Summer is right around the corner which means summer entertaining will soon be in full swing. So no one wants to be stuck in the kitchen, slaving over a fancy dessert for guests when all the fun is happening outside. That's why I created this incredibly simple, yet oh so tasty, Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice Cream.

Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice Cream

One of my favorite ways to impress guests is to doctor up a carton of vanilla ice cream. Sure, you can buy fancy flavors from the store, but why would you do that when you can make your own custom creations at home?

Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice Cream

This Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice Cream is as unique as can be. Creamy vanilla ice cream is laced with a ribbon of rich caramel and then hand-blended with coarsely crushed salted pretzel twists. The result is an ice cream dessert that cures all of your sweet and salty cravings!

Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice Cream

If you are someone who loves to dip a salty fry in ice cream, or if you think the only thing that could make a potato chip even better is a drizzle of chocolate, this is the kind of sweet and salty dessert creation you’ll love. Enjoy!

Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1.75 quart good quality vanilla bean ice cream
1 cup caramel sauce (I prefer homemade)
2 cups small pretzel twists, coarsely crushed

Directions:

Spoon ice cream into a large mixing bowl. Pour caramel sauce over the ice cream. Using a large wooden spoon, gently fold the caramel sauce into the ice cream. Fold the pretzel twists into the caramel/ice cream mixture just until well incorporated. Tightly cover the bowl and place in the freezer for 4 hours. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes prior to serving to thaw slightly for easier dipping. Return covered leftovers to the freezer.

Salted Caramel Ribbon Crunch Ice cream

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