clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Sage salted caramel ice-cream pops

  • Author: Erin Clarkson
  • Yield: Makes 6 pops, or 1 quart of ice-cream 1x


Sage salted caramel ice-cream pops



Sage Salted Caramel

  • 1 ½ cups (300g) granulated sugar or coconut sugar (I used 1 cup granulated and ½ cup coconut)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy cream, at room temperature
  • ½ tsp salt
  • approx. 20 fresh sage leaves

Ice cream base

  • ¾ cup sage salted caramel
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups (480ml) heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups (360ml) whole milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • approx. 60 fresh sage leaves


Freeze the bowl of your ice-cream maker overnight. 


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir the coconut sugar and water until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, swirling occasionally. Cook for 2-3 minutes total, until amber in colour, or until the mixture measures 225˚f / 107˚c on a candy thermometer (Note - if you are using granulated sugar, this process will take longer than if you are using coconut sugar). Remove from the heat and add the heavy cream and salt, whisking until combined. Add the sage leaves, and steep for 25 minutes. Strain to remove the sage leaves. Let the caramel cool for at least 20 minutes.


  1. Whisk the egg yolks in a medium bowl. In a large saucepan, whisk together ¾ cup of the sage salted caramel (reserve the rest for drizzling) with the heavy cream, milk, vanilla, egg yolks and salt. Whisk until steam rises. Add the sage leaves. 
  2. Cook over a low heat until it measures 170˚f / 77˚c on a thermometer, or until it thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon. Taste to see if you've reached the desired level of sage-iness, and if so, strain out the sage leaves. If not, leave the sage leaves in to steep while the custard cools (I left them in and it turned out perfectly). Transfer to a covered container, and refrigerate until cooled completely. 
  3. Once chilled, if the sage is still in the custard, strain it out and discard. Freeze in an ice cream maker, according to the manufacturer's instructions, until the consistency is smooth and thick.
  4. Transfer to a freezer-safe, airtight container or popsicle moulds, and allow to freeze for at least 6 hours before serving. 
  5. To serve, top with the reserved sage salted caramel.


Recipe is Copyright © 2017 by Lily Diamond from KALE & CARAMEL: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 

Printed with permission from Kale and Caramel