Caramel-Apple Ice Cream

Caramel-Apple Ice CreamRecipe
Photo: Christina Holmes
Swirling caramelized apples with dulce de leche into vanilla ice cream makes for a delicious treat.


4 to 5
Total time: 20 Minutes

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, quartered and very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup dulce de leche
2 pints vanilla ice cream
Chocolate shavings, for garnish
Gingersnaps, crumbled; for garnish


Melt the butter in a medium skillet. Add the apples and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened and browned, about 5 minutes. Add the sugar, cinnamon and 1/4 cup of water and cook for 2 minutes longer. Stir in the dulce de leche until melted. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.

Fold the apple mixture into softened vanilla ice cream and freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Scoop into bowls and garnish with chocolate shavings and crumbled gingersnaps.