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Ice Cream Maker Caramel Chew Chew. How to make your favourite Ben & Jerrys caramel chew chew using your ice cream maker. Not only is this Ben & Jerry’s copycat recipe amazing, but it is also much cheaper, uses natural ingredients and is much lower in calories.
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Caramel Chew Chew
Welcome to my copycat caramel chew chew ice cream recipe for the ice cream maker. Updated for the summer of 2020 after originally sharing it with you back in the June of 2016 and a favourite in the Milner house.
If there is going to be one complaint about not getting favourite things here in Portugal it must be the lack of Ben & Jerry’s and the high prices.
I absolutely love Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and could not imagine life without it.
It was after Dominic & I had first moved to a new house that he introduced me to Ben & Jerry’s. I had never had it before, and he told me it was the best ice cream.
I fell head over heels in love with Ben & Jerry’s and blamed Dominic forever for getting me hooked on something that came out at more than 1000 calories a tub.
There were a few flavours I liked and the regular go to Ben & Jerry’s favourites was either Caramel Chew Chew or Cookie Dough, whereas Dominic stuck to his love for Chocolate Brownie.
We then moved to Portugal and it was double the price and you could only get Cookie Dough & Chocolate Brownie.
I always missed Caramel Chew Chew and used to dream about it!
Thankfully, that is what I said about Ben & Jerry’s back in 2016 and they have since improved flavour choice and we can now also get phish food, Netflix and chill and of course strawberry cheesecake.
I now mix it up between Ben & Jerry’s caramel chew chew, cookie dough and my other favourite strawberry cheesecake.
Though I still get incredibly jealous of my American friends that meet up with the Ben & Jerry’s van in the park when they give out free ice cream.
I mean why can’t that happen locally?
Though I did get an amazing Ben & Jerry’s flavour testing session in the summer of 2012.
We were on holiday visiting family in Vermont and had the pleasure of visiting the Ben & Jerry’s factory.
I think we left with about 10 different tubs because we could not believe how many different flavours there were and even got the chance to test the latest one.
Here is the shocked look on Kyle’s face when he saw how many flavours they do not have in Europe:
Sadly, we knew that none of these flavours will make it to Portugal and it would be a once in a lifetime taste test.
We all agreed that the Ben & Jerry’s factory tour was so boring, but well worth it for the free ice cream.
Though, I am sure my American family thought I was weird with my Ben & Jerry’s obsession, when it is something that is always there for them, a bit like Portugal and how much we take for granted the endless supply of oranges.
Since 2016 though, they have stopped supplying Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew, apparently I was told it was an Irish version and not even in the United States, so I decided the best thing to do was to make Caramel Chew Chew in the ice cream maker instead!
Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew
I have always watched for deals on the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and then grabbed a few tubs when they are knocked down in price.
Here in Portugal the standard price is almost $7.50 a tub and when there are 3 adults in the family, all wanting Ben & Jerry’s it can become rather expensive.
What we do instead is wait for it to become half price and then buy some and load caramel chew chew into the freezer.
If you have not tried Ben & Jerry’s caramel chew chew before then think of it like a very thick creamy ice cream.
That gives you their vanilla flavour. Then add in chocolate chunks with caramel in the middle along with lots of caramel and you have caramel chew chew.
Then if you were to recreate it at home using an ice cream maker you would need to find some caramel filled chocolate chunks and caramel and you are all set.
Even better, it is one of the easiest ice cream maker recipes to recreate at home.
Ben & Jerrys Caramel Chew Chew 100ml
Okay so there is a lot of calories in a big tub of Ben & Jerry’s. In fact, last time I had the guts to look it was over 1000 calories.
But those little 100ml caramel chew chew tubs are a much lower calorie alternative.
I have the little cute tubs when I am on the seafront in the summer and its nice to walk down the promenade of our favourite beach with a Ben & Jerry’s in our hands.
But if you want to recreate these little tubs of Ben & Jerry’s at home then use ramekins and it will provide a similar sized ice cream.
Ben & Jerrys Caramel Chew Chew 500ml
Okay. Greedy Ben & Jerry’s addict here that likes to eat 500ml of Ben & Jerry’s creamy ice cream in one night while watching Netflix.
