Well fall is almost here- we got lucky and had a few days of slightly cooler weather and even a few sprinkles of rain. That is a good day in California for sure. It is still 100 degrees outside though so even though I am totally ready for soup season and new boots and apple orchards, the truth is we are still spending days out by the pool.
So I thought I’d compromise and come up with a fun fall recipe that works perfectly for very end of summer. So this caramel apple ice cream is absolutely delicious and perfect on its own or you can bake some apples and top them with this for a seriously delicious treat.
To make this ice cream does not require an ice cream machine and just takes a few simple ingredients.
Here is the simple recipe:
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 21oz apple pie filling (or see substitution below for fresh apples)
- 5 oz caramel ice cream topping (I used Smucker's Salted Caramel)
- Whisk the heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks form on the whisk.
- Fold in sweetened condensed milk until just incorporated.
- Empty the apple pie mixture onto a large chopping board and chop the apples up into smaller chunks.
- Pour about ⅓ of the mixture into a loaf pan.
- Pour the caramel sauce in drizzles over the top.
- Add about ½ the apple pie mixture in an even layer on top of the caramel.
- Pour another ⅓ of the heavy cream mixture on top of that.
- Add the balance of the apple pie filling in an even layer on top.
- Add the remainder of the cream mixture and use a knife to gently run back and forth through the pan to swirl the ingredients.
- At this point you can drizzle a tiny bit more caramel or just wrap the loaf pan tightly with saran wrap and place in freezer.
- Freeze about 5 hours or until solid.
This recipe calls for apple pie filling- you can use a canned mixture or your own homemade apple pie filling. If you prefer to use fresh apples, chop and peel 2 cups of the variety of apple of your choice.
Add 2 tablespoons butter to a saucepan and pour apples on top. Next add a sprinkle of cinnamon and cook over medium-low heat until soft. Add 1 cup of apple cider or apple juice and gently simmer about 5 minutes until most of the liquid is gone.
Please come back and let me know if you decide to try this recipe!
Here are a few other recipes you might enjoy:
Chai Sugar Cookies (I LOVE this recipe)