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Salted Caramel Gelato

Salted Caramel Gelato #SundaySupper

Salted Caramel Gelato - a delicious ice cream perfect on its own or as an accompaniment to other desserts.

Course Dessert, Ice Cream
Cuisine French, Italian
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 100 gms – ½ cup sugar
  • 40 gms – 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 140 ml – ½ cup + 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 360 ml - 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ cup caramel bits optional


  1. Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl and keep them aside.
  2. Put the sugar in a heavy bottomed pot and put it on the fire, without stirring, until it’s a deep amber colour. Remove from the fire.
  3. Add the salted butter, milk and cream.
  4. Put the pot back on the fire and mix until smooth.
  5. While whisking, slowly pour the caramel mixture on the beaten egg yolks.
  6. Put this cream back on the fire and cook, while stirring, until it reaches 84°C – 183°F (do not boil it).
  7. Put the caramel cream in the fridge until chilled, then churn it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  8. When ready, mix in the caramel bits (optional).
  9. Put your gelato in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.