Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek

by Erin

Sweet meets salty in this salted caramel ice cream pie. No-churn salted caramel is set in a no-bake pretzel crust. Go ahead and top it off with some caramel sauce!

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The kick off of Ice Cream Week just so happens to land on National Ice Cream Pie Day and obviously I took the opportunity to make an ice cream pie. A salted caramel ice cream pie complete with a pretzel crust.

I know that dulce de leche technically is not caramel but it does have a caramelized flavor. I have recently become obsessed with no-churn ice cream and since it is made with sweetened condensed milk I decided that dulce de leche was the perfect choice for making a caramel-like no-churn ice cream. After all, you can make dulce de leche by cooking sweetened condensed milk while it’s still in the can. And this ice cream pie tasted pretty darn good to me!

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Special Guest for the Week is Lindsay Clendaniel of the blog, Scoop Adventures. We’re very excited to have her join us. Lindsay is the author of Scoop Adventures which is chock full of ice cream goodness.

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Serves 12



1-1/4 cups crushed salted pretzels

6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup brown sugar


1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream

1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

1/2 cup dulce de leche, store-bought or homemade

1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. For the crust: Pulse pretzels in a food processor until finely ground. In a medium bowl, combine pretzels, butter, and brown sugar and mix well. Press evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch pie plate. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. For the filling: In a cold, medium bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in Greek yogurt, dulce de leche, and salt.
  3. Spread the filling evenly into the chilled crust. Freeze until very firm, at least 5 hours.
  4. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Top with additional pretzels, caramel sauce, and whipped cream if desired.

Source: Crust from Cooking Channel. Filling adapted from The Comfort of Cooking.

Ice Cream Week 2014

Welcome to Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to bring you ice cream treats all week long. I hope you have as much fun as we did. Break out those stretchy pants and celebrate Ice Cream Week with us

Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, WÜSTHOF, Page Street Publishing and Quarry Spoon. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!

Here’s what is up for grabs, One Winner Takes All:

Ice Cream Week Prizes 1

1 Cuisinart Ice Cream Machine in White

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One Microplane Herb and Salad Chopper

One Microplane Premium Classic Grater in White

One WUSTHOF CLASSIC 9-inch Double Serrated Bread Knife

Ice Cream Week Prizes 2

One Copy of the Cookbook Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer

One Copy of the Cookbook Everything Goes with Ice Cream by Koralee Teichroeb

One Copy of the Cookbook Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro

One Copy of the Cookbook The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

One Copy of the Cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Kellar

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One Copy of the Cookbook Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel

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Shelby August 27, 2014 - 9:48 pm

I’m a big fan of cookies & creme!

lauren b August 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Caramel in anything is a winner for me!

ten b August 25, 2014 - 10:55 am

My favorite ice cream varies. We have a local ice cream shop that I’ve been visiting since I can remember. Now, it’s my children’s favorite treat spot. They make several seasonal varieties – my current favorite is eggnog, but I have to wait until thanksgiving to taste it again!!

Laura Dembowski August 24, 2014 - 8:29 am

Caramel and pretzels go together so well. It’s a rather unexpected and underutilized pairing, but an awesome one!

Aviva August 22, 2014 - 1:48 am

I’d have to say my favorite flavor ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip, Real Vanilla, Mocha Almond Fudge, Coffee and Butter Pecan!!!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 21, 2014 - 10:06 pm

You’re so smart to use the dulce de leche!!! This pie is so perfectly salty and sweet in every way-the pretzel crust is GENIUS

Marion@Life Tastes Good August 20, 2014 - 12:34 am

Oh em geee!!! You had me at Salted Caramel, but I bet that pretzel crust makes it even better!! No churn, caramel, and pretzels!! This is winner for sure! Thanks for sharing this yumminess!

Jamie August 19, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Mint chocolate chip!

Meriem August 19, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Chocolate chip cookie dough!

Chris August 19, 2014 - 5:33 am

Pistachio! or vanilla fudge swirl…

DeeDee August 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm

My favorite ice cream flavor? Anything caramel!

Zainab August 18, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Blueberry ice cream

Zainab August 18, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Wow girl! Your really know how to make ice cream week start!! Love this pie!!

Shelbyl August 18, 2014 - 8:59 pm

I love the genius mind that thought up salted caramel. Just absolutely amazing!

Liz August 18, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Oh, my gosh, I need to make this pie or at least the pie filling ASAP! LOVE it!!!

Renee's Kitchen Adventures August 18, 2014 - 2:48 pm

I love that you used pretzels in the crust of this beauty! It was the perfect choice!

Terri/LoveandConfections August 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Salted Caramel is a weakness of mine. I LOVE it. I love the salty sweet combination and this pie would totally not last in my house.

Jennifer | Bake or Break August 18, 2014 - 12:33 pm

I’m just betting this is pretty amazing, Erin! All this ice cream this week is going to do me in!

Tonia August 18, 2014 - 11:14 am

Wow! Can you just send this pie on over to my house?

spiffycookie August 18, 2014 - 11:21 am

If it wouldn’t melt, I’d gladly send some your way!

Ashley @ ashleymarieskitchen August 18, 2014 - 10:32 am

Salted caramel is my favorite! I could sure go for a slice of that ice cream pie right about now :)

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) August 18, 2014 - 8:29 am

This is seriously the best ice cream pie ever! You have done National Ice Cream Day right, and I can’t wait to see what else is in store!


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