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Last Updated on December 6, 2020

Primal Salted Caramel Ice Cream

There is nothing like brainstorming with friends to help kick up your recipes a notch.  This idea for Paleo Salted Caramel Ice Cream came about when my BFF was here (also see the Paleo Apple Pie Ice Cream Recipe).   I knew that this was something I had to try to create, and this recipe is a winner. It is rich and creamy and reminds of of a “true” ice cream.

Now this recipe is perfect for me as is.  It has  a wonderful hint of caramel in the background of the recipe.    You might want to  double the caramel  so you can have some to drizzle all over your ice cream but again prepare from some serious sweetness.

Primal Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Two notes: Buy a Candy thermometer so you can make sure the honey only gets to 250 degrees.  If the temp gets higher it’s going to mess up the recipe.  You can get one from the dollar store.  Also, I had to make this in two batches as my ice cream maker was too small to handle the entire recipe at once.

One amazing thing about the recipe is that the ice cream will not be rock hard when you pull it from the freezer.  The amount of honey in here makes it  very scoopable.   Ok, this will probably be my last ice cream recipe for the month as my waistline cannot take any more abuse.

Primal Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Primal Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Yield: 10

Primal Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes



  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 8 Tablespoons ghee
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Ice cream base

  • 2 13.5 oz cans of Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a sauce pan, cook the honey until it reaches the soft boil stage (250 degrees).
  2. Remove the pan from the stove top and add in the butter. Whisk the butter into the honey until it is completely incorporated. Then whisk in the vanilla.
  3. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes.
  4. In a blender, add the coconut milk, sea salt and caramel.
  5. Blend for 2 - 3 minutes.
  6. Pour in your ice cream maker for 15 - 20 minutes until set. Freeze for 2 hours. Enjoy!

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Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

I've recently had to give up dairy and most grains and recipes like this one have made it easier to handle. My husband, who does not care for coconut at all, has found that my homemade paleo ice creams with coconut milk are not bad at all, in fact this one was his favorite. The honey caramel sauce tastes so rich and caramel like that next time I'll make two batches of the caramel just to have some to top the ice cream with too. Thank you for sharing this!

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 7th of March 2021

So glad you liked it hon!

Elizabeth grooms

Sunday 19th of July 2015

This turned out pretty good, the coconut taste was pretty strong for my preference, wondering if subbing almond milk for one can would work to make it less coconut-y tasting? The carmel sauce was perfect!

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 2nd of August 2015

As long as the fat content is high, it should work fine hun. People have issues when they use light milk.

Molly Ries

Saturday 31st of January 2015

I'm OUT of this! Time to make more!!!!! This recipe is SIMPLE and DELICIOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

I'm glad you enjoyed it Molly!


Friday 5th of September 2014

Suggested recipe for a "lite" version: Use one can regular organic coconut milk and one can "lite" organic coconut milk, or two cans "lite" organic coconut milk. Reduce the ghee to 5 tablespoons. The flavor is just as good, and the "lite" coconut milk has about 90 fewer calories in a 1/3 cup serving. I have used one can "lite" and one can regular. I have not yet used two cans of "lite".

For a flavor addition, I add about a 1/2 tsp of instant coffee, and a 1/2 tsp of cocoa in just enough hot filtered water to dissolve and incorporate it with the honey before boiling.

This recipe is the bomb! It's the best part about Paleo - you can have your sweets and still eat right!

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 12th of September 2014

Thanks for sharing that hun :)


Friday 5th of September 2014

This recipe is the best ice cream! It is better than the stuff from the store, healthier, and sooooo easy to make. I make a quart most every week. I've been eating Paleo for 2 months, lost 18 lbs and get to enjoy this fantastic sweet! No feeling of losing out or deprivation when you have something like this to eat.


Kelly Bejelly

Friday 12th of September 2014

Thanks Sandy!

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