You may be under the impression that I have boundless energy. Decorating pumpkins, taking endless pictures of leaves, and churning my own butter in my spare time. Confession, I’m one of the laziest people I know.
Here is why. When an apple pie craving strikes, the thought of cutting myself a slice, walking to the freezer, finding the vanilla ice cream under all of the frozen fruit, searching every single drawer in the kitchen for the ice cream scoop, warming the slice in the microwave for an entire minute and a half, and scooping the ice cream is way too complicated. I usually end up eating the pie cold. With my hands. And that’s no fun.
That’s why I invented this little concoction, apple pie ice cream. This recipe does not require an ice cream maker. Mainly because I am too lazy to order one. But boy is this stuff good. Apples sauteed in butter, graham cracker crumbs, and homemade caramel sauce make this ice cream taste just like apple pie.
Funny how I’m totally willing to churn my own ice cream, yet too “lazy” to reheat a slice of pie in the microwave.
2 cups heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 apple, diced
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup caramel sauce of your choice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks in large bowl.
In a large frying pan, sautee the diced apple with 2 tablespoons of butter.
Whisk sweetened condensed milk, melted butter, and cinnamon in large bowl. Stir in apple slices and caramel sauce. Fold in whipped cream.
Pour into a 2-quart container and cover. Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Store in freezer.