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Whiskey Apple Pie No Churn Ice Cream with Whiskey Salted Caramel

The discovery of no-churn ice cream has revolutionized my life.  This silky and creamy ice cream is loaded with whiskey caramelized apples, crunchy shortbread cookies and topped with a shiny and decadent salted caramel sauce.  Ice cream never looked this sexy. 

Delicious and creamy no-churn ice cream sweetened with chunks of whiskey soaked caramelized apples and shortbread cookies.

No churn ice cream may have been the best thing I have ever done for myself…and my friends agree.  Never in a million years would I think that creating ice cream was so simple and yet so dangerous.  Dangerous.  Yes, it is.  Because the calories are definitely not forgiving, but I swear it’s worth every.last.bite.

When I introduced my salted caramel no-churn ice cream to the blog a few months ago, people lost their shiz!  And can you blame them?  I mean look at those gorgeous swirls.  Who in their right mind can possibly turn that down?  No one!

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I have become a sort of no-churn ice cream mad scientist if you will.  Combining flavors faster than I can photograph them.  I sometimes have this ice cream on my mind before I go to sleep…and I get out of bed, grab my phone and start taking notes for the ultimate flavor combos:

  1. Raspberries + Dark chocolate= Ultimate date night ice cream
  2. Creamy Strawberry + Rhubarb=Southern Style
  3. Creamy Peach + Bourbon= Amanda’s Style (Amanda is a friend from work who claimed this is her favorite)
  4. Vanilla Bean+Coffee= Morning Coffee

This is how my brain works.  I sleep with my phone right next to me so that I can open up my notes page and add my recipe ideas to my never-ending list.  Such is the life of a kitchen (and all around) lunatic like me.

Delicious and creamy no-churn ice cream sweetened with chunks of whiskey soaked caramelized apples and shortbread cookies.

This little piece of heaven was born out of yet another random experiment.   I was creating new and exciting grilled cheeses in my kitchen for a client and really wanted some out of the box ideas.  I always loved the combination of apples and cheese and figured that would make a pretty fantastic grilled cheese.  My husband has been obsessed with whiskey and scotch for the past few years and so I decided to use some of his $100 year old whiskey to infuse the apples with some flavor.  He may have killed me if he knew.  But it was worth it.  The apples were sweet, earthy, smoky and tart.  Perfect combination.

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When I served up the sammies to my friends and family later that night, the whiskey aficionados were all about the whiskey infusion I had concocted as a part of the sandwich.  And my cousin Tanya, was busy nibbling on some of the leftover apples I had.

“Mila, these are fantastic!  I could have these as dessert.” Tanya exclaimed.

“And you shall Tanya, you shall,”  I replied as my mind drifted away to contemplate how I would incorporate these into a dessert.

That night, I went to sleep and woke up in the middle of the night, with thoughts of creamy ice cream and whiskey apples all covered in copious amounts of caramel drizzles.  The idea was born, it was now time to execute.

Delicious and creamy no-churn ice cream sweetened with chunks of whiskey soaked caramelized apples and shortbread cookies.

These whiskey apples reminded me of a drunken apple pie.  And so I decided to add some crunchy short bread cookies in there to add to my apple pie deliciousness.  However, this was of course not enough.  I added an incredible salted whiskey caramel that pretty much changed. my. life.  This was a ridiculous success.

Delicious and creamy no-churn ice cream sweetened with chunks of whiskey soaked caramelized apples and shortbread cookies.

I brought this over to my friend Alex’s house for his birthday.  Needless to say, by the time hubs and I arrived…they were beyond ready for dessert…and by that I mean they were pretty inebriated.

“Here, I brought you whiskey.  And whiskey apple pie ice cream for dessert,”  and handed him his gifts.

“Woah that’s a pretty creative flavor, where did you buy the ice cream?!” He asked.

“Alex, that’s insulting.  I made it. Just for you.”

“BS.  You did not make this. You are full of it.”

“Happy birthday Alex, I am going to take that as the ultimate compliment from you because clearly it is just so unbelievably good that you do not think I could possibly come up with this…but for the record I did.”

Go ahead… try it out…see if everyone calls you a fake 🙂

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Whiskey Apple Pie No Churn Ice Cream with Whiskey Salted Caramel

Whiskey Apple Pie No Churn Ice Cream with Whiskey Salted Caramel


  • Author: Mila Furman

Description

The discovery of no-churn ice cream has revolutionized my life. This silky and creamy ice cream is loaded with whiskey caramelized apples, crunchy shortbread cookies and topped with a shiny and decadent salted caramel sauce. Ice cream never looked this sexy.


