Spiced Apple Ice Cream

This homemade ice cream recipe is sooooo good with intense apple flavor from apple butter. Spiced apple ice cream is the perfect accompaniment to cookies and cakes.

Spiced Apple Homemade Ice Cream Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.com #icecream #apple #musselmans

Homemade ice cream recipes are something I love playing with.

When you walk down the ice cream isle at your grocery store, there are cases and cases of ice cream tubs, but not that many flavor options.

Once you get past the standard chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, butter pecan, cookies and cream, and candy bar swirl varieties, what do you really have?

You certainly won’t find chocolate lavender ice cream or whiskey walnut…. Specialty ice cream flavors are something you’ll most likely have to make at home.

Learning how to make homemade ice cream, is much easier than you might think. There’s quite a bit of waiting around involved, but other than that, it’s simply whisk-simmer-churn.

Spiced Apple Homemade Ice Cream Recipe with Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies | ASpicyPerspective.com #icecream #apple #musselmansapplebutter

This apple ice cream is something I came up with to serve with my most recent cookie recipe, Cinnamon-Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies.

I thought, what better to go along with cinnamon and oats than intense spiced apple flavor!

I adjusted my favorite vanilla ice cream recipe to include Musselman’s Apple Butter. The richness and spice from Musselman’s Apple Butter was just the punch needed to turn this homemade ice cream recipe into something spectacular.

It’s creamy and loaded with spice and that distinct apple butter flavor that reminds us of childhood.

I am in love with this homemade ice cream recipe, and hope you will be too!

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Yield: 1.5 quarts

Prep Time: 30 minutes active time

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Apple Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Apple Ice Cream made with real apple butter.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups half & half
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches salt

Directions:

  1. Place a sauce pot over medium heat. Add the half & half, egg yolks, Musselman's Apple Butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Whisk well.
  2. Continue to whisk as the mixture warms and thickens. Bring to a low boil and remove from heat.
  3. Place the lid on the pot and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. *If you're in a hurry, place in the freezer for 1 hour, but stir every twenty minutes. Don't forget about it!
  4. Turn on the ice cream machine. Place a sieve over the top to remove any egg clumps, and pour the ice cream mixture into the frozen ice cream bowl.
  5. Churn for 20+ minutes until thick like soft serve ice cream. Then scoop into an airtight container and freeze to harden.

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Candied Ginger Ice Cream

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Honey Almond Ice Cream ~ A Sweet Simple Life

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61 Responses to “Spiced Apple Ice Cream”

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    Belinda @zomppa — February 18, 2013 @ 5:03 am

    Ooo – what a magical and different treat!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — February 18, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    Sommer, LOVE that you were creative and used Musselman’s Apple Butter in the development of your ice cream recipe. So easy. And, so delish with your Chewy Oatmeal Cinnamon Chip Cookies. NOM!

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — February 18, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    Such a great idea to use apple butter! I bet it’s so intensely spicy and apple-y.

    My local grocery store actually does have some more unique flavors of ice cream – a shelf with a few pints of Jeni’s. I keep wanting to grab one, but they’re $11!

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    • Sommer — February 18th, 2013 @ 7:32 am

      Yeah, you could make a more than a gallon of homemade ice cream for $11!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — February 18, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    SO great that you added apple butter to the ice cream! I would have never thought to do that :)

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — February 18, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Apple butter in ice cream? Brilliance!

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — February 18, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Homemade ice cream is always fun and this one is a winner! The cookie ice cream sandwich would be a great way to enjoy it!

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    Cassie — February 18, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    I would love to eat some of this with your cookies from Friday. Looks amazing, Sommer!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 18, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    YES PLEASE

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — February 18, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    I love trying new and different flavors of homemade ice cream and this is a winner for sure!

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    Marian (Sweetopia) — February 18, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Amazing, Sommer! I need to try this!

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    marla — February 18, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    Cookies & Ice Cream ~ spiced apple??!! Girl you spoil us :)

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — February 18, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Whoa! Cookies, Ice Cream, Oh my! I definitely need to jump on the homemade ice cream bandwagon. This apple flavor looks delish!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — February 18, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    Cookies, Ice Cream, Oh my! I really need to jump on the homemade ice cream bandwagon! This apple flavor looks delish!

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    Maria — February 18, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    I want a scoop right now!

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    Amanda — February 18, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Girl, this flavor combination is blowing my mind. You ROCK!

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    Heather Christo — February 18, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    oh boy, I want an ice cream sandwich with that ice cream and those cookies!!

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    Robyn | Add a Pinch — February 18, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    This ice cream sounds wonderful, Sommer!

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    DessertForTwo — February 18, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Ok, I’m drooling! I don’t care how cold it is outside, I want ice cream! :)

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    Lauren — February 18, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Oh my…apple butter in your ice cream. What a perfect idea!

