Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
- Ice Cream Base (recipe follows)
- 1 tablespoon pure Tahitian vanilla extract
Heat the sugar in a dry heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium heat, stirring with a fork to heat the sugar evenly, until it starts to melt, then stop stirring and swirl the pan so the sugar melts evenly, and continue cooking until it is a dark amber color.
Carefully add the heavy cream (the mixture will splatter) and cook, stirring until all the caramel has dissolved. Transfer to a heat-proof bowl and stir in the sea salt. Set the caramel mixture over a bowl filled with ice water and stir until chilled to room temperature. Combine the caramel mixture with the Ice Cream Base and add the vanilla.
Freeze in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's directions.