Ingredients

Scale
  • Ice Cream
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
  • 2 Granny smith apples (Note 1, peeled, cored and thinly sliced.)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp water
  • zest of half an orange
  • 2/3 cup whiskey
  • 3/4 of a cup of crushed shortbread (Note 2)
  • !Caramel Sauce
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2/3 cup Scotch whisky
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. !Whiskey Apples
  2. Add butter, water, sugar and whiskey into a pan, cook over medium heat until butter melts. Careful! The whisky can flame up on you.
  3. Add apples and orange zest to the mixture and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, ensuring to stir frequently.
  5. Ice Cream
  6. Place whipping cream in a mixer and bring to stiff peaks. If using a mixer, whip on high until stiff peaks form.
  7. If using a Vitamix. Start on VARIABLE and continue slowly increasing speed. Once you are at SPEED 10, flip the switch to 10 and let it run for NO MORE than 10 seconds. You will notice the motor sound change very drastically as the whipped cream reaches its desired state. Make sure it does not go too long as you will then have made butter!
  8. Pour contents of 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and then pour in whipped cream into that. Fold carefully to combine.
  9. Once apples have cooled, add apples and crushed shortbread to the mixture and fold gently.
  10. Pour into a bread pan, a bowl or any other freezer safe container and chill until hard. Typically about 4 hours.
  11. Serve with copious amounts of whiskey caramel sauce.
  12. Caramel Sauce
  13. Cook sugar in a DRY heavy saucepan over moderate heat, undisturbed, until it begins to melt. (Note 3)
  14. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally with a fork or pastry brush, until sugar is melted into a deep golden caramel. This happens quickly so do NOT walk away.
  15. Remove from heat and carefully add whiskey, heavy whipping cream, and salt. The caramel at this point will steam and bubble intensely and then harden. Don’t panic. (Note 4)
  16. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until caramel is dissolved.
  17. Chill.
  18. Pour into a mason jar or any other container and reserve.

Notes

Note 1: I prefer Granny Smith apples as they have the ultimate tartness. Other apples will be too sweet against the caramel and ice cream.
Note 2: Feel free to make your own short bread cookies. I adore the Lorna Doone brand. They are fantastic and it just so happened to be the brand I had in the house.
Note 3: Making caramel is surprising easy and a lot less intimidating if you know a few rules. Rule 1. Always start with a VERY dry and clean pan. Rule 2: Do NOT touch the sugar. Let it cook. If you touch with with a whisk, or a spoon, you will cause it to crystalize and you will not have glorious smooth caramel.
Note 4: The heavy whipping cream in the mix acts as a sort of stabilizer. It prevents the caramel from hardening again. Same reason we add heavy whipping cream to a ganache, it’s a stabilizer.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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23 Comments

  1. I LOVE THIS! I’m becoming an ice cream fanatic too!! 😀 I have my phone next to me and so many notes added in sleepy handwriting with ideas! 😀 Aaah… we must be kindred spirits Mila!
    This ice cream flavour combo is making me weak in the knees!!

    1. Haha we must be both lunatics 🙂 yes this ice cream was fantastic 🙂 I’m currently working on a vegan obe

  2. Oh, that’s dangerous. No churn ice cream? Why haven’t I heard of this before?! 🙂

    (But a bit more seriously, does this end up being more like a gelato? Because the container you froze the ice reminds me of gelato counters.)

    1. It’s kind of amazing 😉 and yes it does end up a bit creamier like gelato .. It’s insanely delicious!

  3. Looks amazing and I LOVE the flavors! I still have to experiment with no churn ice creams, but this one sounds pretty easy to make! Love the pictures!

  4. How in the world did I miss this one! This… is… INCREDIBLE! I seriously love everything about this – no churn, apple pie, salted caramel, not to mention whiskey! Hells yeah! 😉 Gorgeous photos too – I want to lick the screen.

  5. Step 8 is the “whiskey apples” yet step 5 says to add the cooled apples to the mix… It looks like the directions are out of order?

    1. Hi Judy!!!! They were actually out of order…I ran a strange update on my recipe plug in and it made things all wonky ) Thanks for letting me know!

      1. Hi Mila!

        I’m excited to make this for a Friendsgiving I’m going to tonight, but I’m missing how much whiskey to put into the apples-can you help, please?

        Thank you!

        1. Hi Kate! You may have missed it because I say “Scotch/Whiskey”. You only need 2/3 cup of it. You are going to love this!!! Get ready for your next food addiction 🙂 Please let me know how everyone likes it!

          1. I thought the 2/3 cup whiskey is for the caramel sauce? That is where you have it listed. Not under the ice cream section. Do both the apples and the caramel sauce get 2/3 cup each?

          2. Hi Anastasia!!! Yes they both get that much 🙂 it’s a boozy dessert 😉 but don’t worry the alcohol boils out and you just have the flavor 🙂

  6. Hey Mila! So I just wanted to post a follow up comment. I made this recipe for my family thanksgiving and my family LOVED it! It was definitely not too boozy. Perfect! I know I had seemed a little concerned about the amounts of whiskey but it really was fantastic. In fact, I tried the apples before I added them to the ice cream and I think I could have eaten them all . Also, the recipe made enough that I also was able to take some to my weekly game night and my friends loved it as well. They asked if they could take home the rest of the whiskey caramel sauce. Of course my answer was no haha! Thank you for sharing this recipe ☺️

    1. OMG!!! What an amazing comment to read!!! Thank you so much for posting a follow-up! You have no idea how much it means to me! Much love to you! Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!

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