Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This ice cream is a real sweet and rich treat! I found this recipe in a Sunset Magazine article on holiday entertaining. Prep time does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 1 to 2-quart pan over medium heat, stir brown sugar, butter and vanilla until butter is melted, sugar is dissolved and mixture is bubbly, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Whisk in 1/2 C.
  3. whipping cream until smooth.
  4. Remove butterscotch mixture from heat.
  5. In a 3-4 quart pan over medium high heat, combine remaining 1 cup whipping cream and the half-and-half, bring to a simmer.
  6. Beat egg yolks to blend in a bowl.
  7. Whisk 1/2 cup of the warm cream mixture into the eggs yolks, then pour egg yolk mixture into the pan with the remaining cream mixture.
  8. Stir constantly over low heat just until mixture is slightly thickened, 2 to 4 minutes.
  9. Immediately remove from heat.
  10. Pour through a fine strainer into a clean bowl and whisk in butterscotch mixture.
  11. Chill until cold, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours, or cover and chill up to 1 day.
  12. Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
  13. Serve softly frozen, or transfer ice cream to an airtight container and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours or up to 1 week.
Most Helpful

Very good soft ice cream that we enjoyed. I think this ice cream will be wonderful on top of apple crisp during the fall season. Thanks Hey Jude for posting.

ellie_ August 28, 2003

I got rave reviews from this recipe. I added a tsp of instant coffee granules to the warm cream mixture and crushed coffee-flavoured chocolate bars (Coffee Crisp) to right before the end of freezing cycle. Lovely!

Hoju's Mama November 21, 2006