The salt in this salted-caramel dish serves an unusual purpose. Many salty-sweets shock the palate, but this ice cream offers a deep caramel flavor enhanced by the presence of kosher salt. Rather than taste bare salt, the salt offsets the sweet that comes with combining creamy dessert with a syrup.
However, if you like your salted sweets on the strong side, I'd suggest adding finely crushed Himalayan sea salt to the finished ice cream for garnish.
*Note: this recipe requires a 48 hour preparation.
Step 1: Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon water
2 cups half-and-half
4 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
Step 2: Prepare the Caramel
2. When the caramel turns golden, add the half and half and whisk. At first the caramel hardens, but it melts into the half and half as it heats. Whisking prevents burnt caramel.
3. Add the vanilla extract and the salt. Whisk again until well combined. Remove from heat.