This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com.
Summertime and ice cream go hand-in-hand. Ice cream, when prepared on a cold stone, is always delicious and fun. Picking the toppings and watching them combine with the cold ice cream is a treat. Most people think that they have to go to an ice cream shop to have this kind of ice cream, but you can actually prepare it at home using a salt block! What’s so special about a salt block? The salt elevates the sweetness in the ice cream and brings out the flavor of the chocolate. Salt block ice cream is truly simple and delicious.
All you have to do is put a salt block in the freezer overnight. I use an 8×12 Pink Himalayan salt block. Once it’s chilled, scoop your favorite vanilla or chocolate ice cream on to the stone and add your favorite sweet or savory fixings. Toss it all together, working the toppings in with a plastic spatula. All of this mixing will allow for the salt flavors to incorporate into the ice cream. Add a few extra toppings for a bit more crunch, then transfer to a bowl and your sweet tooth will be set for the summer. It’s that simple!
Not sure what to add into your ice cream concoction? I used honey roasted peanuts, crumbled pretzels and chocolate sauce, but you can be as creative as you wish. From crumbled sandwich cookies to M&Ms to chewy candy, the options are simply endless.
Want to get more out of your salt block? Use it for dinner by making these Salt Block Sliders with Caramelized Onions. Serve this ice cream as dessert and you’ll have yourself a full salt block summer spread. See my “Salt Block 101” guide for everything you need to know about using and caring for your salt block.
Where do you get the salt block?
Hi Patti – They can be found at many stores that carry kitchenwares (like Bed, Bath and Beyond or Sur la Table) and on Amazon.