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This no-churn apple pie ice cream is full of sweet cinnamon, apples, and caramel to make a delicious, easy fall treat that tastes just like apple pie a la mode. Sure to be a favorite especially when the summer days are still going strong well into apple season.
I really love apples. I enjoy taking our kids to the local orchard, taking a tractor ride and picking our own, fresh apples. I love their scent and enjoy filling my home with it. I also love their flavor. Nothing beats the flavor of sweet apple pie.
Sure, applesauce is great. I really enjoy a caramel apple cider float. But apple pie is where it’s at. And fresh is a must. None of those store-bought things do apple pie justice. I want to make it with my own two hands so I can add just the right amount of sweet and cinnamon.
And the aroma… mmmm I love the smell of fresh baked apples filling my home, especially in the month of September. Pumpkin seems to take over come October, but September is all about the apples.
However, while I love filling our home with the scent of fresh baked apple pie, it’s been 100 degrees here lately. It’s finally cooling down and signs of autumn are showing up. But, until the past few days it has been extraordinarily hot out. Hot plus oven equals no bueno. So, no fresh apple baked goods for us.
But, I’ve been craving fresh apple baked goods for us. Since August, in fact. Apple cider floats are easy and curb the craving a bit… but this stuff. This apple pie ice cream… this is where it’s at.
It tastes just like apple pie, folks. Just like it.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always putting vanilla ice cream on top of my apple pie. The melty vanilla goodness couples so well with the sweet cinnamon apple and crust. There’s not much more delicious than that.
It doesn’t require I turn on the oven at all to make this apple pie ice cream, either. All I have to do is chop up some apples and put the stuff on the stove for about 10 minutes. Everything else is done without heating a single thing.
The best part about this apple pie ice cream, though, is it’s no-churn. No specialty tools required. No specific ingredients that no one really has. Because all you have to do is throw everything into a pan and put it in the freezer for a few hours. That’s it. Easy, delicious apple pie… without the oven.
I intended to get more photos of this deliciousness. But… we ate it all before I could. It’s good, though. You’re really going to be happy you tried it.
Apple Pie Ice Cream
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Tips for Apple Pie Ice Cream
- You do not have to puree any of it if you don’t want to. I just like the way it incorporates into the cream if you do. But, it’s not necessary.
- If you do puree it, it will still be chunky, that’s okay.
- Make sure you make the apple pieces bite size. They’ll be soft, but they’re going to stay chunky in the ice cream, so make them small-ish.
- Cool off the apple pie filling adequately (I throw mine in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before I start whipping the cream) before you start the cream mixture. If it is too warm, it will break down your cream and you’ll have frozen cream instead of frozen ice cream… not as delicious.
- You don’t have to put the caramel into the ice cream mixture, either. You can omit it completely or simply serve it on top of the individual servings. Totally up to you.
- I really like using Granny Smith apples in this, because that’s what I use in apple pie. Any good, sweet tart variety will work, though.
For the Apple Pie Filling
For the Ice Cream
For the Filling
For the Ice Cream