This elegant caramel ice cream recipe comes from chef Pierre Schaedelin of Benoit in New York City. Also try:Caramel Souffle
Place turbinado sugar in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add 1/4 cup water and stir to combine. Place over high heat and cook, until sugar is dissolved and mixture becomes a very dark caramel color, about 10 minutes.
Slowly whisk in milk, taking care as caramel may bubble and splatter. Place over medium-high heat and cook, whisking, until mixture is well combined. Remove from heat; set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and granulated sugar until well combined. Add half of the caramel mixture to the egg yolk mixture; whisk to combine. Return egg mixture to saucepan and whisk to combine. Place saucepan over medium-high heat and cook, whisking occasionally, until mixture is thickened, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, set a medium bowl in an ice-water bath; set a fine-mesh sieve over bowl. When ice cream mixture has thickened, strain and let cool completely.
When mixture is cooled, transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and keep frozen up to 1 week.