Easy Spiced Apple Ice Cream (3 Ingredient Apple Butter Ice Cream)

LAST UPDATED: Oct 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

How about a three ingredient easy spiced apple ice cream recipe? The creamy, dreamy taste of fall makes this apple butter ice cream perfect alone or topped on any dessert!

A marble surface with sliced apples, cinnamon sticks and a container of homemade apple ice cream.

Easy Spiced Apple Ice Cream

I’m obsessed with everything apple butter, especially during fall. It’s a flavor that seems to warm you up, even on the chilliest of evenings or when blended with ice cream.

I’ve incorporated it into everything from cookies to cocktails, so I decided why not make some apple butter ice cream, too! I love all things apple- so don’t miss my incredible Apple Recipe Guide. It’s filled with tips and tricks to take your fall baking to the next level!

We love homemade ice cream in this house – in fact, I’ve rounded up 18 of the BEST homemade no churn ice cream recipes. Don’t miss all these incredible combinations!

I like to give a lot of detail in my recipe posts to guide readers through any questions. If you’re just here for the printable recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” right under the title of this post and you’ll head straight there!

Apple butter ice cream in a small ceramic loaf dish, sliced apples surrounding.

Why You’ll Love this Apple Butter Ice Cream

For me, ice cream knows no season. I remember venturing downtown in the snow with my mom and sister years ago. The rest of the family thought we were crazy, but we just had to get our ice cream fix.

In St. Louis, we have an incredible nitro ice cream shop called Ices Plain and Fancy. Among some of their inspired flavors, they offer apple butter ice cream. We’ve had it a few times at local attractions and I fell in love.

Since it’s a 30-minute drive to visit their shop, I decided to recreate it at home using just 3 ingredients for an incredibly creamy, dream fuss-free fall ice cream! It may not smoke, but it is guaranteed to make you smile with joy.

Apple ice cream in a small loaf pan, ice cream scoop and sliced apples surrounding pan.

What is Apple Butter?

For all of you that might be grossed out right now thinking I put actual butter in the ice cream, don’t worry apple butter isn’t actual butter!

Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of applesauce. Its produced by long, slow cooking of apples with cider or water until the sugar in the apples caramelizes. This turns the apple butter a deep brown. Aka its pretty much applesauce’s grown up sister and she’s amazing.

It’s typically used as a spread on just about anything you want. I love it on biscuits, crackers, muffins, waffles… You name it, I’ve probably put apple butter on it.

creamy apple butter ice cream scoops in a waffle cone, held by a hand on the left

Apple Ice Cream Ingredients

How to Make this Ice Cream

  • In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Blend in sweetened condensed milk and apple butter.
  • Pour into loaf pan / pans.
  • Freeze 2+ hours.

Variations

Love the flavor of apple pie and want to add that joy to your homemade ice cream? Add a teaspoon of my homemade Apple Pie Spice Recipe to really take this ice cream over the top!

Is Homemade Ice Cream Easy To Make?

I have great news for you! This ice cream is incredibly easy to make for several reasons. First, it’s only three ingredients, and secondly, it’s a no-churn ice cream!

creamy apple butter ice cream in a waffle cone with a loaf pan in the background.

How To Serve and Store Apple Butter Ice Cream

This apple butter ice cream tastes delicious on its own, but it’s also a nice compliment to pies and bread pudding. It’s an easy make-ahead dessert for fall gatherings and Thanksgiving.

How to Store Homemade Ice Cream

If stored properly, in an airtight or ice cream container, in the back of the freezer, your spiced apple ice cream will last about 1-2 weeks, or until crystallization forms.

Apple butter ice cream in a loaf pan, with a cone full of ice cream and sliced apples in the foreground.

The Only Spiced Apple Ice Cream You’ll Need

If you’re like me, and you love ice cream all year round, you’ll be obsessed with this fall take on a traditional summer treat. The spices from the apple butter go perfectly with this creamy ice cream recipe. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments!

Do you have a fall favorite go-to recipe? If so, drop it in the comments, I love getting new recipe recommendations!

A small loaf pan full of ice cream, surrounded by sliced apples and an ice cream scoop.

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More Recipes For Your Fall Needs

Fall is one of my favorite times for recipes. Everything gives you that warm and cozy feel that makes you want to cuddle up next to a bonfire. I can’t get enough of anything apple, pumpkin, or cinnamon, so here are a few of my best recipes of the season so far. Enjoy!

easy 3 ingredient apple butter ice cream recipe

Easy Spiced Apple Ice Cream

Julie Blanner
3 ingredient easy spiced apple ice cream recipe. The creamy, dreamy taste of fall makes this apple butter ice cream perfect alone or topped on any dessert!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 425 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Blend in sweetened condensed milk and apple butter.
  • Pour into loaf pan / pans.
  • Freeze 2+ hours.

Notes

How to Store Homemade Ice Cream

If stored properly, in an airtight or ice cream container, in the back of the freezer, your spiced apple ice cream will last about 1-2 weeks, or until crystallization forms.

How to Serve

This apple butter ice cream tastes delicious on its own, but it’s also a nice compliment to pies and bread pudding. It’s an easy make-ahead dessert for fall gatherings and Thanksgiving.

Nutrition

Calories:425kcalCarbohydrates:43gProtein:5gFat:26gSaturated Fat:16gCholesterol:98mgSodium:90mgPotassium:260mgSugar:39gVitamin A:1015IUVitamin C:1.8mgCalcium:184mgIron:0.2mg
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