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125Total Time
25Prep Time
1Bake Time

Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream

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About the bake

This recipe for salted butter caramel ice cream is simply delicious, an absolute must for any ice cream lover. It was created by Eric Lanlard and featured on series 2 of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard on Channel 4.

125Total Time
25Prep Time
1Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    In a saucepan heat the milk and cream.

  2. Step 2:

    In another saucepan make the caramel by adding the caster sugar and put on to the heat until it turns into a golden colour. Add the salted butter and stir until smooth and glossy

  3. Step 3:

    Slowly pour in the milk/cream mixture, a little at a time, taking care when pouring as the mixture bubbles up. Mix well until all combined.

  4. Step 4:

    In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and vanilla extract and slowly pour in the cream caramel mixture. Return the mix back into the pan and gently heat to thicken and form a light custard or until it coats the back of a spoon.

  5. Step 5:

    Once thickened, pass through a sieve into a bowl and leave to cool.

  6. Step 6:

    Once cool, pour the mixture into the ice cream machine bowl and churn for 45-60 minutes. Scoop the ice-cream into a suitable shallow container and put into the freezer to set firmer.

  7. Step 7:

    For the spun sugar, put the sugar in a pan and place on the stove to heat. Let the sugar melt gently until it turns into a dark caramel. Take off the heat and leave to cool slightly. Dip a spoon and pull the sugar into thin hair like strands and shape creatively.

  8. Step 8:

    To serve, scoop the ice-cream into balls and serve in a dessert glass sprinkled with mini vanilla fudge pieces, some pouring cream and garnish with the spun sugar.


  • For the ice cream

    • 500ml Milk (whole)
    • 250ml Single cream
    • 60g Butter (salted)
    • 300g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 5 Egg yolk(s) (free range)
    • 1 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
  • For the spun sugar

    • 100g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
  • To serve

    •  Single cream
    •  Fudge pieces


  • Saucepan
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Sieve
  • Ice cream machine
  • Freezer proof container

Nutritional Information

per 187g
  • 526cal Energy
  • 24g Fat
  • 13g of which Saturates
  • 72g Carbohydrates
  • 71g of which Sugars
  • 6.7g Protein
  • 0.33g Salt

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