Apple Pie Ice Cream Recipe with Homemade Caramel Sauce

There are quite a few desserts that have always been part of my family’s holiday traditions. For starters, there’s the sugar cookies I’ve loved since I could chew. But there’s also my dad’s famous fudge he makes every Christmas and the assortment of pies we always enjoy this time of the year.

Sometimes I feel a bit like the ‘black sheep’ of the family because I’m always trying to make something new out of our traditional dishes. For example, my mom’s deep dish apple pie is wonderful but could it be better? I thought so. Which is why I turned it into ice cream thanks to some fun recipe pairing ideas from Eagle Brand.

Sweetened condensed milk is a product that was only familiar to me in the way our family has used it to make holiday fudge and cheesecakes. But you can use it for some many different desserts, even as a main component of ice cream. So I looked over Eagle Brand’s traditional and new dessert pairing ideas to create this Apple Pie Ice Cream with homemade caramel sauce.

Tradition                                                                                              Addition

Homemade ice cream is a dessert that’s really easy to make and tastes so much better than anything you can buy at your grocery store. It all starts with a great ice cream maker. I find myself using it year round for special occasions and Christmas is no exception. This ice cream is rich, delicious and really tastes like a baked apple pie with the little bits of apple nestled in every spoonful.

Apple Pie Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce

You could serve it by itself, over a slice of apple pie or create a sweet dessert topping for it. This easy caramel sauce only requires one simple ingredient, a can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk. There are a few different methods for making this but the simplest is to preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and pour the milk into a pie plate. Cover the plate with aluminum foil and set it in a large baking pan filled with about 1/2 inch of very hot water. Bake it for 1 hour and 30 minutes – 2 hours and you end up with a think caramel sauce perfect for topping ice cream.

Baked Sweetened Condensed Milk Caramel Sauce Recipe

Apple Pie Ice Cream Recipe
 
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 cups finely chopped, peeled cooking apples, like McIntosh
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¾ teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1½ cups half and half cream
  • ⅓ cup Smucker's® Caramel Flavored Topping
Instructions
  1. COOK apple in melted butter in large skillet over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in apple cider and apple pie spice; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. WHISK sweetened condensed milk and cream in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in apple mixture. Fill a large bowl about halfway with ice cubes and very cold water. Set the medium bowl containing the ice cream mixture inside the large bowl. Stir until very cold, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. FREEZE in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Spread in 8- or 9-inch square pan. Cover and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Scoop ice cream and mound in pan. Drizzle caramel topping over entire surface, allowing caramel to seep into ice cream. Pack ice cream back into pan. Cover and freeze until ready to serve.
Notes
Recipe provided by: Eagle Brand

 

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Comments

  1. Tracy Pryor says

    I’d love to try the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with vanilla ice cream.

  2. Kim Henrichs says

    YUM!! I think the Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake with the Cinnamon Spice Cafe Latte!!

  3. Rust says

    This one sounds perfect! Caramel Apple Streusel Squares and Vanilla Ice Cream

  4. Mary Beth Elderton says

    i cannot wait to try your Eagle Brand caramel sauce! One thing I like to do for holidays is to set out dips and things to dip–both sweet and savory. It’s a great way to keep people happy without too much fuss. I’d love to serve this caramel with cookies for dipping! And Apple Pie ice dream! Yum!

  5. Stacy Kurtz says

    Would love to try the pumpkin pie with the butter pecan ice cream, never thought of pairing those two together, but it sounds delish!

  6. says

    I think I would like the caramel apple streusel squares with homemade caramel topping. That would be delish.

  7. Mary Hitchings says

    I would love to try and make apple ice cream with caramel sauce! I have always wanted to make my own caramel :) Thanks for the how to!

  8. Janet W. says

    I would make the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with Vanilla Ice Cream!

  9. Liz says

    Caramel Apple Streusel squares with homemade caramel topping. And maybe also ice cream!

  10. Danielle T says

    The carmel apple streusel squares with the carmel apple pie icecream! mmmmm

  11. says

    All of them sounds wonderful. I love the pairing of White Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding and
    Cinnamon Spice Café Latte the most! Can’t wait to serve these this holiday with my family and loved ones.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  12. Lori Z. says

    I’m really not a fan of baked desserts, but your picture of apple pie ice cream actually looks pretty wonderful, though again, not a fan of baked apples or cinnamon–you’re a temptress! I’m a sucker for ice cream, so maybe I’d pair vanilla ice cream with the homemade caramel sauce, though.

  13. nancy says

    Hi!

    I entered my info wrong- PLEASE email if I win so I can give my address :-) Our favorite dessert is: chocolate lava cakes and I think the homemade caramel sauce would go great!

    Thanks!
    Nancy

  14. sheila musselman askins says

    all sounds yummy! i would try White Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding with Vanilla ice cream!

