A coffee house favorite inspired caramel ice cream is simple to make and lighter using caramel macchitao flavored iced coffee, coconut milk and a homemade caramel sauce!
I had an epiphany last week. Summer is coming to a close and I had yet to make ice cream. I mean, what kind of ice cream connoisseur do I consider myself when I haven’t even ventured into making my own? Well those days are finally over. Phew.
We all know my obsession with iced coffee, so it only seemed appropriate to enjoy my favorite flavors in a frozen delight. And oh man, I made a very good call here. When I was a barista at Starbucks in college, every day I would set the tone of my shift with a few shots of espresso to put a lil pep in my step. Some days it was a frappuccino, others a Caramel Macchiato. Did ya know that “macchiato” in French means “marked”? So a caramel macchiato is milk, flavored with vanilla syrup, and then ‘marked’ with espresso and fresh caramel sauce. And not to mention the drink is a two toned beauty that always gets people’s attention.
International Delight luckily sells an insanely delicious Caramel Macchaito Iced Coffee that makes everything morning a treat, saving my wallet and waistline a trip to the coffee shop! The iced coffee makes whipping this ice cream together easy peasy. A simple mix in a blender with coconut milk, a bit of espresso powder, sugar and vanilla extract and your ice cream is ready to go into your ice cream machine. But I couldn’t just stop there because the classic coffee house drink is draped in a sweet, caramel sauce. Taylor, with Food, Faith and Fitness has an out of the park, drool worthy homemade caramel sauce with coconut milk so I didn’t feel the need to recreate the wheel here. In the last few minutes of the ice cream churning, drizzle in the sauce then steal yourself a big spoonful. I won’t tell… Now that is what I call showing Monday up, all hail the caramel!
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