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    Jenny Flake — February 18, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    I’ll take ice cream all year round, especially when it looks like this one :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 18, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    omg – i love that you stuffed this ice cream in between cookies. so sinfully yummy!! i wouldn’t mind eating ice cream year round if i were able to stuff them in between cookies!!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — February 18, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    This makes me want to whip out my ice cream maker ASAP!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 18, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    This looks absolutely divine.

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    Paula - bell'alimento — February 18, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Gotta love apple butter!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 18, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    These ice cream sandwiches are pure brilliance!

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    Chris — February 18, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    I’m glad you paired it with the cookies because the ice cream sounded so good but I immediately thought that it needed something crispy like pie crust topping or something. Sounds delicious!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — February 18, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    Fabulous recipe and great use of Musselman’s Apple Butter! I am loving this recipe! Yum! Bookmarking!

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — February 18, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Oh what a great idea Sommer! I love apple butter but haven’t thought of adding it to ice-cream. A delicious idea!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 18, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    The combo of this ice cream + these cookies = soooo fabulous!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 18, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    This is such a great idea for ice cream! I could go for a big scoop right now!

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    Amy Tong — February 18, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Oh…this looks so good. I love homemade ice cream and this is so unique and sounds decadent. :)

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    Katie@Cozydelicious — February 18, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    OMG, those ice cream sandwiches look amazing!!! I need to use my ice cream maker more often. And this ice cream sounds delish!

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    Gaby — February 18, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    love me some homemade ice cream!!

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    Wendy — February 18, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    This flavor combination is wonderful! Can something taste cozy even if its ice cream? This does.

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — February 18, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    So creative, Sommer! Bookmarked for when it is a little warmer up here in Canada. =)

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    a farmer in the dell — February 18, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    I’m going to crank the heater in our house tonight and make some ice cream! this sounds amazing!!!

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    Loretta — February 18, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Yum! The color of coffee ice cream, but what a nice surprise! I actually have apple butter right now, which is a little freaky.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 18, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Of course, just before heading to bed, I’m now needing to raid the freezer for ice cream. Wish I had some of this homemade apple – sounds incredible to me right now!

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — February 18, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Love your creativity with the apple butter, this ice cream sounds wonderful.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 19, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    This ice cream looks incredible! And in between those cookies?! Yes, I need this now!

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    Carolyn — February 19, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    Oh my word, these look delish. I love that you sandwiched the ice cream in the cookies. I’d go for a 10 mile run, just to eat one of these!

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    Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings — February 19, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I really need to invest in an ice cream maker this summer! Any brand you would recommend or endorse? Spiced Apple? I’m there! It’s a flavour I enjoy through and through!

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    • Sommer — February 19th, 2013 @ 7:55 am

      Hi Jen, I know KitchenAid makes an awesome attachment that fits with the stand mixer. I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker and it’s been a great little machine.

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — February 19, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Forget the bowl!! I’ll eat this straight from the ice cream machine!

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    TidyMom — February 19, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    Sommer Im a HUGE Musselman’s apple butter fan! I never thought to put it in ice cream!!! I LOVE this!!

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    Angie — February 19, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    What a great idea! I love apple butter and this looks amazing!

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    Colette @ JFF! — February 19, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    I’ve actually been craving cin+apple.
    Now, in ice cream form?
    NO one can resist that!

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    Kulsum@journeykitchen — February 20, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    thanks for the link love dear! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — February 20, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Mmmm definitely not too cold for this ice cream

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    Monet — February 20, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Um, yes please! I love apple flavored ice cream, but I’ve yet to try it at home. Thank you for sharing another dose of inspiration. I hope you are having a great week and are staying warm.

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — February 21, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    My intense WANT for that oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwich has quickly surpassed into an urgent NEED. This looks INCREDIBLE. I’m a cinnamon freak and probably go through an average-sized bottle every week. — no joke!

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    David Crichton — February 21, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I love my ice cream Sommer, and this caught my eye. How to you make apple butter if it’s not in your store? Or is it just apple puree?

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    JanetFCTC — February 23, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    Now this is one I really want to make! I make home made apple butter and I can just imagine how good it would be in this recipe!

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    ang — February 26, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    ooh this sounds divine! i’m your newest pinterest follower :)

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    Mary — March 5, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    This ice cream and those oatmeal cookies together as an ice cream sandwich!!!!

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    Carole — March 7, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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    Richard — March 10, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    I Love your blog;thank you very much for the interesting ideas.|I really like your blog;thanks for the great ideas.}

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    Shaina — March 18, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    This looks just amazing.

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    wesley — November 5, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    is there any way i could add apple slices to this?

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