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Apple Streusel Ice Cream

If you're a fan of apple pie, you'll be sweet on this delicious ice cream. The creamy concoction is flavored with sauteed apple, cinnamon, caramel topping and a homemade streusel mixture. One scoop just isn't enough! -Karen Delgado Shawnee, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    1-1/2 quarts


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons plus 4-1/2 teaspoons cold butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped peeled Golden Delicious apple
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) caramel ice cream topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°. For streusel, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl; cut in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans.
  • Press into a 9-in. pie plate. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the edges are browned. Cool slightly; break into small pieces. Cool completely.
  • In a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Stir in apple, sugar and cinnamon. Cook 8-10 minutes or until apple is tender; cool.
  • In a large saucepan, heat milk to 175° stir in sugar until dissolved. Cool. In a large bowl, combine milk mixture; cream and vanilla. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions, adding apple mixture during the last 5 minutes of processing.
  • Spoon a third of the ice cream into a freezer container. Top with a third of the streusel mixture. Drizzle with a third of the caramel topping. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining ice cream. With a spatula, cut through ice cream in several places to gently swirl layers. Cover; freeze overnight. Garnish with the remaining streusel and caramel topping.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 344 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • salgal24
    Jul 31, 2012

    I agree---by far the BEST ice cream ever! When we want to have a real treat, this is the one we think of.

  • joyofkosher
    Jul 3, 2011

    I love apple ice cream and was so happy to finally find one that tastes just right. Try these grilled s'mores sandwiches as an accompaniment.

  • susanvdh
    May 31, 2010

    This is the absolute best ice cream I have ever eaten. My husband says he thought he died and went to heaven when he tried a spoonful. It takes some effort to make but worth every bit. I did not heat the milk and sugar and refrigerate overnight but instead just put the milk, cream and sugar in a bowl, stirring until disolved and put it right into the ice cream maker until it was thick (20-25 minutes). I then added the apples and streusel for just a couple of minutes and then froze. YUMMY! Susan V - Carmel Indiana