, so I think that’s brilliant. (2) Salted caramel is one of the BEST things on earth ever. And that shot made my mouth water. (3) Ice Cream Sandwiches are the very best, and now I need to run to the kitchen to make some! :-)

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    • Erren
      August 8, 2014 at 11:43 am (3 months ago)

      Hi Kristi, I’ve made all kinds of semi-homemade ice cream that way. It’s a easy way to make semi-homemade ice cream. And I agree, salted caramel is AMAZING stuff! Let me know if you end up making it! :-)

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  5. Chelsea @ A Duck's Oven
    August 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm (3 months ago)

    Oh my gosh, these look so decadent and incredible! The best way ever to cool down during the hot summer!

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  6. vegetarianmammac
    August 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm (3 months ago)

    This looks so good I can hardly stand it! The picture of the ice cream captures the gooeyness. (is that a word?) YUM!!

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    • Erren
      August 10, 2014 at 11:03 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it! :-)

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  7. Michelle
    August 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm (2 months ago)

    Erren you are killing me with this recipe…in a GREAT way! I mean you put two of my favorite things together too…it just looks so amazing.

    Reply

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