There is something very special about the combination of apples and caramel, it brings back memories of childhood and Halloween when my gran would make caramel apples and my grandpa would make the sticks to put in them. These were not a slim lolly stick, but what looked like a piece of kindling for the fire, they were certainly sturdy. I’ve combined these memorable flavours to make a gorgeous Homemade Caramel Apple Ice Cream using the Savisto Home Ice Cream Maker.
I thought it would be fun to serve the Homemade Caramel Apple Ice Cream in cookie cups. I noticed that our local supermarket was selling ready-made cookie dough in a tube, something that I know is widely available in the USA but less common in the UK. It was the first time I’d seen it in Scotland, now usually I would make my own cookie dough, but I wanted to try out this cookie dough because you never know when you might need to use it in a hurry!
It was incredibly easy to make the cookie cups this way, I simply sliced the cookie dough and placed in a muffin tin, baked according to the packet instructions and when it was time to remove them from the oven. I had a small glass ready to push the soft dough down in the middle to form a little cup. Once cooled, the cookie cups were ready to be filled.
It worked really well and the cookies were good, I’m going to try with homemade cookie dough, which is always better, and see if I can get the same effect.
- 3 medium apples
- 60 g butter
- 60 g soft brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 375 g can Carnation Caramel or Dulce de Leche
- 500 ml chilled double heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Peel and chop 2 apples
- Put 40 g butter and 40 g brown sugar and cinnamon in a skillet and heat gently until the butter is bubbling and the sugar has dissolved.
- Raise the heat to medium and add the apples and cinnamon and cook, stirring until the apples are soft and pulpy, add the vanilla extract and leave to cool.
- Whip the double cream until it forms stiff peaks.
- Gently stir in the can of caramel/dulce de leche.
- Chill the mixture for an hour in the refrigerator.
- Churn the ice cream mixture in an ice cream maker for best results. See notes for alternative.
- When the ice cream is churned and thickened, remove from the ice cream maker into a plastic freezer box.
- Stir in the cooled apple mixture until the apple mixture is well distributed. Place the box in the freezer.
- Slice and core the remaining apple and cook in the same way as before with the remaining butter and sugar until the apples are just yielding and are golden but not falling apart, empty on to a plate with the juice from the pan and leave to cool.
- Serve scoops of Caramel Apple Ice Cream (in cookie cups if making) with a slice of apple and some of the caramel drizzled over.
If you don't have an ice cream maker, freeze the mixture in a shallow freezer-proof dish breaking up any ice crystals that form with a fork every couple of hours until it is frozen. It is a very rich and sweet mixture so won't freeze too hard, but remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving for best flavour.
Adapted from A Latte Food
I made the Homemade Caramel Apple Ice Cream in a Savisto Home Ice Cream Maker, it’s really easy to use. You simply freeze the bowl for 12 hours before using, fit the paddle and the lid and off you go. I loved the timer feature, I’ve had ice cream makers in the past and they didn’t have this feature, it’s really useful to be able to set the timer and go off and do something else.
The Savisto Home Ice Cream Maker comes with an instruction manual and a super recipe book with the Top Ten Essential Ice Cream Recipes followed by an A-Z of Ice Cream Recipes, a chapter on Water Ices and Sorbets and finishing with Ice Cream toppings. You won’t be short of ideas, tips and hints with this book.
The Savisto Home Ice Cream Maker is currently on offer for £34.99 with free UK delivery.
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The Homemade Caramel Apple Ice Cream is rich and creamy. It doesn’t taste too sweet as the acidity of the apple helps to counteract the sweet caramel. We loved the cookie cup bowls, but the ice cream would be just as good served on its own or with apple crumble, apple pie or perhaps with a warm brownie – now there’s a thought!
Why not serve Homemade Caramel Apple Ice Cream in a cone with extra caramel sauce and sprinkles at your Halloween or Bonfire party?
I’m adding Homemade Caramel Apple Ice Cream to the following recipe Linkups:
Tea Time Treats: is featuring Halloween and Bonfire Night Treats in this popular linky run by Karen at Lavender and Lovage, Manjiri at Travels for Taste and Jo at Jo’s Kitchen – Jo is hosting for October.
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Thanks to Savisto Home for the Ice Cream Maker, I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.