Caramel Candy Ice Cream

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Rich and creamy vanilla ice cream full of buttery, salted caramel Crack Candy. This Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream will knock your socks off!

Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream

Caramel Candy Ice Cream

Big Daddy and I received an ice cream maker as a wedding gift when we got married. It broke years ago and I haven’t bothered to replace it until now. Ice Cream is not my ‘go to’ snack. Before I started this blog, I’d make ice cream only once or twice a year (about the same number of times I eat a burger!) What’s ironic about that is an ice cream recipe is a very popular post on Call Me PMc!

Don’t get me wrong, I like ice cream, I’d just rather have this or this or this for dessert.

A lot of things have changed since I started blogging, ahem, like my house not being clean for one! For two, I’m becoming more adventurous with food. I bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker in July. It’s very easy to use. We made Lemon Ice Cream, Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream, and Hojicha Ice Cream.

Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream

Ice cream Mix-ins

I’m more of the ice-cream-with-mix-ins kind of girl. I decided my plain ol’ vanilla ice cream needed some pazzazz. Chocolate covered toffee and pretzel candy added just what it needed.

Crackers covered with buttery caramel (toffee) and chocolate. Alone, they are wonderful, you can’t quit (hence the name). After four, I made myself stop so I’d have enough for the ice cream and because I didn’t want to run 2 extras miles to get off the calories!

Vanilla ice cream with chocolate covered pretzels in it.

I just crunched the candy into coarse chunks and folded them into the ice cream while it was still soft. #nomz! It tastes a lot like Butter Pecan Ice Cream; one of my favorites!

The crackers are encapsulated by the caramel preventing them from becoming soggy if you were wondering.

Ice cream in a small bowl.

Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream

Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream

Buttery, sweet and salty Crack Candy is stirred into a rich and creamy vanilla ice cream.
Author: Paula
5 from 43 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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For the Crack Candy

  • 30 saltine crackers
  • 1/2 cup butter no substitutions
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Ice Cream

  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


Make Crack Candy

  • Line a 11×15 sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread crackers in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  • In a heavy 2 quart pot, melt butter. Add sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until mixture boils. Boil 2 mintues, time precisely.
  • After 2 minutes, remove from heat and add baking soda. Stir until combined.
  • Pour caramel mixture evenly over crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Quickly remove crackers from sheet pan to wax or parchment paper using a spatula. Allow to cool completely.
  • When cool, melt chocolate and spread over crackers. Allow to cool.

Make ice cream

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add milk, sugar, cream and vanilla. Mix with a whisk or mixer until sugar is dissolved about 2 mintues.
  • Turn on the machine and pour the mixture into the freezer bowl. Mix until thickened about 25 minutes.
  • Break Crack Candy into pieces and stir into ice cream.
  • Serve soft, as is, or transfer to a freezer safe container with an airtight lid. Freeze until firm about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.


Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg
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  2. This ice cream looks yummy! I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker, but only made the recipes in the booklet that came with the machine. Thanks for sharing! I plan to make this one soon!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m not a big ice cream fan, but I’m bettin’ you couldn’t get me to stop eating this luscious snack. OH YEH! You’re brilliant. MMM good. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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  5. G’Day from Oz! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you at my blog this week as one of my Friday Favorites.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  6. This ice cream looks so yummy! I’d love for you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Everyone would love it!
    Have a great week!

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