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Mar 16, 2011 11:19 AM

Cinammon and apple ice cream?

In theory:

Would like to try a cinammon custard ice cream with some cooked in apples swirled in.

Would make a normal cinammon ice cream and then grab some apples.. and cook them down with some water and sugar.. Puree this .. I could possibly reduce it and make it a little syrupy.. or leave as is.

And then make my ice cream- and swirl in the apple mixture at the end.

I defnitely want a swirl effect - so yer searching for the apple when served. like a little treat.

Your thoughts?

What would you do ?

Would like to give it a shot this weekend with your help.


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  1. that sounds great! i would add an addition caramel swirl. and maybe cook the apples with some cinnamon/nutmeg.

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    1. sounds like you've already got the perfect plan...the only other thing you might consider is spiking it with a bit of Calvados ;)

      what variety of apple are you planning to use?

      1. Do you already have the cinnamon ice cream recipe?
        Please post about this if you make it -- sounds like a very good idea. I don't know enough about the subject to advise, but I hope there's a way to keep the apples soft, not icy hard bits.

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        1. re: blue room

          using lebiovitz'z cinnamon ice cream. just heating the milk with stick and letting it sit at room temp for an hour or 2.

          gets agreat cinammon flavor.

          as far as apples// i am not sure.. what do you advise? golden and delicious for a more apple flavor?

        2. I'd use a small amt. of liquid to cook down the apples; preferably apple juice or apple cider instead of water. Also the addition of some vanilla bean and salt to add some add'l flavor notes. Peels off the apple and just about any apple would work. Def. agree with the cinnamon and nutmeg but I also like the idea of adding a splash of maple syrup.

          1. I wouldn't puree the apples at all. Chop 'em in a food processor, maybe.

            I have had apple pie ice cream that was TO DIE for -- chunks of apple and pie crust in cinnamon ice cream. Keeping the apples recognizable as apples is pretty key, IMO.

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            1. re: LauraGrace

              The OP is looking for a "swirl" of apple; chunks wouldn't accomplish this but would make a delicious alternative :)

              1. re: HillJ

                hmmm would these apple chunks freeze hard or would teh sugar syrup keep em nice and soft?

                1. re: lestblight

                  All the sugar... I've never had apple-containing ice cream with rock-hard apple bits! :) They stay quite soft, IME.

                  1. re: LauraGrace

                    Ditto. You should not wind up with hard apple bits.