For this recipe, you will need the Ice Cream bowl attachment for your KitchenAid Mixer.
Also, I made my dulce de leche from scratch in the pressure cooker, but you can buy it ready at your grocery store.
This Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Recipe makes a delicious smooth, creamy and super yummy Ice Cream.
– 1 pint of heavy whipping cream (2 cups)
– 4 tablespoons of sugar
– 1 cup of whole milk
– 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– 1 can of condensed milk (or you can buy it ready, 1 can of dulce de leche)
HOW TO MAKE IT:
If you are not going to make dulce de leche and you are using a can of ready dulce de leche, skip the cooking steps.
Peel off the paper from around the can of condensed milk and put the can standing up in your pressure cooker. Fill your pressure cooker with water up to the maximum level of liquid (should show inside your pressure cooker). Cover it and start cooking it on high heat. Once it starts to whistle, turn it to medium low heat and let it cook for 20 minutes.
Let all the pressure come out of your pan before trying to open it. Once you open the pan, carefully drain the water (CAREFUL BECAUSE THE CAN WILL BE EXTREMELLY HOT) and take the can out of the pot.
It would be better, if you made the dulce de leche ahead of time, since you will need to cool it off completely before opening the can, and using it in your ice cream.
If you are making it the same day, don’t panic, there is a way around. Get a large bowl and fill it with water and ice, put the can inside it and let it cool off completely (this will take about 15 minutes).
Once the can feels cold to the touch when out of the water, you can open it. Your dulce de leche will be still warm inside, so you will drain some of the water from that large bowl and add more ice. Take the dulce de leche out of the can, and put it in a smaller bowl. Your small bowl with caramel will go inside the bowl of ice and water till it feels nice and cold. (little water inside th bigger bowl, so water won’t fall inside your dulce de leche)
Once your dulce de leche is completely cold, it’s time to make your ice cream.
On a clean medium size bowl add milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract and most of the dulce de leche (reserve about 3 tablespoons for later). With a whisk on start mixing the cream until completely blended (you will notice how the cream starts to whip a bit, it’s ok, this will give the ice cream a little fluffiness).
Take your ice cream attachment bowl out of the freezer (should have been in the freezer overnight) and add the cream mix.
Start your KitchenAid Mixer to speed 2 and let it do all the work.
After about 20 minutes, you will notice how your ice cream thicken up. With a spatula, take the ice cream from the mixer bowl and pour it in a clean bowl that has a lid. Add the dulce de leche left over and swirl it around with a knife.
Cover your bowl and take it to the freezer.
This ice cream will have a beautiful consistency if you leave it in the freezer overnight before serving it. But if you like soft ice cream, you can consume it right away.