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Caramel-Apple Ice Cream

Photo: Christina Holmes
Total time 20 mins
Yield 4 to 5
Swirling caramelized apples with dulce de leche into vanilla ice cream makes for a delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.