Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

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Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream - creamy and perfect for summer!


Over the last month my 9 year old has become obsessed with soccer.  He is currently playing baseball on a team, but spends almost all of his free time playing soccer in the back yard.  He even saved up his allowance money, and used it to buy a USA soccer shirt.  He changes into his white USA shirt and white shorts and plays games for hours on end in the back yard.  Often I am called out there to be another country and play as well.  Now that the World Cup is over, he is starting to go through withdrawal.  He admits he isn’t very good at soccer and doesn’t really want to play on a team.  So I think it is going to be a long 4 years until the next World Cup!

Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

We have hit close to the half way point of summer break. Vacations are happening for lots of families. To me, one thing that is a must on vacation is to get ice cream. I am not sure why it is acceptable to have ice cream at 3pm while on vacation, but not at home. But it is, and I am going to go with it. And since not everyone is going on vacation right now, I figured I would bring one piece of vacation home to you! I don’t make a lot of homemade ice cream, but when I do it disappears very quickly.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream - a hint of chocolate with swirls of caramel and chocolate chips

For this ice cream, I didn’t want to use eggs and have to cook and chill forever.  So I used the basic recipe that came with my Cuisinart ice cream maker, and modified it to get the flavor I was looking for.  For a hint of chocolate and caramel in the background I used International Delight Coffee Creamer.  The Hershey Chocolate Caramel creamer gave it just the flavor that I was looking for.  I stirred in some extra chocolate chips right after it got done churning, because that just seemed like the right thing to do.  As I was putting it into the storage container, I squeezed in some caramel sauce and used a knife to try to swirl it around.  My 9 year old would have sat down and eaten the entire container if I let him, to say he loved this flavor is an understatement!

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Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Caramel Swirl Ice Cream - a hint of chocolate with swirls of caramel and chocolate chips

Homemade ice cream with a hint of chocolate, swirled caramel and chocolate chips. Creamy and perfect for summer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup International Delight Hershey Chocolate Caramel Creamer
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup carmael
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl combine whole milk and sugar, whisking until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in heavy cream, creamer, vanilla and pinch of salt. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. Pour into ice cream machine, and churn according to the manufacturers directions.
  4. Once finished churning, stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the ice cream into a storage container. Drizzle the 1/2 the caramel over the ice cream. Top with the rest of the ice cream, and the rest of the caramel. Using a knife, swirl in the caramel.
  6. Freeze until hard before serving.


Adapted from Cuisinart

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 589Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 24gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 89mgSodium 113mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 2gSugar 58gProtein 6g

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  1. This ice cream speaks to me! Caramel is my favorite!! Using the coffee creamer is brilliant!