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Caramel Oreo Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

Caramel Oreo Fudge Ripple Ice Cream is a delicious, indulgent ice cream flavor creation, perfect for any occasion!  Made with a creamy, rich caramel base, crumbled Oreo cookies, and a chocolate swirl, this is one ice cream flavor you have got to try!  
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Caramel Ice Cream

  • 1 ¾ cups heavy cream room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar divided
  • ¾ cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup broken up Oreos

Fudge Ripple

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 Tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Caramel Ice Cream Base

  • Set the cream by the stove so it's handy when it's time to add it.  
  • Place ½ cup of the sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until it melts (just like making salted caramel sauce) and becomes a dark color.  Remove from the heat and immediately pour the cream into the melted sugar.  It will bubble up, so be careful.  Stir to blend the cream into the melted sugar.
  • Once the caramel is smooth, stir in the milk  and salt and heat over medium-high heat until the mixture approaches a bare simmer, then reduce the heat to medium.  
  • Meanwhile, whisk the yolks in a separate bowl and whisk in the remaining ¼ cup of sugar.  Temper by pouring 1 cup of the hot liquid into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then transfer back to the pan with the rest of the hot liquid and cook just until the mixture reaches 175 degrees F on a candy thermometer and is thickened enough to coat the back of the spatula or wooden spoon and holds a clear line when you run a finger along the back of the utensil.
  • Cool completely overnight before churning.  Right at the end of churning, fold in the broken up oreos, then layer with ribbons of fudge.

Fudge Ripple

  • Whisk together the sugar, water, cocoa powder, corn syrup, and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.  Cook, whisking frequently, until it comes to a simmer.  
  • When the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and add the chocolate.  Let the sauce sit while the chocolate melts, then whisk until smooth and stir in the vanilla extract.  Refrigerate until cold before adding into churned ice cream to create ribbons of fudge.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg