This easy recipe for homemade dulce de leche ice cream is made with milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and dulce de leche. This recipe can be made using an ice cream maker, or using a mixer/blender/food processor. We love dulce de leche in our home. With a South American mom and a French dad, my kids have been caught in the dulce de leche vs Nutella debate about which is one is the best.
I think that dulce de leche might have an edge, especially since my oldest only likes Nutella in empanadas or certain desserts. I feel so proud every time I see them introduce dulce de leche to their friends when they’re having a playdate. And I was told I shouldn’t say “playdate” anymore, seems like now that they’re older it’s called hanging out.
Even though it’s not exactly ideal ice cream weather yet, they claim that it’s never too cold for ice cream when you’re a kid. I bought some amazing cream from a local creamery and we were going to make vanilla ice cream. However, as soon as they saw that we still had a couple of jars of homemade dulce de leche, they asked if we could make dulce de leche ice cream instead. I obviously said yes, dulce de leche ice cream is one of my favorite ice cream flavors – right up there with rum raisin, passion fruit, and coconut.
This dulce de leche ice cream is very easy to make, especially if you have an ice cream maker. It requires a little more work if you don’t have an ice cream maker, but can still be made using a mixer, blender or food processor. The first part of the ice cream preparation is to make what could easily be a basic vanilla ice cream, and then you add the dulce de leche at the end. So simple and so delicious!
This ice cream can be made with homemade or store bought dulce de leche, you can also use any dulce de leche variation like cajeta, arequipe or manjar/manjarblanco. I also like to serve this ice cream with a drizzle of warm dulce de leche on top, it gives it an extra boost of yumminess!
Step by step preparation photos for homemade dulce de leche ice cream