This recipe was inspired by the Great American Family movie “10 Steps to Love”, which took place around an apple orchard. There was an apple ice cream featured in the movie as well which I thought would be the most perfect transition from Summer to Fall as we are having warm days with cooler nights.
Ingredients for ice cream base:
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup white sugar
-pinch of salt
-2 cups heavy cream
-1 cup milk
-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for apples
- 8 apples peeled and cubed
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Make sure to freeze the bowl to the ice cream maker overnight first (It has liquid inside it).
In a large mixing bowl, mix milk , salt, brown sugar and white sugar with a whisk or whisk attachment until all the sugar has been dissolved. Next, add in the heavy cream and vanilla. Refrigerate while you prepare the apples.
Peel and dice all your apples. In a large saucepan, melt some unsalted butter. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Stir and cover with a lid on low/medium heat until soft and slightly golden. Stir occasionally so they don’t burn, as caramelization will occur.
Spread evenly on a lined baking sheet and cool apples completely in fridge or freezer.
Next, remove the ice cream base the has been resting in the refrigerator and poor into frozen ice cream maker bowl. Let it mix for 20 minutes, scraping the sides occasionally. Once it has become creamy, you can add the apples that have been cooling.
Place in freezer for another 2 hours in a covered container before serving. Tastes great with caramel!!