- 4 egg yolks, room temperature
- 4 1.84-ounce Milky Way candy bars
- 1 cup whole milk, divided
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 1 7-ounce bag Milky Way Bites
- ¼ cup caramel sauce
- In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Set aside.
- Unwrap the Milky Way candy bars and cut them up into 4 or 5 pieces.
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, place the cut pieces Milky Way bars and about ½ of the milk. Over medium low heat, begin to melt the candy, stirring constantly. Gradually add the remaining milk and cream (about ½ cup at a time) stirring to continue to melt the candy bar but being careful not to let the mixture start to simmer. If needed, using a wooden spoon, press the nougat from the candy bar against the side of the hot pot to help it melt and dissolve.
- Remove from the heat (it’s OK if there are still some small unmelted pieces of candy bar in the cream mixture.
- Take about a cup of the hot mixture and very slowly drizzle it into the bowl with the egg yolks – constantly whisking while you add the hot mixture. (A slow drizzle will prevent the eggs from cooking as you add the hot cream mixture.)
- Once your egg mixture is smooth, slowly pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the hot cream and candy bar mixture.
- Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens a bit and coats the back of a spoon. (This will take less than 5 minutes as well, and again, do not bring the mixture to a simmer or boil, or it will curdle.)
- Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture through a fine strainer into a bowl.
- Cover the bowl with a large piece of plastic wrap, pushing the plastic down to touch the top of the custard. (This will prevent a skin from forming on the custard as it cools.) Refrigerate overnight.
- Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. As you get to the last few minutes of the churning process, pour in the Milky Way Bites and caramel sauce and allow it to churn a minute or so more until mixed throughout.
- After churning, freeze again for 4-6 hours before serving.