Apple Pie Ice Cream {mind-over-batter.com}

This morning as I walked to the train station I began absentmindedly kicking leaves. Suddenly I glanced down in shock. Um… What are these leaves doing on the ground? Why aren’t they placidly blowing in the morning summer wind? Why aren’t these leaves green?! You know – That beautiful lush green reminiscent of spring and summer. These leaves – Leaves I expected to still be stuck to tree branches were various shades of… Fall.

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And I thought, “IT IS STILL AUGUST!”

Say it ain’t so, Mama Nature – Just say it ain’t so! Let me tell you – I had a PTSD situation. The Polar Vortex is still FRESH in my mind. The snow and the cold. And the SNOW! AND THE COLD!! UGH! I’m still waking up in sweats over it.

Apple Pie Ice Cream {mind-over-batter.com}

Listen, no one loves fall and calf high boots more than I do. I’m looking forward to wearing my leggings again. Perhaps not have to shave my legs so often? Why can’t it be summer till like November?

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Mama Nature, say it ain’t so. Please, girl – Just say it. I need to bridge this situation somehow and accept it is indeed August and fall is descending upon us. I want to do this the yummy way – before I get a Jacob’s Ladder-esque flashback of this past winter and someone carts me off to the padded rooms.

Apple Pie Ice Cream {mind-over-batter.com}

I want to take all the good things of fall. And to me, fall is all about the spice and apples. How about the warmth and spice of a warm apple pie? How ‘bout we turn that jammy into ice cream – An ice cream with fall flavors, eaten outside where it is STILL summer. A summer that is still sunny, and boozy, and nice.

Apple Pie Ice Cream {mind-over-batter.com}

Flow with me, homies. Let’s roll with this apple pie ice cream situation.

I cooked some apples down and then blended them in a mixture of milk, heavy cream, condensed milk, spices, and rum. I brought it to a simmer and then allowed the apple mixture steep for about an hour.

Apple Pie Ice Cream {mind-over-batter.com}

I blended this jammy then strained the apple bits. And since every great ice cream is a custard situation, I went there. For a bit of crunch and to mimic a crust component – baked nilla wafer crumbs. This is optional, of course – But – Nilla wafers, yo!

Apple Pie Ice Cream {mind-over-batter.com}

This ice cream tastes just like apple pie, just like fall – Cinnamon spice and apples with a bit ‘o rum to warm up our innards.It’s like turning leaves, fall scarves and crisp afternoons.

All good things…

 

 

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