Friday, September 17, 2010

Apple Pie Ice Cream

Nope that's not apple pie AND ice cream - it's apple pie ice cream!  Woop woop!

This summer we were essentially robbed of summer weather in Southern California.  Instead we got sand up our noses at the beach while the wind blew like crazy, Christmas weather at the Fourth of July, and a bunch of overcast days where I wore a coat.  We waited patiently for sunny days while eating all kinds of warm treats sitting by the heating vents.  A couple of times we thought of making homemade ice cream (the Chef is a whiz with creative varieties!), but the weather was so disagreeable that we mowed down ebelskivers instead.  No major complaints here.

When we got home from Canada last week and visited the grocery store the apples looked amazing.  Suddenly I was all about apple turnovers and ice cream.  Then I had an idea!  Apple Pie Ice Cream....why not make it a best of both worlds?  And so we did.  It was my first time really getting involved in the entire process and I have to say it was painless.  I'm looking forward to experimenting a little more, but in the meantime please enjoy a summery fall treat that will keep you coming back for more.  We've divided it into 4 sections:  Crust, Apples, Cream Mix, and prepare each step, dump it into the ice cream maker and churn away to your finished result.  *I swear the two remaining scoops I rationed throughout the week are the only thing that have gotten me through to Friday with a shred of sanity intact.*

Apple Pie Ice Cream

*Cream mix
1pt    half and half
1/2C brown sugar
1/4t   nutmeg
1/2t   cinnamon
4       egg yolks
1t      salt

2T     butter
2ea    Granny Smith apple - peeled and medium diced
1/4C  brown sugar


1/2C  flour
1/4C  butter
1/4t    salt
1t       cold water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
You can use a bought pie crust if you'd like, but you won't need all of it.  I quickly whipped up some homemade crust using my gluten-free flour blend and it was easy and awesome.  For the sake of ease, we just stuck to regular flour for the recipe.

 Begin by combining flour and salt. 
 Using a pastry cutter or fork to mash it until you get a crumbly texture
and then mix the remainder by hand...
to form it into a ball. *You may need to add a bit of water 
to form a ball, but I didn't.

Place the dough into the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes.  Once chilled roll flat onto cookie sheet. You don't have to roll it out perfect since you will be crumbling it.  Place it into the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool then break into pieces. Set aside.

Begin by peeling, coring and dicing your apples into medium sized bites.  Melt butter in saute pan over medium heat. 
  Add apples and saute for two minutes.
 Add brown sugar and cook until sugar is melted.
This will make a quick caramel. 
 Remove to a plate and chill in fridge.

-Begin by bringing half and half to a boil; add cinnamon and nutmeg and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
-In a separate bowl mix yolks, sugar and salt - whisk until smooth.
-Next you will temper the hot cream into the yolks.

 To do this slowly drizzle half the cream into the yolk mixture while whisking.
Then add that mix back into the pot that has the other half of cream, 
and whisk over low heat for 5minutes. 
Remove from heat and set it aside to cool until it reaches room temperature.

Add cream mix to chilled machine and churn until it reaches soft serve consistency.
 Next add apples and their caramel and churn again until 
it reaches soft serve consistency.
Fold crust into ice cream, reserving a couple of tablespoons 
to spoon over the finished product.
and finish chilling in freezer until totally set (approximately 2 hours).
We went out for a bit and were like a couple of kids waiting for the time to pass!
 Upon returning we served up the ice cream in wine goblets
and sprinkled the remaining baked pastry crust over top-
-before adding a few thinly sliced Pink Lady apples as a garnish.

In total this recipe made about a quart of ice cream and took no more than an hour or so to make (not including freeze time).  I most certainly have my favorite ice cream flavors at the store, but knowing I can experiment at home and whip up all kinds of creations has got my wheels turning on what to make next...seeing as there's only a tiny bit left after a very rough week of ice cream for breakfast, lunch and crisis.

Have you ever made or tasted homemade ice cream? If so, what did you think and what are your go-to flavors?  I hope you get a chance to indulge in your favorite treats this weekend.  For some reason this week seemed to go on and on and I don't know about you, but I am ready for a couple days off.  Relax and enjoy everyone!!


