Cinnamon Ice Cream and Dr. Pepper Frosted

Cinnamon Ice Cream & Dr. Pepper Frosted with Salted Caramel

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Kris Longwell
This Cinnamon Ice Cream & Dr. Pepper Frosted with Salted Caramel happened by accident. We made the cinnamon ice cream, and the added the salted caramel sauce, some Heath bar chunks. But the Loon could just stop there, her mixed in a Dr. Pepper to make the best frosted you'll ever taste!
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  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 3 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup of broken toffee Heath bar chunks
  • 1 can of Dr. Pepper


  • Over medium heat, in a medium-sized skillet, combine the milk and the sugar.
  • Add in the cinnamon sticks, the innards of the vanilla bean, and the bean pod, too.
  • Stir mixture to heat, but do not bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, add the egg yolks to a medium-sized bowl and whisk vigorously for about 2 to 3 minutes. The yolks will become a little lighter in color.
  • Remove and discard the cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean pod from the saucepan.
  • Slowly ladle the warm milk mixture into the yolks, whisking constantly to temper the egg yolks.
  • Once is fully mixed in, cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture into a large bowl. (I like using cheesecloth to strain, but not absolutely necessary...any kind of fine mesh strainer works just fine).
  • Add the heavy cream and ground cinnamon to the custard in the bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Chill the mixture in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Pour into your ice cream maker and process according to your machine's directions.
  • While it's churning, make the salted caramel sauce. Let cool slightly.
  • In the final stage of the churning, add the salted caramel sauce and toffee crunches.
  • Pour the ice cream into an airtight container and place in the fridge, for at least 2 hours, preferably over night.
  • Once the ice cream is frozen, add to a large ice cream frosted mug.
  • Pour about half of the can of Dr. Pepper over the ice cream (or until almost full).
  • Gently mix with a large spoon.
  • Serve with sipping straw and long spoon.
  • Enjoy!