No-Churn Cheesecake Caramel Apple Ice Cream
Caramel apple ice cream is a delicious way to blend two desserts, caramel apples and cheesecake, into one easy no-churn ice cream recipe. Even when the season changes, everyone still loves creamy frozen desserts. So after you’ve gone apple picking, save one or two and make this easy and indulgent Caramel Apple Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream.
Caramel Apple Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream
Originally published Sep 27, 2015
I can’t put this any other way – last autumn sucked. Literally, it was like the life was being sucked out of me. We were selling our house and looking for a house in Maryland. The Hubby was working in Maryland during the week, and I was alone, trying to keep up with two kids. Plus an endless merry-go-round of contractors, realtors, inspectors, appraisers, and buyers. On the weekends we were either working on the house or looking for a house, and on the rare occasion that we weren’t busy, we were almost too physically and mentally and emotionally drained to do much of anything.
It was hard for me to see people posting pictures on Facebook of pumpkin picking and carving, picking apples and making Apple Dessert Recipes, and going to fall festivals and hayrides, because we did none of the above. One of the weekends we brought the boys down to Maryland, we had some time on Sunday afternoon and we were going to go to a pumpkin festival. It rained. Not only was I going through a major life change, but I felt like I lost my absolute favorite season when I love being outside and doing fun things with my family.
It is quickly coming up on a year since we moved, and I finally had one single day that I feel like new life was breathed into me. I started the day with a nice long run in the cool, crisp air. Then we headed over to the pumpkin festival at the local orchard – hayride, pumpkin patch, apple cider, caramel apple, the whole nine yards, and so much fun. While the boys napped, The Hubby watched college football and I made dinner. This is what fall should be. This is what I missed last year. This is what brings me joy.
Now I am already checking out local events calendars to find out how we will be spending our upcoming weekends while the weather is still perfect and I’m not ready to hide in my house all winter. And even when it does get cold, I’ll just stay inside and crank up the heat to enjoy treats like this Caramel Apple Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream.
How do you make no-churn ice cream swirled with caramel and apples?
- Start by making a simple caramel sauce with butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream. Then stir in vanilla and salt for flavor, and add the chopped apples for just a couple minutes to soften them. Let it cool.
- Next you make the cheesecake no-churn ice cream following this simple recipe that only requires a few ingredients.
- Swirl the caramel apple mixture through the cheesecake ice cream base and freeze.
- Scoop and enjoy, maybe with a slice of Swedish Apple Pie or in Sparkling Apple Cider Floats.
No-Churn Cheesecake Caramel Apple Ice Cream recipe tips…
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- Make sure you make the caramel apple mixture in advance so it has time to cool in the fridge.
- Just like with making Homemade Whipped Cream, you want your cream and bowl to be very cold, especially since you won’t be using sugar to stabilize it. I always use a metal bowl that I’ve put in the freezer along with the whisk attachment or beaters for my hand mixer.
- It’s very important to make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that is becomes nice and smooth when you blend it with the sweetened condensed milk.
- I usually just put my ice cream in a loaf pan, but a container with a cover is probably a better idea. They do make some nice insulated ice cream containers for storing homemade ice cream.
- This does work with regular or fat free sweetened condensed milk and regular or light cream cheese ( I wouldn’t recommend fat free). But seriously, it’s ice cream, so you aren’t saving a ton of calories. Just enjoy a small scoop!
- Since everyone asks, those dishes I used in the photos are actually mini tart pans. Aren’t they cute?
Caramel apple cheesecake no-churn ice cream is just the beginning of apple deliciousness! More apple sweets:
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Apple Nachos
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Apple Nachos
- Gluten Free Sparkling Apple Cranberry Bundt Cake
- No-Bake Apple Cheesecake Bars
- Caramel Apple Pecan Flourless Cookie Dough Dip
- And make sure you check out even more No-Bake Apple Desserts on Parade’s Community Table.
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No-Churn Cheesecake Caramel Apple Ice Cream Recipe
Caramel Apple Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream is a dreamy autumn dessert. It’s perfect you choose ice cream over any other dessert any day of the year, even when it’s chilly out. So what better than to add some fall flavors in the form of diced apples softened just enough with a soak in a super simple caramel sauce. It’s a little ribbon of sweet caramelized goodness swirled through a not too sweet and tangy cheesecake ice cream. Even when frozen, the apples stay soft and tender. Autumn ice cream awesomeness!
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If you still crave frozen desserts in the fall, then you have to make this easy no churn ice cream recipe!
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup chopped peeled apple
- 8 oz cream cheese, light or regular, at room temperature
- 14.5 oz sweetened condensed milk, regular or fat free
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cups heavy cream, well chilled
- Place a large glass or metal bowl in the refrigerator or freezer for whipping the cream.
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat.
- Add the brown sugar and stir for two minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup heavy cream, and continue to stir for two more minutes. Keep the remainder of the heavy cream in the refigerator until needed.
Add the salt and vanilla and stir, then add the apples and cook for another two minutes.
- Remove from the heat, transfer the caramel apple mixture to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator.
In a sauce pan over medium-low to medium heat, melt butter. Mix in brown sugar and stir for 2 minutes. Mix in heavy cream and stir for 2 more minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and salt until well incorporated.
- Using an electric mixer or whisk attachment, beat together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
- In the chilled bowl, using an electric mixer or whisk, beat the heavy cream to soft peaks.
- Gently fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream.
- Pour about half of the mixture into a container that you can freeze and has an airtight lid. Top with about half the caramel mixture and swirl with a knife or spatula. Repeat with the remainder of the cream mixture and caramel mixture.
- Cover, and place in the freezer until frozen.
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