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Spiced Apple Ice Cream

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Spiced Apple Ice Cream Recipe – This homemade ice cream recipe is delicious with intense apple flavor from apple butter. It is the perfect accompaniment to cookies and cakes.

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A Love for Homemade Ice Cream Recipes 

When you walk down the ice cream aisle 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.

Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies

Easy Apple Dessert

This Spiced 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 Spiced Apple Ice Cream into something spectacular.

It’s creamy, loaded with spice, and that distinct apple butter flavor that reminds us of childhood. I am in love with this Spiced Apple Ice Cream, and hope you will be too!

Spiced Desserts

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream

Recipe’s Ingredients

  • Half & Half
  • Egg Yolks
  • Musselman’s Apple Butter
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salt

What else you need to know

  1. Set a medium saucepot on the stovetop. Pour in the half and half, egg yolks, apple butter, vanilla, and salt. Make sure that it is all combined by whisking it together. 
  2. As the ingredients start to warm up, keep whisking until it thickens. Then bring the temperature down. 
  3. Cover the pot with the lid and put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours. (If you are in a hurry, place in the freezer for 1 hour stirring every 20 minutes. 
  4. Then pour it into the ice cream machine making sure that there are no clumps. 
  5. Churn for about 20 minutes or until the cream is thick. Then scoop it into a container to put in the freezer to harden. 

Get The Full (Printable) Recipe Below For How To Make Spiced Apple Ice Cream. 

Cookie Sandwiches

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add apple slices to this? 

Yes of course! After you church the ice cream, you can add in your apple slices. You could even make spiced apples and mix that into the churned ice cream. 

Should I invest in an ice cream maker? 

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

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Spiced Apple Ice Cream

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 4 hours
Homemade Apple Ice Cream made with real apple butter.
Servings: 6 cups



  • Place a sauce pot over medium heat. Add the half & half, egg yolks, Musselman's Apple Butter, sugar, vanilla and salt. Whisk well.
  • Continue to whisk as the mixture warms and thickens. Bring to a low boil and remove from heat.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Churn for 20+ minutes until thick like soft serve ice cream. Then scoop the Spice Apple Ice Cream into an airtight container and freeze to harden.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 346kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 205mg, Potassium: 259mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 670IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 184mg, Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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66 comments on “Spiced Apple Ice Cream”

  1. This ice cream was DELICIOUS!

  2. What a fantastic flavor for ice cream. I knew it would be tasty when I read the ingredient list, and it certainly is! I’m thinking this would be great to serve with Thanksgiving desserts this year. I’m printing this recipe to use over and over. Thank you.

  3. Perfect for fall

  4. Is there a No-churn version of your ice cream?

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

  8. This looks just amazing.

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

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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?

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. Mmmm definitely not too cold for this ice cream

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

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

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

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

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

  23. 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!

    • 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.

  24. 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!

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

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

  27. 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!

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

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

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

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

  32. love me some homemade ice cream!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  39. 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!

  40. These ice cream sandwiches are pure brilliance!

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

  42. 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!!

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

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

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

  46. This ice cream sounds wonderful, Sommer!

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

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

  49. I want a scoop right now!

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

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

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

  53. Amazing, Sommer! I need to try this!

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

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

  56. 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!

  57. Apple butter in ice cream? Brilliance!

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

  59. 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!

  60. 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!

  61. Ooo – what a magical and different treat!