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Easy Spiced Apple Ice Cream {3 Ingredient Apple Butter Ice Cream}

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!

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!

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!

Just Take Me to The Spiced Apple Ice Cream Recipe Already!

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apple butter ice cream to top pies and cobblers

The Perfect Apple Butter Ice Cream For Any Season

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.

the best fall ice cream recipe made with apple butter

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 recipe

Is Apple 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!

If both of those tidbits don’t make you fill with joy, then maybe that makes me the weird one… but, regardless this is stuff to get excited about because it means it’s easy enough for almost anyone to make.

I love recipes that are easy enough to make with the girls, and this is definitely one of them. It’s a quick and easy recipe that makes for perfect bonding time.

creamy apple butter ice cream for fall flavor

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.

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.

recipes with apple butter

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 some of top 6 recipes of the season so far. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bark

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cookies

Fresh Apple Cake With Brown Sugar Frosting

Cinnamon Apple Old Fashioned

Country Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

Cinnamon Pound Cake

apple butter ice cream to top pies and cobblers

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!

Spiced Apple Ice Cream

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins
Serves 8

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!



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.

Recipe Notes

Transfer to an airtight container, to store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks

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8 comments on “Easy Spiced Apple Ice Cream {3 Ingredient Apple Butter Ice Cream}”

  1. Julie this is sure to get plenty of smiles from our grandchildren. Pinned! I invite you to share your post at my blog party and don’t forget to enter my giveaway too Hugs!

  2. I was inspired to make your apple butter ice cream this evening for a little dinner party. I had already made an apple cake and I was afraid that it might be apple overload . . . but my guests did not think so!

    Thanks for sharing your easy, yummy recipe!

  3. This recipe was so easy and so so good! We ended up sandwiching the ice cream between some ginger cookies and oatmeal cookies and it was divine, thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Such a fun ice cream flavor! I love the apple butter in it!! 

    5.0 rating

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