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Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream


"Frozen Bliss: A frosty, homemade version of that famous coffee shop's macchiato."
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4 h 10 m servings 264 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk together milk, instant coffee granules, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream, then cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
  2. Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions until it reaches "soft-serve" consistency. Transfer half of the ice cream to a one- or two-quart lidded plastic container. Pour half of the caramel sauce over the top, then repeat the layers with the remaining ice cream and caramel. Swirl the caramel into the ice cream using a chopstick or knife. Cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. For best results, ice cream should ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.


  • Cook's Note
  • The longer you freeze it the firmer it will be. I also place a layer of wax paper firmly against the ice cream before freezing to keep out any freezer flavors.

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This ice cream is good. No - I mean, this ice cream is GOOOOD. Holy moly, I never expected it to be this delicious! I've never had the Caramel Macchiato drink (although I just may be tempted to...

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My family and I weren't overly crazy about this recipe. My first problem was that, even though I mixed the milk and sugar VERY well, when the ice cream was done, I could feel the sugar in my mou...

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This ice cream is good. No - I mean, this ice cream is GOOOOD. Holy moly, I never expected it to be this delicious! I've never had the Caramel Macchiato drink (although I just may be tempted to...

This ice cream isn't even frozen yet and we are having a hard time staying out of the freezer. I cut the sugar back to about 3/4 cup and used about 1/2 cup homemade caramel sauce. I can't wait f...

We just made this along with 4 other flavors of homemade ice cream and this was our favorite! I found some instant coffee at the store that came in single serve packets and it was hazelnut flavo...

I made this for my coffee-loving husband, whose favorite drink at the coffee shop is a caramel macchiato. Personally, I don't drink coffee, nor do I really enjoy ice cream. But after making th...

Shut up! I love this. I am the happiest pregnant woman in the all the world right now. I used fat free 1/2 and 1/2 instead and heavy cream and it is so amazing. Yum. Thanks!

I just bought an ice cream maker last week and tried to make this ice cream this weekend, but unfortunately it didn't work well.. I don't know what's going wrong, but the ice cream wasn't thicke...

Very Very Very Good.I used Creamy Fudge Dessert Sauce instead of Caramel.

I used to work at Starbucks, so I know how this SHOULD be done... I made half coffee ice-cream and half vanilla ice-cream... I fashioned a couple dividers for my container so that it looked kin...

Very Good. I used 1/2 and 1/2 in place of the heavy cream.