Salted Caramel Cone Ice Cream {Häagen-Dazs Inspired}

Salted Caramel Cone Ice Cream {Häagen-Dazs Inspired}

Rich, smooth salted caramel ice cream with crunchy chocolate covered waffle cone pieces. Inspired by my fave Caramel Cone from Häagen-Dazs. A decadent gift from the ice cream gods! *heart emoji eyes*

I bought an ice cream maker.

For $8.

Well, the entire order was $8. Technically, the ice cream maker was free.

Wait, WAIT. I can explain.

No, I did not steal it! Geez, who do you think I am?!

Don’t answer that.

Ok, so here’s the story. One day, when I was paying bills (Ugh, I hate bills), I noticed on my credit card bill that I had “points”.

Points? What are these? I have 6,000+ points!!? For what?! I’m rich! OMG!

What can I do with these points!!?!!!

After intense investigation of these so-called points, I found out I could use them on Amazon. Guess what I bought? This ice cream maker!

Duh. No-brainer, right?

Well, that was like two months ago. Yes, it took me THIS LONG to finally use it. Such a travesty.

What can I tell you…I was busy making other stuff like these salted caramel s’mores.

Yes, I’m aware I have an addiction to salted caramel.

Totally aware!

But can’t stop, won’t stop. My excuse is I don’t care for pumpkin spice anything so instead I OD on salted caramel. Fair enough? I think yes!

When I’m not having a salted caramel frap at Starbucks or making homemade salted caramel at home, I’m dreaming about it in an ice cream.

Have you ever tried Caramel Cone from Häagen-Dazs? Caramel ice cream mixed with chocolate covered waffle pieces. Yeah. AH-MAZING!

I could eat the entire pint by myself.

Perhaps, buying this ice cream maker wasn’t the smartest idea, huh?

I couldn’t think of a better first recipe for my new ice cream maker than to recreate Haagen-Daz Caramel Cone ice cream but with….wait for it….SALTED CARAMEL.

You knew I was going to say that, right?

Oh and with chocolate covered waffle pieces and all. Don’t think I forgot those! I love fishing those out of the ice cream.

I totally was the kid growing up. My mom would always yell at me for eating the bits of chocolate, cookie dough, M&Ms or WHATEVER in ice cream. Might as well have bought a pack of M&Ms. IT’S NOT THE SAME!

***By the way, if you want to make the chocolate dipped waffle cones, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave. Stir and dip each cone however you like. Place in a cup, point side down, until it hardens.

Did I mention this ice cream was dangerous? I can hear it calling my name from my freezer right now. Luring me in. Telling me sweet nothings. MAKE IT STOP.

I cannot eat that entire quart of…luxuriously…creamy…salted caramel cone ice cream.

With chocolate covered waffle cone pieces.

And chocolate dipped waffle cones.


Pray for me.


Rich, smooth salted caramel ice cream with crunchy chocolate covered waffle cone pieces. Inspired by my fave Caramel Cone from Häagen-Dazs.
Salted Caramel Cone Ice Cream {Häagen-Dazs Inspired}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
3 hr 30 mins

Rich, smooth salted caramel ice cream with crunchy chocolate covered waffle cone pieces. Inspired by my fave Caramel Cone from Häagen-Dazs.

Servings: 1 quart
Salted Caramel Cone Ice Cream
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar divided
  • 2 1/4 cups heavy cream divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 waffle cones hand crushed
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Waffle cones
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil
  1. On medium heat, heat 1 cup sugar in a saucepan, stirring with a wooden spoon, until it melts and gets a dark amber color.
  2. Carefully add 1 1/4 cups heavy cream and stir until all the caramel has dissolved. Transfer to a bowl and stir in sea salt and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  3. In the same saucepan, bring milk, remaining cup of heavy cream, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk eggs then add half of hot milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Pour back into saucepan and stir constantly with a wooden spoon. Cook on medium heat until custard coats back of spoon (do not let boil). Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl. Don't skip this part, you don't want scrambled eggs in your ice cream, do you? Ew.
  5. Stir in cooled caramel then place in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours, stirring every half hour or so.
  6. After 3-6 hours, place the mixture into ice cream maker. Follow the directions of your ice cream maker.
  7. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Add waffle cone pieces and make sure to get them all covered in chocolate. Set aside to cool/harden.
  8. Once the ice cream is done, transfer it to an airtight container and fold in the chocolate covered waffle pieces. Place in freezer to firm up.


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Rich, smooth salted caramel ice cream with crunchy chocolate covered waffle cone pieces. Inspired by my fave Caramel Cone from Häagen-Dazs.

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