Poppies and Sunshine said...

Mmmm what a great idea for ice cream!!! I want to try this with the last couple weeks of warmth I will have. I've never made homemade ice cream, but it sounds easy enough. And this kind sounds like it would not disappoint! Thanks for sharing it :)
Have a great weekend!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

The finished product looks like an art form;-)
Thank you for sahring this recipe - am not good at such delicate culinary creations - however, I might try my hand at this;-)

LaToya said...

Wow! Sounds yummy! Makes me wanna take a trip to Cold Stone!


TASHA B said...


Collette Osuna said...

Wow..that sounds soooo great!!! I love apples too....soon apple picking and bees at the cider mill, lol..cant wait!!

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LouBoo said...

This does look wonderful - I have an orchard full of apples that I can't use quick enough, here is one more way! Lou x

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally have to try this...Its sound so easy and I love apples...Thanks darling
Happy Friday and wish you a relaxing weekend

Anonymous said...

Yum! You make it look so easy! xo

Claire Kiefer said...

Okay, seriously. That looks outta this world. I've never made ice cream before (don't have an ice cream maker), but now I'm wondering why! I'm impressed that you rationed it out through the week . . . I fear I would have devoured it pretty quickly, especially if it had been that delicious!

Regarding homemade apple things, my uncle Ted makes moonshine every year at Christmas (and, well, every family get together), and last year he went with apple cider moonshine . . . it was his best yet! haha.

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, deliciousness!

Leia said...

This looks delicious... I have GOT to try this!! I love homemade ice cream. My favorite flavor to make is pistachio:

Sher said...

Yum yum, this is indeed the best of both worlds! You're so creative:)


Cool Gal said...

Apple pie ice cream is my son's favorite (pumpkin pie, too.). I think I might need to go out and get a machine. Making ice cream could be a lot of fun - the experimenting!

Another delicious recipe, Carrie. Thanks for sharing!

Jammer said...

I was right - this is the equivilant to crack for me. I'll say hi to Lohan and Paris in rehab for everyone!!!

Style Attic said...

My mom made it every summer. Back in TX it was HOT and it melted right away. So we just ate it that much faster. YUMMY!

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow thats pretty cool!! I might have to try it

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Love it. That sounds perfect!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

was this SPECIAl for me?! - b/c i LOVE apple pie ala mode! .. i actually had apple pie ice cream before and it was YUM .. great post my love!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

oh my gosh I think I can taste it! Yum!!

Cara said...

Now THIS is my kinda ice cream flavor!

Staley Mc said...

Oh my this looks delicious! I want to try this out!

Taylor said...

What a FUN idea!! Perfect for fall! Wow, I would love to try this out. I wish I had a Kitchen Aid. I love these really whimsical ice cream flavors they are coming out with lately.

Annie said...

I have never made or tasted homemade ice cream... definitely dying to, especially after reading this!
I have been craving apple pie this week and that of course means homemade, hot apple pie with vanilla ice cream so this recipe would certainly do the trick. Nice work Carrie!! xo

Ms. Emily Ann said...

That looks fantastic! I would have never dreamed of making my own ice cream, but it actually doesn't sound too difficult!

Sorry about your missing summer days! ...but at least you don't get any snow ~ I am dreading winter, boo!

claire said...

Oooh yum! :)

Marie Z. said...

Oh wow that looks good.

We didn't have a summer here either : ( And I had to SCRAPE my windows this morning to get the frost off.It's starting...

Have a great weekend Carrie!

Jessica said...

Okay wow... apple pie ice cream?! two of my very favorite things.. TOGETHER. This looks positively sinful! I must have some right away!

Vic said...

did u really have to do this to me...i'm going grocery shopping this weekend. never made or had homemade before:) sounds fun and looks super good! xoxo

Anna Jane said...

that looks like a tiring process, but the end result is mouth-watering. i love your recipes - i can't believe you made apple pie ice cream! i want a bite so bad...

have a great weekend, C!

xx anna jane

LyddieGal said...

Fun, and delicious, i'd love to try some!
hello new thanksgiving dessert...

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Anonymous said...

Mmmmm this looks great! I'll have to try it out in my new kitchen hehe !

jemina said...

YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY, thank you so much for sharing darling, you are a doll. LOVE always, Jemina, xoxo

alli/hooray said...

I've been thinking about making an apple pie, but this is perfect - a bit of fall + summer together. Yum!


Yum! I'm so impressed! I don't have an ice cream maker anymore, it was a casualty of a move, but you're making me want to go out and get one again :)

Happy weekend, honey!!! xoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Sometimes I think that you're trying to kill me with these decadent recipes, Carrie! There is no question in my mind that I will be attempting this over the weekend. Ohmigosh Apple Pie Ice Cream here I come!! :)

Jen said...

Girl, has Martha Stewart ever asked you on her show?? She should!! :-)

Half Dressed said...

They look so yummy!!

L x

PhotoPuddle said...

This sounds delicious. If you could send some over here that would be great!

Brianna said...

Oh my that sounds so amazingly scrumptious :) Could you guys come make me some amazing food?

Josie said...

Shut UP! This looks so delectable that I can't possibly even describe how much I want to eat that for lunch right now. I really think you might be trying to kill me with your food posts, Carrie. Have an amazing weekend, my love!
xo Josie

Anonymous said...

Very impressive. I have had homemade ice cream but never made it.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing and genius idea. I've rationed ice cream in the name of holding on to my sanity as well. Hey, it works. (I think. How much sanity I have left is debatable at this point...)

Alicia said...

Wow I can't believe this process only took an hour! When reading I thought it had to have taken all afternoon. I've never made homemade ice cream but would love to try someday!! Ice Cream is my favorite indulgence. ;)

Mimi said...

okay, one word: WOW!!! that looks amazingly delicious! :D

<3, Mimi


looks delicious! :)

Cool Gal said...


I'm wondering what kind of ice cream maker do you own?


this free bird said...

We have a Rival (can't find a linke) and a Cuisinart - neither are overly fancy.

Here's a link to a Cuisinart that is really close to what we used:

It's $10 cheaper than Williams-Sonoma!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Oh my goodness amazing!!!! That is incredible!! You (and Chef) are awesome.

By the way, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LIVED IN PULLMAN!!!! You, more than anyone, must understand how I got interested in reading fashion blogs. It is a sweet little town.. but lacks creativity.
Why were you here??

Kristin W said...

I think my hubby would die for this. He LOVES baked apple desserts...and ice cream. Those combined would be heaven for him! Yummy!

Marcie said...

Now that is some serious baking! I am so impressed, Carrie! And I have to tell you that I LOVE that bowl! It is beautiful.

Tell me about getting robbed this summer. Cali is supposed to be hot and I thought San Fran had a later summer but today it was raining! Yes, I left work and walked to my car in the rain. What a drippy day.

Anywho, it is the weekend so have a great one!

xo M

Robbie said...

This looks incredible, perfect for a windy or even sunny day! Love anything with apples in.

Thanks for your sweet comment, keep reading.
Robbie xox

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oh geez! that looks amazing!!


Tamy & Yasmin said...

love your blog, and sure i'm gonna try this dish :) xoxo

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Love this post,
your blog is really inspirational and I've actually saved many photos!
Keep up the awesome work, i'll be back regularly now :)

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sssdawna said...

WOAH that looks like heaven! nope, no homemade ice cream but i once made butter from scratch at some American Girl Kristen thingy lmao

Karena said...

Ooh delish and the apples are perfect this time of the year! There is nothing better than homemade icecream!

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Ashley Lind said...

mmmmm, my mouth is watering!

Kristin said...

That looks absolutely delicious! p.s. I scored the signature dress in diamond print!

Kerri said...

omg. i don't have an ice cream maker, but good lord if i did i'd be all over this recipe. it sounds and looks delicious!

S.I.F. said...

That looks incredible! When I was a kid we used to make ice cream all the time, and it's actually one of my favorite childhood memories... my brother and I rolling the ice cream tin back and forth and using rock salt to to keep it cool (and - I used to eat the rock salt like candy... I was a sick kid!)

I also remember the homemade ice cream tasting better than anything I have ever bought.


Sootjeelina said...