  15. Thomas Murphy says

    I want to try Caramel Apple Streusel Squares wit Vanilla Ice Cream

  16. Gayle J says

    Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with Vanilla Ice Cream sounds like a great addition to our Holiday meal

  17. Tanya Phillips says

    Oh my goodness, the Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Apple Ice Cream sounds amazing!

  18. says

    That ice cream looks so yummy! My favorite holiday dessert is peanut butter balls, and pumpkin cheesecake.

  19. Karen R says

    The Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with Vanilla Ice Cream sound good to me.

  20. Kimberly says

    I want to try the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with the Vanilla Ice Cream.

  21. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

    I’d have to go with the Baked Pumpkin Custard and the Homemade Caramel Sauce. Years ago, I started making pumpkin custard or flan because I didn’t want to make a pie crust (I justified it by saying “think of all the calories I’m saving!”) and I LOVE caramel. All of the pairings sound delicious, but for purposes of my entry, I’ll go with the above ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. ellen says

    Perfect Pumpkin Pie & Butter Pecan Ice Cream – I am in heaven (or my tastebuds would be)

  23. Jennifer T. says

    The White Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding and Cinnamon Spice Café Latte is my favorite pairing.

  24. mary fanara coleman says

    Yes the Eagle Brand Caramel Sauce with the Apple Pie Ice Cream …that is something that would go over big with the whole family.

  25. keisha l says

    I’d like to try the white chocolate cranberry pudding and spice latte. It sounds like a delicious match.

  26. Margot C says

    I think I will pair the Perfect Pumpkin Pie with the Vanilla Ice Cream'; ‘vanilla’ I know, but I love it.

  27. Maralea says

    I’d love to try the Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake with the Cinnamon Spice Cafe Latte!

  28. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I’d like to try the Perfect Pumpkin Pie with Homemade Caramel Sauce!

  29. Sonya Morris says

    I would love to make the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares w/Vanilla Ice Cream!!

  30. Tami Vollenweider says

    I would love to make the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares,with Butter Pecan Ice-Cream

  31. TawndaM says

    it’s hard to imagine what would NOT go great with Homemade Caramel Sauce… ice cream, brownies, cake, pies, hmmm… I bet it’s even amazing on chicken!… ok, I’m getting weird looks here… back me up, someone! lol

  32. Ashley Hatten says

    Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake sounds soooo good! Thanks for the recipe my husband LOVES Apple Pie Ice Cream and can only find it at the fair. I look forward to making this!

  33. L says

    I think the pumpkin pie & butter pecan ice cream pairing sounds good.
    Neither of them do much for me on their own but I bet the enhance each other nicely.

  34. Barbara Montag says

    I like these – Maple Pumpkin Cheese Cake & Caramel Apple Ice Cream!
    Thank you.

  35. Natalie u says

    Homemade apple crisp with your homemade caramel sounds delish
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  36. Michelle H. says

    The White Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream sounds yummy

  37. April Yedinak says

    I would love the Caramel Apple Struessel Squares and vanilla ice cream

  38. Karen Medlin says

    White Chocolate Cranberry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream is the one I would love to try together

  39. Jill says

    I think the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with Vanilla Ice Cream sounds delish!

  40. Terri says

    The apple ice cream with homemade caramel sauce! Sounds sooo yummy!!!!

  41. Wanda McHenry says

    I think the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with vanilla ice cream sounds delicious and I’m definitely going to make it!

  42. amber says

    i would like the maple pumpkin cheesecake with homemade caramel sauce combo

  43. says

    Oh wow… my hubby LURVS him some apple pie, so I’d have to do traditional apple pie, with the apple pie ice cream… and probably topped with caramel. Why not?

  44. Rose Fullana kancitygirl says

    The Caramel Apple Streusel Squares and Vanilla Ice Cream sound really good :)

  45. Faride says

    I love making rice pudding. It would go great with the white chocolate cranberry bread pudding

  46. Christina Z says

    I think the Pumpkin Pie and the Butter Pecan Ice Cream would be awesome together.

  47. Dana Holland-Norris says

    You had me at Apple Pie Ice Cream. I’ve got to make it!

  48. Lisa Evanoff says

    Cinnamon Spice Café Latte with a slice of perfect pumpkin pie!

  49. Jamie Harrison says

    A Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake with Vanilla Ice Cream sounds yummy!

  50. says

    I would try my french vanilla cheesecake with that delicious looking caramel sauce recipe you posted, YUM YUM YUM!

  51. Joan Boor says

    Peppermint Mocha Mug cake would go great with my shortbread cookies.

  52. Annmarie W. says

    I’d love the Caramel Apple Streusel Squares with Caramel Apple ice cream!

  53. Patti Hess says

    Perfect Pumpkin Pie with Butter Pecan Ice Cream

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  54. Wild Orchid says

    I would love the maple pumpkin cheesecake with the vanilla ice cream!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com