Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

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This Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is a luscious dessert for people that can’t imagine their life without ice cream all year round!

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This is Deceiving, Deceiving World

Disclosure: I’m that guy. Well, I certainly won’t be eating ice cream outside when it’s minus 29,5. Not that I’m afraid cold temperature. I just prefer having my ice cream at home, reading a book or watching Netflix.

Also, I will likely not into making ice cream during fall and winter very often. I’m okay with ice cream from the store. But there are some seasonal flavors which are worth making even while it’s cold outside. Like this Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream.

But there’s a thing. These names are often so deceiving. I’ve mentioned many times my concerns about a coffee cake which normally doesn’t have any coffee inside. Or there’s a tea cake (Russian version) which doesn’t get any tea either.

Pumpkin spiced latte which doesn’t have any pumpkin. Okay, I agree on having two different names for a latte, Pumpkin Latte with real pumpkin and Pumpkin Spiced Latte which only has the mix if spices. That would be honest!

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Apple Pie and Co.

Or let’s say an Apple Pie. You can find a lot of things proudly keeping this name. Once I bought a scoop of Apple Pie Ice Cream even though I don’t normally like cookies or biscuits in my ice cream (Yes, I assume that ice cream would have some dough. Yes, I was naive).

So that ice cream didn’t have any dough. But you know what? It didn’t have any apple flavor either! It was just spiced with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and other spices you would probably put in an apple pie.

Seriously? Apple Pie Ice Cream with no apple flavor? That’s cheating!

Well, I believe, there was some apple flavor, but it was extremely subtle. Doesn’t count.

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

But you can be sure it’s not a rip off here. This Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream does have pumpkin (I’m not embarrassed about using a canned pumpkin puree through). It does have real dulce de leche. It does have some other good things like brandy or nuts.

Talking about brandy. This ice cream might sound like overloaded with heavy ingredients (heavy cream, cream cheese). I did this on purpose cause I was going to add a good splash of brandy, and you know that alcohol makes ice cream soft and prevents it from getting hard.  Of course, you can add just a few drops of brandy and use less of heavy cream or you can do like me and add a decent amount of alcohol. Or even more. If it doesn’t get frozen, that would be a fancy boozy shake:)

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

And lastly. Remember, when I showed the recipe for those cute rustic Pumpkin Mini Cakes I mentioned I had used leftovers of the biscuit in a nice way. Guess what? Yes, I added a little, and I even liked it!

I can say you, my friends. This Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream is a seriously luscious seasonal treat. No kidding. No cheating. Only real things.

Do you eat ice cream in winter? Have you ever been tried ice cream which tasted much better in your dreams than in reality?

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ice Cream|Havocinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup 10% cream
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons golden or brown sugar
  • good pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin spice (or to taste)
  • 1,5 teaspoons cardamom
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped roasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin biscuit crumbs (optional)
  • 3-4 tablespoons brandy (or whiskey)

Instructions

  1. Combine the cream. cream cheese, pumpkin pure, dulce de leche, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Slightly beat with a whisk until incorporated. Add the spices to taste.
  2. Place the mixture into the ice cream maker and process as recommended in the manual, about 27-30 minutes.
  3. When the ice cream is almost ready (few minutes before), stir in the pecans, biscuits, and brandy.
  4. Transfer the ice cream in a plastic container and put in the fridge for a few hours or desired firmness.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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  1. Now this is one ice cream I could eat all fall and winter! I’ve never made a pumpkin ice cream so I’m going to give your recipe a try. Thinking about doing it in place of a pumpkin pie for the holiday next week and serve it with homemade gingersnap cookies. Thanks for sharing this Ben ;)
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  2. Could brandy prevent ice-cream from getting it hard for real? Wow! Then I need an ice-cream full of so brandy. I will have to try this soon then. Love that you added biscuit crumbles to this. I don’t make ice-cream in winter either but I certainly won’t mind if you will send me this luscious treat. So much yes to this flavorful seasonal treat.
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  3. Ben, I learned something new today thanks to you, I had no clue brandy/alcohol could keep ice cream from becoming too hard – now I must try this tip out and whip up a dairy free version of this Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Ice Cream! It sounds so amazingly flavorful – so decadent! Loving the biscuit crumbles in it! I do eat ice cream (dairy free cos am lactose intolerant) in the winter – and have a steaming mug of coffee with it – the hot and cold balance each other out :)
    By the way, I so get what you are saying about misleading names – I guess that’s why Starbucks started adding real pumpkin to their pumpkin spiced lattes!
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  4. I can’t stand when things are misleading… like apple pie ice cream without any apples, or even an apple taste?! WHAT the what? No. But what I can totally stand is this ice cream, and I’m not even a huge pumpkin fan! This looks magnificent Ben! I LOVE the dulce de leche in here and SO much yes to the brandy!!!! I’ll take a gallon please! I’ll be waiting on my delivery. ;) Cheers, buddy!
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  5. You know, I think you’re onto something here, Ben. I love adding a splash of liquor to ice cream as a way to keep it soft! I often have that problem where homemade ice cream gets super hard in the freezer. I usually just let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes, but the liquor trick is a good one! Plus, the brandy flavor totally goes with the pumpkin. I’m all about seasonal ice cream, and I made a peppermint ice cream one Christmas. I’m wondering what sort of liquor would be good in that one now! :-)
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