This dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream tastes just like apple pie and is the ideal fall and winter dessert.
I recently tried out a recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream with some friends over the weekend and it was an absolute hit. As I was enjoying the sweet and creamy dessert, I couldn't help but think about its perfect balance of summer and fall flavors. Although it's an ice cream recipe, it has the warm and comforting taste of apple pie, making it a great transitional dessert to enjoy year-round.
This recipe is similar to my Roasted Cherry Cardamom Ice Cream, as it's also dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. And the best part? Even the salted caramel is dairy-free! I highly recommend making the salted caramel a day or two ahead of time to make things easier in the kitchen.
The ice cream base is a blend of cashews and coconut milk, which provides a rich and creamy texture. And once you've made the base, you can add almost any flavor to create your own unique, healthy ice cream concoctions.
To create the Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream, I added half of the ice cream mixture into a loaf pan and drizzled the homemade salted caramel sauce on top. Then, I added the remaining ice cream mixture and drizzled even more salted caramel sauce. Of course, you could also swirl the salted caramel throughout the ice cream if you prefer.
When it comes to this Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream, there's no denying that it's a seriously addictive dessert. One spoonful and you'll be hooked! Whether you choose to drizzle the salted caramel on top or swirl it throughout the ice cream, you're in for a treat. Trust me when I say that this ice cream truly tastes like a slice of warm, comforting apple pie - it's that good!
And it's so satisfying that you'll undoubtedly find yourself going back for seconds (or maybe even thirds!). So, it's safe to say that there are at least two things that are certain when it comes to this recipe - its deliciousness and its ability to keep you coming back for more!
How to Refrigerate Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream:
Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container or a covered bowl. Place the container or bowl in the refrigerator. Make sure the container or bowl is properly sealed to prevent the ice cream from absorbing any unwanted odors. Keep the ice cream in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
How to Freeze Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream:
If you want to store your Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream for later use, you can freeze it. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container or a covered bowl.
- Place the container or bowl in the freezer.
- Make sure the container or bowl is properly sealed to prevent the ice cream from getting freezer burn.
- Keep the ice cream in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.
How to Reheat Salted Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream (If Required):
You might need to reheat your salted caramel apple pie ice cream if you've frozen it beforehand. Here is how to go about it:
- Remove the ice cream container or bowl from the freezer, and leave it out at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Scoop the ice cream into a bowl that can be used in a microwave.
- For 10 to 15 seconds, microwave the ice cream on low power.
- Serve the ice cream right away after stirring it and continuing to microwave it for an additional 10-15 seconds at a time until it gets the appropriate consistency.
A tasty and healthful treat that is suitable for any time of the year is salted caramel apple pie ice cream. This simple to prepare, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo dish may be altered to your preferences. This ice cream will be a hit with family and friends whether you serve it in the summer or the fall or freeze it for later use.
Can you use another nut for the cashews in the ice cream base?
Sure, you may use almonds, macadamia nuts, or hazelnuts in place of cashews. Nonetheless, the ice cream could have a somewhat different flavor and texture.
Can you use unsalted caramel for the salted variety?
Absolutely, if you choose, you may use plain caramel for the salted variety. Yet the salted caramel improves the apple pie flavor and provides a nice counterpoint to the ice cream's richness.