Apple Pie Ice Cream

When you think of fall, what’s the first dessert that you think of? Apple pie, right? And what’s your favorite summertime cold treat? If you said ice cream, then boy do I have a treat for you! This Apple Pie Ice Cream is sweet and mouthwatering, and it’ll make your whole house smell like fall.

apple pie ice cream

I had some leftover apples from Rosh Hashannah this year, and instead of making a cake or another pie, I wanted to try something unique.


What kind of apples to use?

Granny Smith is my favorite type of apple so I tend to use that in my apple-based desserts. Let’s get one thing straight though, there’s only one person who has full control in what they make and that’s YOU. The apples will be cooked down, so use your favorite. McIntosh, Red Delicious, Fuji, etc.

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Ice cream tends to already be gluten-free, but I add some crushed graham crackers in this recipe to give the flavor of a pie crust. Just make sure to use gluten-free graham crackers, or omit these completely.


To make this recipe dairy-free: for the ice cream use dairy-free heavy whipping cream. I normally find that at the kosher market, but you can get it at Whole Foods as well. Instead of sweetened condensed milk, you can use 1 and 1/2 cups of almond or soy milk, and 1/2 cup of white sugar. Note: You won’t get the same creaminess if you use dairy-free milk and sugar in place of sweetened condensed milk.

apple pie ice cream
apple pie ice cream

Apple Pie Ice Cream

This no-churn ice cream combines apple pie and ice cream into one satisfying dish.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Freeze Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 40 mins

Equipment

  • Kitchenaid Mixer
  • Saucepan
  • Rubber spatula

Ingredients
  

Ice Cream

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14 ounces
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup graham crackers, crushed

Apple Pie Filling

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg

Instructions
 

Apple Pie Filling

  • Peel and core the apples, and dice them. Toss the apples in lemon juice and set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix together.
  • Add in the apples and cook them down. This should take about 10 minutes or so. Remember to keep stirring the apple mixture occasionally.
  • Allow the filling to cool slightly, then cover it with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator to cool completely.

Ice Cream

  • Using your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. About 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl add the sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, and crushed graham crackers. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the condensed milk mixture to the whipped cream and whisk to combine.
  • Fold the cooled apple pie filling into the ice cream, and store in an airtight container for at least 6 hours.

Notes

  • There are so many warm flavors in this ice cream that vanilla extract is not necessary.
  • Cook the apples to your liking. If you like more of a bite to your apple pie filling, then cook them less. If you like them softer then cook them more.
  • Make sure the apple pie filling is cold before adding it to the ice cream.
  • Tossing the apples in lemon juice slows down the browning process once the apple is cut. Be sure not to skip this step, or you can save the apple dicing to the very last step.

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