It is October and that means Halloween is coming at the end of month. This is also the month of scary TV shows. I never get a chance to watch any shows as my kiddos busy are watching their “Frozen” and “Lion King”. Nowadays I make ice cream at home, and kids love it, as I can try lot of flavors. I was planning to make Dulce de leche ice cream for long time, and yesterday I did get some time to make it. Yes I finally I made sinful, dulce de leche ice cream. Each bite brings you a great feeling which we can’t put in words.
Dulce de leche is a Argentinean dessert, popular in Latin American countries. It is made with sugar and milk. In Argentina it is made with milk, sugar and little vanilla essence and baking soda. In other countries it is made with just milk and sugar. Dulce de leche is made by slowly heating the sugar and milk until entire water content is evaporated and making it into thick creamy brown color deliciousness
The first historic mention of dulce de leche comes from a peace meeting between Juan Manuel de Rosas and his political enemy, Juan Lavalle, in 1829. According to legend, dulce de leche was produced by accident when Manuel de Rosa’s maid was cooking some milk and sugar and she was unexpectedly called. Upon her return, the mixture had transformed into a thick, brown consistency. From that point forward, the new dessert was referred to as dulce de leche. It is also mentioned dulce de leche is made in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
I can get dulce de leche from my Latin American Grocery store. If you can’t find one then simply piercing a few holes in the top of a can of condensed milk and then place it in a pan of boiling water with the holes facing up. Simmer for 30 minutes if you want runny dulce de leche or for up to 4 hours for thicker consistency. You can also make dulce de leche in oven see the recipe here . If you want to make from scratch then see this recipe. If you have pressure cooker you can make with that too.
Coming to the ice cream recipe, it is really easy, you need 1 cup of heavy cream and 1½ cup milk, and 13 ounce can of dulce de leche, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. First boil the milk and cream for 6 minutes and then mix dulce de leche, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. Chill for few hours or overnight. I prefer overnight so that it can get more flavor. Next morning make ice cream in an ice-cream maker according to manufacturer instructions. You can also make this ice without ice cream maker.
It is very delicious and my kids loved it, they were licking the spoon as soon as Ice cream machine start working. So give it a try, it is easy; you can try a new flavor if you like. Here comes the recipe.