Crunchy caramel and kettle corn ice cream

Claire Gallam

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Are you a sucker for sweet and salty? If so, this ice cream is going to be your new favorite. It's creamy and sweet with just the right amount of salty crunch from caramel popcorn. It's the next best thing to happen to ice cream since the waffle cone.

Crunchy caramel and kettle corn ice cream

To give you an extra dose of crunchy, sweet and salty, we mixed chunks of caramel and kettle corn into the ice cream while it was churning. Then we topped each serving with a bunch more. This is definitely going to be made a few times in our kitchens this summer!

Crunchy caramel and kettle corn ice cream

Serves about 6


  • 1-1/2 cups milk (we used 2%)
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups caramel corn
  • 1 cup kettle corn
  • Caramel drizzle (use this recipe for homemade)
  • Dash of salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the milk, heavy whipping cream and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Stir in the vanilla. Cover with foil and let chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  2. Once chilled, pour into the freezer basin of an ice cream mixer. Turn machine on and churn for 15 minutes, or until it starts to thicken. Add in 1-1/2 cups of caramel corn and 3/4 cup of kettle corn and let churn another 5 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately (for soft ice cream) or freeze until firm. Garnish ice cream with remaining kettle corn and caramel corn. Drizzle each serving with caramel sauce.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.