Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Luscious Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with chopped pecans, chocolate, and coffee is a decadent dessert with a distinctive caramel flavor.

This post was originally published in November 2015. I have taken and uploaded new photos, but the recipe and blog post remain unchanged. 

Disclaimer: By reading this post, you should clearly understand it may affect all your life. Because this luscious and dulcet Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with coffee and chocolate morsels is outrageously delicious.

If you have already got your favorite ice cream combo, don’t you dare try this one.

If you don’t happen to be an ice cream lover, after trying this one, you may turn into a huge fan.

Wait! Did I mention pecans, didn’t I?

Wait again! Are there any people don’t like ice cream?

It just sounds fabulous. Let me repeat Dulce de Leche Ice Cream.

If you have read my recent post, you know I love dulce de leche. I love it that much that when I was a boy I almost blew the kitchen.

Luckily, I’ve grown up, and I don’t attempt to make homemade dulce de leche. Actually, I had such an idea a few years back, but Andrey callously banned it. I mean, what was he scared about?

A couple of years back, when we were still living in Russia, my university mate moved to Brazil. In fact, I discovered some Brasil recipes thanks to her. I remember she told once that dulce de leche produced in the South American is the best. That time I was intrigued. Now I totally agree with that remark. Most of the dulce de leche you could find in the Canadian stores produced in Argentina. And it’s so good.

I mean, it’s absolutely dangerous to buy a jar. For the past couple of months, I bought dulce de leche few times to use it in cooking, and since I haven’t posted any related recipes you may freely assume how did I end up.

This Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is with the distinctive caramel flavor. Even though I used a good amount of the caramel spread, it wasn’t overly sweet to my taste (I didn’t use much sugar, though). Besides, incorporating the ground coffee helped to balance the sweetness out. Still, you can adjust the amount of the ingredients to your taste.

All right. I feel I’ve got to let you go.

Let you go to the kitchen. To make this fantastic Dulce de Leche Ice Cream.

If you don’t have a jar of caramel spread, you can always make it from scratch. Just try not to blow up the kitchen – you will need it soon for your Christmas food adventures (Santa is waiting for his cookies too!)

Do you like dulce de leche? Have you ever incorporated it in ice cream? Would you ever agree I make some dulce de leche in your kitchen?



Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Luscious and dulcet Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with ground coffee and chocolate and pecan morsels. It requires only few ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup + 3 extra tablespoons dulce de leche
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup grated dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tablespoon (or more to taste) ground coffee


  1. Combine the milk, cream, vanilla extract, coffee, and 1 cup of dulce de leche, and whisk with a whisk for a minute.
  2. Place the mixture in a prepared cup of your ice cream maker. Freeze as recommended in the manual.
  3. Few minutes before the cycle is over, add the pecans, chocolate, and remaining dulce de leche.
  4. The ice cream will remain very soft.You can have it right away or place in a plastic container and freeze for few hours in the freezer.
  5. Enjoy!









12 Thoughts on “Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

  1. Okay, this ice cream looks beyond fabulous, Ben! I’m right there with you in your love of Dulce de Leche! Put in an ice cream? So much YES! Love the addition of coffee and pecans too! You already know I’m going to have to leave out the chocolate, but I have a feeling this ice cream is crazy yum without it! Cheers, buddy!
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  2. Even though is pretty darn windy and cold her win San Diego, California I would eat this in a heartbeat! I love the fact that you added the ground coffee, not only for flavor, but it gives it a toothsome quality. Pecans are my favorite nut and with the dulce de leche you can’t go wrong.
    That post Brigadeiro – Brazilian Sweets had me rolling with laughter Ben. “The bad news was I wasn’t really able to sample it since I needed to lick the wall and ceiling.” Classic line!
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  3. I would bathe in dulce de leche if I could. This flavor combination – caramely dulce de leche, pecan, chocolate AND COFFEE sounds so amazing I want to swear swearwords of joy! And it looks creamy. Box it and sell it!
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  4. wow. D de L is one of my favorite flavors, but this ice cream is D de L on crack!!! Love it !
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  5. Ice cream anytime! Dulce de leche ice-cream looks so dreamy and creamy. I would love to have 4 large scoops! :)
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  6. This is what I said out loud when I saw the first photo: “oh hell yeah!!”. I grew up in South Fla, near Miami, and ate my fair share of all things Dulce de Leche. This ice cream, with it’s additions of pecans and dark chocolate, takes it beyond a whole other level of deliciousness. Love the recipe Ben and can’t wait to try it out.
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  7. This ice cream looks insanely dangerous, Ben! Not the dangerous like ‘I’m going to beat you up and steal your lunch money.’ Nope, more like ‘I want to eat that entire container of ice cream and then not feel bad about it.’ I totally need to pick up some dulce de leche today! Yum!
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  8. Oh Ben!! this ice cream, looks amazing and I would love to try this, so creamy and luscious!
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