Homemade Ice Cream: Heath Bar Caramel Ice Cream

Since we have been enjoying homemade ice cream for the past several weeks, and I have the basics down…it is time to start having fun. I can now combine my all-time favorites in one batch of ice cream. Luckily my kids have also loved my concoctions too!

Homemade Ice cream

My latest batch of homemade ice cream contains my two favorite sweets, Heath Bar and Caramel! This is a pretty straight forward recipe. The biggest things I had to decide is how to crush the Heath Bars, and when to add them and the caramel to the ice cream. Everyone has different preferences as far as how big they like their candy pieces in their ice cream. I do not like mine large. I do not mind a few larger pieces that I have to chew, but I like them to be most small.

Heath Bar Caramel Ice Cream
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Jodi
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Makes 4 quarts of ice cream.
  • 2½ C Milk
  • 2½ C Sugar
  • 1 t Salt
  • 2½ C Half and Half
  • 1½ t Vanilla Extract
  • 6 C Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 C Crushed Hershey Heath Bars
  • 1/4 C Caramel Syrup
  1. Scald milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat.
  2. Add Sugar and Salt, then stir until dissolved.
  3. Stir in half and half, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. While the ice cream mixture is chilling above, prepare the Heath Bars. Unwrap Heath Bars, put in a ziploc baggie, get all the air out and seal closed. Using a tenderizer mallet pound on them until they are broken into fine pieces. I crushed about a cups worth.
  6. Prepare ice cream in ice cream maker as directed by the manufacturer.
  7. Before freezing, mix Heath Bar pieces throughout ice cream.
  8. Pour ice cream mixture in a separate bowl, two inches at a time. At those two inch marks pour a little Caramel on the ice cream and cut through it with a knife.
  9. Freeze for 2 – 3 hours, and serve.

Putting the unwrapped Heath Bars into a Ziploc bag, I used a Meat Tenderizing Mallet to crush them into tiny pieces. My meat tenderizer is by Oxo and happens to have one side that is just flat, while the other side has the sharper little bumps on it. Initially I tried a rolling pin, which I found useless against the English toffee.

homemade ice cream

Once the ice cream was made using the ice cream machine, I stirred in the Heath Bar pieces. Make sure you pieces in very thoroughly down to the bottom! Once the toffee was completely mixed, I started pouring the mixture in a separate bowl that was freezer safe. Approximately every two inches of mixture poured I would pour come caramel over the mixture and use a knife to put zigzags through it so the caramel would mix down to the lower layers.

homemade ice cream

Doesn’t that look delicious?? I had a really hard time not eating it all right then and there! But, since I am in the process of loosing weight I did not feel that would be a wise decision!

I did allow the ice cream to freeze overnight. It is usually pretty well frozen after a few hours, but it’s even more solid when left overnight. The next morning after the kids had breakfast; they were very excited to try the new homemade ice cream. I never give them anything like this in the morning, so I thought I would make it a very special treat. We were all very happy with how well it turned out!

homemade ice cream

I am trying to decide what concoction to make for the next batch of ice cream! Any ideas? 



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  1. Emily Fenicle says

    I love Heath Bar. This looks delicious. Will have to try soon! Thanks for sharing.

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