It looks so delicious! Yummy :)

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

ching said...

what a great recipe. :D

shari @ little blue deer said...

That sounds so freakin' good! Love this idea for fall! I haven't done homemade ice cream since I was little, but I imagine Mr. Deer might be up for something like this (the more involved it is, the more he likes it!) XX!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Whoa!! That looks delish. Each picture was better than the last! I like the butter picture :) I guess that's the Southerner in me, lol.

This is a fantastic idea! Would you believe that I've never made homemade ice cream (gasp!). I think that needs to change immediately!

Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!!

MUAH! xoxo

Catita said...

woa! that looks delicious but maybe a tat hard for me...I'll stick to the apple pie, that is easier! And I have tagged you for a little q&a, check out my last post!

Valerie said...

This confirms the fact that I need to get an ice cream maker ASAP. What a genius idea, Carrie! It looks like heaven in a bowl. So true about getting robbed of our summer. I think I'm officially moving past it and "healing" from the pain, but only because I'm excited to wear Fall clothes and drink pumpkin spiced lattes. Hope you have a great weekend!


gleenn said...

Very yummy! I'd love to try this recipe :)

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Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Oh Yum yum yum yum yum! This looks and sounds so good! I applaud you for being able to save it throughout the week! I give into all my dessert cravings these days, so not sure how I'm going to go back to normal post pregnancy... But I think wine will help :)

happy weekend to you!

Kelly Leigh said...

Oh wow this looks excellent! Annnnnd you are making me super jealous because you just reminded me my ebelskiver pan got left in America along with my kitchenaid and icecream mixer attachment. Couldn't fit those in my suitcase!

Thank you for thinking about our little project! If you really want to make it a part time job you are welcome to come over and we'll put you to work! sooooooooooo much to do still. Oh and I think we decided against the grey :( I did love it but today was totally

Kelly Leigh said...

.... overcast and it looked like a cave in there and the walls are painted white. Grey skies plus a grey room might just be too moody for our liking. But the study is grey so I got my fill somewhere :)

Lori said...

Yum, yum give me some!! Sounds delish Carrie. I have to admit that I have never had home made ice cream that I can remember ~ gotta love her but my Mom is not exactly the Martha Stewart type so it was store bought all the way growing up. We are going to head to the orchard next week-end ~ taking my niece along so I can see Apple Crisp in my future. Hope you are having a wonderful week-end. xo

t said...

Good job! That looks so good!

Style Activist said...

OMG this is fantastic! I am seriously salivating now. Incredible, you are the new Betty Crocker. It's official.

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Turquoise and Lily said...

wooow... nice tips.. thanks and it makes my stomach growling :) hehe

Tamara Nicole said...

Looks so amazing!!! And hurrayyyyy for ice cream machines:-) Can't wait to try this out.

Hope all is well my dear!

Eeny said...

mmhhh, yummmy... I wish I had an ice cream maker =)

Giovanna ♥ said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)
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Nell said...

Oh my goodness, I am actually drooling right now! That is the most genius ice cream flavour i've ever heard of. We were given an ice cream maker recently and haven't used it yet, but you've inspired me! I'm copying this recipe as we speak!! xx

Lady Grey said...

Holy epic that sounds good!!!!

MarchMusings said...

That looks so yummy and must taste good too! I love your dress and jacket from the previous post. Perfection!

Diana said...

this looks like it tastes amazing! yum yum yum

DT ~ RDH said...

Wow. This looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!! I've missed your blog ~ been crazy consumed by life but am back on track and excited to catch up! :]

Stephanie said...

Oh my! That looks absolutely delicious! Ilove trying different flavors and can't believe that they have apple pie out there.


style'n said...

Ok Carrie...this looks REALLY good but seriously was it hard? Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Can't wait to see your next recipe.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

YUM!! I have never ever made homemade ice cream!
This looks amazing!
Have a pretty day!

Joy Chou said...

OH MY GOD. I am literally salivating all over my keyboard right now. This is genius... and your plating looks fantastic!!

Lara said...

Oh my God! It seems incredibly tasty!

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Taj Acosta said...

wow this looks so delish, my husband would love only if I had a few extra hours in my day to do it!!

Emilie said...

Sounds delicious!


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