Nigella Lawson's Bourbon Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Often times the recipes I make are inspired by a television program. In this case it was Nigella Lawson's Christmas special (yes, I have a lot of shows on my DVR). What I love about Nigella is she makes delicious food but nothing is super complicated or fussy. One of my go-to recipes is her No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream and now I have a new recipe to add to my repertoire.
This recipe calls for a can of dulce de leche and I was unable to find it at my grocery store. I considered making dulce de leche but I've always been a little apprehensive about the method (one day I will be brave and do it). But once again, Trader Joe's saved me. TJ's has a delicious fleur de sel caramel sauce which, truth be told, is addicting enough to eat straight out of the jar. Consistency-wise I'm not sure how it compares to dulce de leche. I suspect it may be a little thinner but it worked just fine. My only adjustment was to eliminate the salt in the recipe since it was already in the caramel sauce.
The beauty of no-churn ice creams is an ice cream machine is not needed. The ingredients are whisked together, frozen for several hours, and comes out as a smooth, creamy ice cream treat.