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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Salted Pecans

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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Salted Pecans

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Marian Blazes
You can make this wonderful dulce de leche ice cream with or without an ice cream maker - it's so easy. The only extra step is to roast the pecans, but the flavor of the buttery salted pecans with the caramel dulce de leche is worth the effort. Use purchased dulce de leche, or make your own.

Prep Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours


  • 3/4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whipping cream (or 2 cups whipping cream & 1 cup milk, if using an ice cream machine)
  • 1 1/2 cups dulce de leche
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Place the pecans in a shallow pan with the butter and salt. Roast the pecans for about 25 minutes, stirring every 5 -10 minutes, until dark brown.

  3. Cool pecans on a paper towel, coarsely chop, and set aside.

  4. If you are using an ice cream maker, stir 1 cup milk and 2 cups cream together.

  5. OSoften the dulce de leche in the microwave and whisk into the milk/cream mixture until well blended. Chill mixture in the refrigerator.

  6. When mixture is well chilled, stir in vanilla and a pinch of salt, and freeze mixture in an ice cream maker, according to manufacturer's directions.

  7. Fold in chopped pecans, and place mixture in the freezer until it reaches desired consistency.

  8. To make this recipe without an ice cream maker, place dulce de leche in a medium bowl, and whisk in the vanilla and a pinch of salt.

  9. Whip 3 cups of whipping cream until soft peaks form.

  10. Whisk about a cup of the whipped cream into the dulce de leche to lighten it.

  11. Carefully fold in the rest of the whipped cream. Place the mixture in a container and freeze for about an hour.

  12. Once mixture is fairly firm, stir in the chopped pecans.

  13. Continue to freeze until ice cream has desired texture.

Makes about 6 servings.

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 5 out of 5
Amazing Ice Cream!, Member ANuckles

This recipe was simple to make and so, so delicious! Instead of making baked the pecans I bought baking pecans pieces and used only 1/2 cup. It was wonderful! My man wasn't a big fan of the pecans (he would have been happy with the jar of dulce), but I thought it added a nice texture and sort of bitterness (in a good way) to the extremely rich flavor of the dulce.

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