Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Ice Cream


Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Ice Cream: This homemade ice cream is filled with cinnamon crunch bits and swirled with dulce de leche! It’s like eating a churro in ice cream form.

This homemade ice cream is filled with cinnamon crunch bits and swirled with dulce de leche! It's like eating a churro in ice cream form. This homemade ice cream is filled with cinnamon crunch bits and swirled with dulce de leche! It's like eating a churro in ice cream form. One summer back in college, I worked at a summer camp in the mountains. I worked mainly with the junior highers at their “convenience store,” which was a cabin in the center of their camp filled with the camp essentials: Jones soda, ice cream sandwiches, and candy–lots and lots of candy.

During their free time, the kids would come in, spend obscene amounts of money on all the sugar, and tell me alllll about their day over a Jones soda (Fufu Berry was the favorite). One girl even asked to borrow my clothes because hers went missing.

So many questions.

Junior highers are funny (and sometimes strange) kids. But, they’re pretty lovable, especially when they were explaining how they “took down the Adventure Mountain Sundae.”

This homemade ice cream is filled with cinnamon crunch bits and swirled with dulce de leche! It's like eating a churro in ice cream form. The Adventure Mountain Sundae was this monstrosity of an ice cream sundae that the snack shop sold. It had something like 12 scoops of ice cream, which were huge, whipped cream everywhere, chocolate syrup, and giant chocolate chip cookies pressed to the outside of the ice cream. Like I said, a monstrosity.

It was a big deal to the boys; almost like a rite of passage.

Now, the thought of downing that much ice cream kind of makes me feel sick, but the boys? Oh, they were a different story. They would come back to the store complaining about how full they felt all the while purchasing more soda, candy, and chips.

The metabolisms of boys are astounding.

This homemade ice cream is filled with cinnamon crunch bits and swirled with dulce de leche! It's like eating a churro in ice cream form. Even though I can’t take down a 12-scoop sundae, I can definitely–definitely–take down a few scoops of this churro inspired ice cream.

It’s the perfect Cinco de Mayo dessert! Or anytime dessert, really. It’s cinnamon ice cream with cinnamon crunch bits and swirls of dulce de leche.

It’s unreal. And the cinnamon crunch bits taste just like the outside of a churro! No kidding.

This homemade ice cream is filled with cinnamon crunch bits and swirled with dulce de leche! It's like eating a churro in ice cream form.

Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: About 1 Quart

Cinnamon Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Ingredients

    Cinnamon Crunch Bits
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar plus 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Ice Cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup dulce de leche

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter together. Spread the mixture on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a thin, even layer and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crisp. Set aside and allow to cool. Once cooled, break into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a bowl, mix heavy cream, half and half, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt together. Pour into a chilled ice cream maker, and follow the directions of your ice cream maker.
  3. Once the ice cream has thickened and is almost finished (for my ice cream maker it was about 20 minutes), drizzle in 1/4 to 1/2 cup dulce de leche, depending upon your preference. Next, add in cinnamon sugar pieces.
  4. If you like your ice cream soft-serve, eat it right away, or store in an airtight container for 3-4 hours in the freezer.
  5. Enjoy!
http://www.alattefood.com/cinnamon-dulce-de-leche-ice-cream/

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This homemade ice cream is filled with cinnamon crunch bits and swirled with dulce de leche! It's like eating a churro in ice cream form.

 


25 comments

  1. Kirsten says:

    Michelle,
    I’ve made cinnamon ice cream before by steeping the cream in cassia chunks (because I bought cassia chunks and what else can I do with them?) but never thought to kick it up like this. [Full disclosure, I thought to stuff it inside snickerdoodle cinnamon ice cream sandwiches. It was as amazing as I’d hoped.]
    However, I adore ice cream with chunks and swirls in it, and the sight of this ice cream is making me rather hungry. That’s a mean feat considering I’m just finishing a smoothie!
    Thanks!

  2. Chrissy says:

    I just made some of this too! But the cheater, no churn version. Heaven. I love your cinnamon crunch bits- I’ll definitely be adding those next time.

  3. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says:

    Haha! I totally don’t get how my brothers can eat so much sweet, calorie-loaded stuff and not get fat either! Not fair if you ask me! LOL. But this ice cream? I’m pretty sure it’s just worth the calories. I love all those chunks of dulce de leche!

  4. Nora @ Savory Nothings says:

    Haha, my brother spent a few days with us one time. He kept eating cookies and chocolate all day long and then I kid you not – he ate about a pound of pasta for dinner. NO idea where they put it all! Yumyumyum, I don’t think I could eat a pound of this cinnamon dulche de leche ice cream, but I’d get VERRRY close!

  5. Dianne Blane says:

    This was as amazing as it looked and is now a family favourite. I tweeked it a bit by adding egg yolks as I prefer a creamy custard base.

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