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Summer Of Sandwiches: Dulce De Leche Ice Cream & Choco Covered Graham Cracker Sandwiches

Summer Of Sandwiches: Dulce De Leche Ice Cream & Choco Covered Graham Cracker Sandwiches


Ever since I ripped the recipe out of Gourmet magazine back in April, I've been dying to make dulce de leche ice cream. Dulce de leche is a South American treat similar to a thick creamy version of caramel. I talked about making it for months and I finally made it this weekend!! It tastes super delicious alone (I had homemade dulce de leche ice cream for dinner 2 nights this week) or smashed between two chocolate covered graham crackers. I took the time to make the ice cream and dulce de leche, but Starbucks helped me out by making the chocolate covered graham crackers. Don't have time or an ice cream maker? Purchase dulce de leche ice cream and serve these as dessert after a Mexican inspired meal. For the recipe and my flipbook style pics,



Dulce De Leche Ice Cream & Choco Covered Graham Cracker Sandwiches
From Emeril Lagasse

Dulce de Leche, recipe follows or you can purchase it
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
6 large egg yolks
chocolate covered graham crackers, 2 per person

  1. In a medium heavy saucepan, combine 3/4 cup of the dulce de leche, the cream, milk, and sugar. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat.
  2. Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk 1 cup of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks. Gradually add the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream, to the hot cream.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer into a clean container. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down against the surface to keep a skin from forming. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.
  5. Remove from the refrigerator and pour into the bowl of an ice cream machine. Freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  6. When the ice cream is nearly completely thickened, pour in the remaining 1/4 cup dulce de leche to create a swirl in the ice cream. Transfer to a flat airtight container and freeze for several hours.
  7. Line up chocolate covered graham crackers.
  8. Remove ice cream from freezer and slice into small squares.
  9. Top one chocolate covered graham cracker with a slice of ice cream and cover with another cracker. Serve or freeze until ready to serve.

Makes about 24 sandwiches.


Dulce De Leche
From Emeril Lagasse

1 quart milk
1 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split in half and seeds scraped
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons water

  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. When the milk begins to get foamy on top, stir to incorporate the foam.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the water, and add to the milk mixture.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered at a bare simmer. Let cook, stirring occasionally without working the foam into the milk. After 1 hour remove the vanilla bean.
  4. Continue cooking, skimming occasionally, until tan, very thick, and reduced to about 1 cup, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (The milk will continue to darken as it cooks.)
  5. Strain into a clean container and let cool. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. (The dulce de leche will thicken as it cools, and will keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.)

Makes about 1 cup.


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beleza beleza 9 years
I have to try this one of these days. it looks sooooooo goooood.
Huckleberry Huckleberry 9 years
I absolutely have to make this
bangsugar bangsugar 9 years
These look fabulous! What a CREATIVE idea:)
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
OK...I think I'm in love.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
OK...I think I'm in love.
KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
Yummy! :)
KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
Yummy! :)
Tech Tech 9 years
I think these look beautiful. Completely decadent but simple at the same time.
toosugar toosugar 9 years
I am Latin American, and the way we make dulce de leche is MUCH easier. You just take a can of condensed milk, peel of the label and poke some holes at the top. Bring water to boil in a large pot and place the can of condensed milk in it. After some time (don't remember how long) the milk turns caramel. That said, this dessert looks gross. That's way too much sugar, my belly hurts just looking at it!
toosugar toosugar 9 years
I am Latin American, and the way we make dulce de leche is MUCH easier. You just take a can of condensed milk, peel of the label and poke some holes at the top. Bring water to boil in a large pot and place the can of condensed milk in it. After some time (don't remember how long) the milk turns caramel. That said, this dessert looks gross. That's way too much sugar, my belly hurts just looking at it!
sparkle5motion sparkle5motion 9 years
WOW you did an amazing job with the picture discriptures, thank you i might have to try that,ill juts buy the ice cream though
stefsprl stefsprl 9 years
That looks AMAZING!!!
amh678 amh678 9 years
You are killing me, partysugar! I am soooo hungry! :feedme:
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
omg i have to try this :P
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
omg i have to try this :P
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
OOOMG that looks sooo yummy. I wish I have the time & appliances to make my own ice cream!
thehabra thehabra 9 years
Am I the only one who thinks this looks a bit...boring..Not very inventive or different from all the other Ice cream sandwich recipes you've posted if you ask me..
Zeinobia Zeinobia 9 years
this is so sweet and yummy , I will give it a try for sure
MissLee82 MissLee82 9 years
That looks delicious!!!!!! I want to try this.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Party, how do you stay so thin with all these wonderful dessert recipes?
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
OMG! This is the cure for PMS. Thanks, Party!
Maria84 Maria84 9 years
That looks beyond yummy !
Maria84 Maria84 9 years
That looks beyond yummy !
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Oh, gosh, yum.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
That looks so yummy.I'm definely going to try that.
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