Rich and creamy vanilla ice cream full of buttery, salted caramel Crack Candy. This Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream will knock your socks off!
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 my most 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. I enjoy this ice cream maker, it’s so easy to use. I made a Lemon Ice Cream and this Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream.
Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream
I’m more of the ice-cream-with-mix-ins kind of girl. I decided my plain ol’ vanilla ice cream needed some crack….. whoa, whoa…. Crack Candy that is. I promise this is so. very. good.
Crackers covered with buttery caramel 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!
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.
Caramel Crack Candy Ice Cream
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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 11x15 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
- 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.
Maribeth Alexander says
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!
The Better Baker says
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.
My Family Ties says
That looks and sounds so delicious! I will have to try this one our on my family, just lovely 🙂 #saygdayparty
Thank you, I swear I had to make myself not overeat it
Natasha in Oz says
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.
Natasha in Oz
Thank you so much Natasha! I’ll be right over!
Leslie @ House on the Way says
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!
Hopping over from SITS today. This look Uh-Mazing!!!
Thanks for sharing!
My whole family loved this! Thanks so much for visitnig!
Jenny @ Creatively Blooming says
That sounds amazing! I’m pinning it so I can try it out! Visiting from SITS. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!
Thanks so much for visiting, hope you enjoy the ice cream. Have a great weekend!
Baby June says
That looks divine!
Thanks so much!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks absolutely amazing!! I’m not sure I would be able to stop eating it! Pinned! And thanks for linking up with us at #FoodieFridays too, Paula!
You have a great party! Thanks for sharing!
Shirley Wood says
Pinned it when I read the title! I so want to make this, sounds too yummy! Stopping by from #GetHimFed
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction says
Thanks so much for linking up to #GetHimFed last week. I’m featuring your post. Can’t wait to see what you bring this week. We party from early Friday morning through Sunday night every week. I’ve also pinned to our #GetHimFed Pinterest board.
Wow! Does that ever look amazing! I’ll have to give that crack candy a try too! I’d be thrilled if you linked this up to my Creative Ways Link Party if you get a chance. Hope to see you there!
Thanks so much, Nici! I’ll hop right over!
We recently got an ice cream maker and I’m still playing around. Can’t wait to try this!!! Ah-mazing!
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy!
Looks incredible! Does the name come from the fact that it’s so addicting? Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.
Yes it does Cynthia. That candy is called Crack Candy because you can quit eating it…seriously, you can’t.
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
I too love having an ice cream maker. Possibly a little dangerous to have such a wonderful item that makes such luscious dessert for close to hand. But that’s life. I will cope. Ha! Wow what an ice cream creation!
Thank you Carol! What’s your favorite flavor ice cream?
Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen says
I just love having an ice cream maker! This looks fabulous and the candy caramel crack is such a fun idea!
Thank you Sherri! Some times what I think will work doesn’t but this turned out great. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Kimberly Henricks-Friedhoff says
I only have one word for you … genius!
Okay, a few more words … I want this right now!
Fabulous ice cream recipe!
haha! Thanks Kimberly, it’s worth every calorie
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
Yum, this caramel crack candy ice cream looks delicious!! I would like a triple scoop, please! 🙂
I hear ya! So yummy, thanks for stopping by, Jenn!
Oh yum! Sign me up for some crack! 😉
Matt Robinson says
Love the ice cream, so creative, and absolutely love the name!!
That’s Matt, it made me giggle!
Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction says
Love this ice cream. I’d love it if you would share it on #GetHimFed Fridays, the linky is open until late tonight.