Choose an old fashioned caramel ice cream recipe from Grandma's collection and treat yourself to something extra special. If you love the taste of caramel, you'll love the irresistibly good taste of this classic ice cream.
Caramel is one of the oldest flavors for frozen dessert, and today it's still extremely popular, especially when homemade. Enjoy an all-natural frozen treat that's very easy to make in your refrigerator freezer or an ice cream maker.
Aunt Babette's Cook Book (1889)
Boil one pound of sugar in a saucepan until it is a brown caramel, and then pour it into a porcelain bowl, and set in a cool place until cold. Then pound to a powder in a mortar, or roll on a board with a rolling pin until crushed fine.
Now boil one quart of cream, beat the yolks of twelve eggs or less until light, add gradually to the cream; also the caramel, remove from the fire, and when cold, freeze in ice cream freezer. You may add an additional flavour of vanilla or orange. Adding whipped cream improves it.
Second Edition of the Neighborhood Cook Book (1914)
One pint boiling milk, yolks of four eggs, one small cup granulated sugar, one teaspoon cornstarch. Cook until thick as custard.
Melt three-fourths cup caramel sugar in skillet (stir until dark brown), pour in custard. Then let stand and cool. When cool, add one quart cream and the beaten whites of four eggs. Freeze in patent ice cream freezer.