Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Happy National Ice Cream Day! It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

For a special day like this, I couldn’t just make any ice cream. No, siree. I had to really stretch my creative boundaries and think of a flavor that I wish someone would just go ahead and invent already. And you know what? Jackpot!

This is probably my favorite ice cream that I’ve made, and I’ve made a lot of winners. The base is creamy cinnamon with the best mix-ins in the world: cinnamon chips, chocolate chunks, and Rolos! Prepare to swoon.

Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

It’s been super-hot in the DC area over the past week, with temps pushing well into the 90s. Tomorrow, we’re supposed to hit 99, and I think there’s even a 100 in the 10-day forecast. Everyone is complaining about it.

Well, everyone but me, that is. I revel in the heat. It’s just so welcoming. Last week, Kenny and I took paddleboards out on the Potomac. He was very busy paddling to and fro, but I had a different idea. I paddled mine toward the edge of the river with a nice view of the Key Bridge, and then I put down my oar and stretched out onto my board, staring up at the sun while the board bobbed gently over the water. When it got too hot, I dipped a foot in the river. It was sublime.

Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

The upshot is that Kenny got back thirsty and tired, and I paddled back to the dock feeling pretty relaxed. Either way, the heat made the whole water trip even better. I felt like a cat in the sun.

You know what else is better in extreme heat? Frozen treats. I’m telling you, nothing feels quite so good as drinking something frosty or scooping up a cold spoonful when the sun is beating down on us all.

Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

There’s no better time to have National Ice Cream Day than the middle of July when we’re all inhaling the frozen desserts right and left, and I really wanted to do it up right this year. You can’t go wrong with this one, and there’s no ice cream maker needed!

Here’s a tip from me to you: don’t cheat with Cool Whip. Not on National Ice Cream Day. Whip up the real stuff. It’ll taste just so much better. The hardest part of this recipe is whipping the cream, and it takes very little time if you have a stand or handheld mixer. The rest is super easy!

Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

I wish you all a very happy time with your ice cream. Make it a day that’s worth its weight in ice cream. This is the time!


Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream


2 cups heavy cream
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup cinnamon chips
3/4 cup chocolate chunks
1/2 cup Rolos, halved


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the cinnamon to the whipped cream, stirring until well incorporated. Add the sweetened condensed milk and gently mix it into the cream until combined.
  3. Fold in the cinnamon chips, chocolate chunks and Rolos.
  4. Pour the mixture into a large loaf pan or square pan and freeze overnight.
  5. Store frozen.



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    OH MY GOODNESS, this flavor combo. All those different chips and candy. I love this idea! And I can’t imagine that heat with the humidity. It’s over 100 here regularly but at least it’s dry!
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    1. Mir

      I miss dry heat. It must be nice!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    It has been so hot here lately, too, and it’s supposed to be near 100 on Friday. So needless to say, I’m craving all the ice cream I can get my hands on! Love this mashup of flavors, Mir! Sounds perfect!
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    1. Mir

      100 is craziness. We’re expecting that too. Make it stop!

  3. Vivian | stayaliveandcooking

    Ice cream day?! Why did nobody inform me about this, haha! I love everything that’s in here, as cinnamon ice cream has always been my favourite. And you can’t go wrong with rolos!

    1. Mir

      Rolos are the BOMB.

  4. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    Paddle boarding on the Potomac sounds amazing! Can I go with you next time 😉 Any who – this flavor combo is so dreamy – you definitely created a winner 🙂

    1. Mir

      I’m getting quite fond of lying down on a paddleboard. 🙂

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    You might be the only person I know that likes the heat 🙂 I do like it when I’ve been sitting in a cold restaurant and then walk out into the warm night air. . your day paddle boarding sounds so fun!!! I love that and I love this cinnamon caramel chocolate chunk ice cream!!!! Looks divine!!!!

    1. Mir

      Warm night air is really the best. And paddleboarding is a lot more peaceful when you lie down on it and don’t paddle! 🙂

  6. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Yay to soaking up the sun, Mir! I know you are a huge fan of the heat, so I’m glad you are enjoying yourself while the rest of us are sweating our asphalt off. 😉 Gotta love national ice cream day.. although I think EVERY day in the summer should be national ice cream day! This flavor is crazy delish, girlfriend! Cinnamon chips, chocolate chunks, AND Rolos!? Like whoa! I’ll take a gallon please! And yessss to no churn! I refuse to spend money on the dang attachment when I can no-churn it up. 😉 Cheers, girlfriend!
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    1. Mir

      National ice cream day was beautiful. I’m sad it’s over, but who am I kidding? Every day is national ice cream day!

  7. Amanda

    You always have the most delicious ice cream, Mir! I gain five pounds just looking at it. But it’s definitely worth it. Rolos, cinnamon chips, and chocolate chunks in ice cream almost makes me shed a tear of joy! Totally addictive.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Amanda. I’m eating it, as is my duty!

  8. karrie @ Tasty Ever After

    WOW! This ice cream looks so delicious! Loving the rolos in it too. Why didn’t I ever think of that? I could eat ice cream every day in the Summer so making this very soon, probably tomorrow because gotta go to the store to pick up rolos. Hopefully I don’t eat all of them and actually save some for the recipe. lol! 😉

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Karrie! I love Rolos so much.

  9. Manali@CookWithManali

    I don’t mind the heat too, what I do mind is the rain and the cold, urgh! love this ice cream, u added all my favorite things in there Mir! Yum!
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    1. Mir

      Mine too. Thanks, Manali!

  10. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

    What a decadent treat! I didn’t know about national ice cream day until it had past. So sad!

    1. Mir

      It’s not too late, Laura! Eat lots of ice cream!

  11. Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    Happy National Ice Cream Day! It sure sounds like you guys had a fun time on the water! This ice cream sounds like the perfect way cool off and relax! I totally agree with you about whipping the real stuff too! Pinning!
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    1. Mir

      The real stuff is the only way to go. Thanks, Rachelle!

  12. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    Girl this ice cream looks so delicious!! I am just dying over the fact that there is cinnamon + caramel + chocolate all in one ice cream!! All my favorite flavors!!

    1. Mir

      It’s such a good combo, Ami!

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