I'm beyond in love with my ice cream maker. I think I'm technically verging on infatuation. I made this Apple Pie Ice Cream as a bribe for Jason to have his friends to the house to study a few nights ago so that I could go hang out with some lovely ladies. Well, they apparently forgot about it because it was still in my freezer when I got home. Heaven on a spoon. This is by far my favorite recipe yet. I think I felt myself gain five pounds while I was making it though, just so you are warned.
Wow can you see the apple and cookie yumminess. Ok, ok, I'm done gushing.
Apple Pie Ice Cream
8 oatmeal cookies, crushed (I used iced oatmeal- can you really go wrong)
3 Tbs. melted butter, divided
2 large apples, peeled, cored and cut into fingertip sized pieces (the recipe actually says to slice them but I thought that would be too big, so I cut mine into small pieces...perfecto!)
3 Tbs. white sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3 cups whipping cream (I subbed in 1/2 cup 2 percent milk and next time will likely do more)
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix the crushed cookies with 2 Tbs. of melted butter and press onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely and then crumble.
Melt the remaining 1 tbs. of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the apples, 3 Tbs. sugar, and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Cook until the apples have lightly browned, and the sugar has begun to carmalize, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
Combine cream, half and half, 1 cup sugar, eggs, vanilla, and 2 tsp. cinnamon in a large bowl and blend well. Pour into your ice cream maker and sit back and watch. Oh and do try to keep your husband from taste testing while still in the ice cream maker.
When the ice cream has finished , stir in the crumbled cookie, caramelized apples, and walnuts. Add the dulce de leche by the teaspoon while stirring to evenly distribute. Return to freezer to allow to firm up.