In this recipe today I am portioning up the Ben & Jerry’s into two big mugs that are perfect for romantic nights in.
I am sure that if I did not have such a sweet tooth, I would be super skinny, but hey life is short!
Though what I did notice when looking up the nutrition info on Ben & Jerry’s is that our homemade version is half the calories but has 4 times the amount of caramel and chocolate in it.
So maybe my compromise is that I can eat two tubs of my homemade stuff a night instead????
Though Peppa always helps me with any bits I missed:
How To Make Ben & Jerrys Caramel Chew Chew Ice Cream At Home?
The process of making homemade Ben & Jerry’s ice cream using an ice cream maker is SIMPLE:
- You load a can of condensed milk into your instant pot and steam until you have addictive caramel.
- You whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar until they are light and fluffy.
- Heat milk and cream in a pan and load it with vanilla essence.
- Combine the warm and the cold and warm up the eggs and the sugar.
- Load into the freezer for quick cooling.
- Once cool load it into the ice cream maker with your caramel and you have delicious caramel ice cream.
- When the ice cream maker is 10 minutes from finishing, load in chocolate chunks.
- When it is done churning your caramel chew chew ice cream, load into containers and freeze for later.
Caramel Chew Chew Ingredients
The ingredients to make your own homemade Ben & Jerrys Caramel Chew Chew are ingredients that you can easily buy from the supermarket.
You can use any type of caramel that is chocolate coated. But if you want to create a gluten free ben and jerry’s you will need to choose a gluten free version.
Caramel Chew Chew Vs Cookie Dough
Can I say that I love both Ben & Jerrys Caramel Chew Chew and their other popular flavour cookie dough?
Both are fantastic and taste AMAZING.
But if you are not a big fan of raw cookie dough then it might not be for you.
Dominic my husband hates raw cookie dough and because of this would never eat Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough.
Though myself and my son Kyle would buy whichever we saw in the freezer first as they are both delicious.
If you are struggling to choose why not make both? We also have a Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough recipe for you to try too.
If I were to write a caramel chew chew ben and jerry’s review, it would include how amazing and addictive the ice cream is and then that you must try cookie dough next.
Is Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew Gluten Free?
I have looked online and could not find an answer of whether Ben & Jerry’s caramel chew chew is gluten free or not. Some places said it was and others said it was not.
What I can say is that our copycat version of Caramel Chew Chew is very much gluten free. Just make sure you choose chocolate to add in that is gluten free.
Caramel Chew Chew Calories
There are 661 calories in our caramel chew chew recipe. This works out at 132 calories per 100ml.
However, if you ate 100ml of official Ben & Jerry’s caramel chew chew you would be looking at 270 calories.
I assume they use double cream, while we use single cream as being the biggest factor in the calories.
If you are on Slimming World and want to work out Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew Syns we recommend that you half them, as our recipe is half the calories of the real thing.
More Ice Cream Maker Recipes
Our caramel chew chew ice cream maker recipe is number #3 in a 10 part summer series dedicated to making delicious ice cream recipes in your ice cream maker.
For further reading you can browse through the rest of our ice cream maker recipes below:
- Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe For Ice Cream Maker
- White Chocolate Ice Cream
- Terry’s Chocolate Orange Ice Cream
- Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream
- Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- Dulce De Leche Ice Cream
- Lemon Sorbet Ice Cream
- Paleo Banana Ice Cream
- Paleo Pineapple Ice Cream
Ice Cream Maker Caramel Chew Chew
- Submerge a can of condensed milk in the instant pot and steam for 40 minutes until your condensed milk becomes caramel. Allow to cool.
- Using an electric hand mixer or a whisk beat together the egg yolks and the sugar until they are fluffy.
- Heat milk and single cream in a small pan and add the vanilla essence.
- Add the egg mixture to the pan and stir on a high heat for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to the fridge and allow to cool for at least an hour.
- Load the vanilla ice cream mix to your ice cream maker, along with 1/3 of a can of condensed milk caramel and set it to 30 minutes.
- Chop up your chocolate covered caramel into small chunks with a vegetable knife.
- After 30 minutes add in your chocolate chunks.
- Allow the ice cream maker to churn for 15 more minutes to nicely mix in the chocolate.
- Transfer to the freezer for an hour and then serve.