Apple Crumble Ice Cream

by Kate on November 25, 2013

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As the cooler weather nestles in and becomes the norm, my food thoughts turn to warmer foods. Foods that evoke comfort and coziness. Stews, gooey macaroni and cheese, hot chocolate with clouds of marshmallows floating on top and warm baked fruit desserts like Cardamom Pear Crumble. My picky eater husband is more of a purist when it comes to his fruit desserts. The only one that will cross his lips is an apple crumble or apple pie. Nothing fancy and no “funky” spices as he likes to call anything other than cinnamon.

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Even though these cool months make me yearn for foods that are comforting like wrapping myself in a cozy sweater, the one thing I eat all year long is ice cream. As I enjoyed that pear crumble I served it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ice cream and a crumble go hand in hand and make each wonderful dessert even better. A cup of coffee along side and a cool weather evening is instantly cozy.

As I was savoring these three things, it occurred to me that a crumble and coffee IN ice cream just might be an amazing creation. Guess what? It is! Ice cream with a touch of coffee flavor thanks to the great taste of new Green Mountain Coffee Espresso Iced Lattes. Have you tried them? I’m so hooked! Sure, I like to go to the coffee shop and grab a latte but since discovering Green Mountain Coffee Espresso Iced Lattes, I’m going less. I enjoy my hot coffee but I drink iced lattes even when there’s snow on the ground. But when there’s snow on the ground, I’m less apt to venture out. I love the convenience of having a refreshing iced latte ready to go in my refrigerator any time the mood strikes. With both Vanilla and Mocha flavors, no matter what I’m in the mood for I’ve got a latte to satisfy it.

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Adding Green Mountain Coffee Espresso Vanilla Ice Latte to this ice cream adds coffee undertone while an apple compote swirl throughout adds sweetness. Pieces of graham cracker crust scattered throughout this smooth, creamy apple crumble ice cream add a pleasant crunch that is crucial in any good crisp. It’s like having that perfect apple crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cup of coffee all in one perfect bite.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Green Mountain. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Apple Crumble Ice Cream

2 hours

Yield: 1 Quart

Apple Crumble Ice Cream

Coffee scented vanilla bean ice cream swirled with spiced apple compote and graham cracker crumbles.


    Graham Cracker Crumble:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • For Ice Cream:
  • 1 cup Green Mountain Coffee Vanilla Espresso Iced Latte
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Apple Compote:
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    Make Graham Cracker Crust:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Press the graham mixture firmly into a 1/4-inch layer on the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden. Cool completely then crumble. Place in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer until ready to use.
  3. Make Ice Cream Base:
  4. In a medium saucepan, heat the Green Mountain Coffee Vanilla Espresso Latte, salt, and sugar just until it begins to simmer. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds from the bean. Add both the seeds and bean to the milk mixture. Remove from heat, cover and infuse for one hour.
  5. Fill a large bowl halfway with water and ice and fit a smaller bowl over the top of the ice. Pour cream into the smaller bowl. Place a fine mesh sieve over top of the smaller bowl. Set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks. Rewarm the latte mixture until steam rises from the top. Slowly drizzle half the warm latte mixture into the yolks, whisking constantly. Pour the yolk mixture back into the saucepan, whisking constantly.
  7. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.
  8. Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Stir over the ice until cool, add the vanilla extract, then refrigerate to chill overnight.
  9. Make The Apple Compote:
  10. In a small saucepan, mix together the apples, sugar, cider and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat until apples are very tender and liquid becomes syrupy. Store covered in refrigerator.
  11. Churn custard in ice cream maker according to manufacturers' directions. Spoon 1/3 of ice cream over bottom of a freezer safe container. Dollop with half the apple compote then sprinkle with 1/3 the graham cracker crumble. Place half of the remaining ice cream over top. Dollop remaining apple compote over ice cream the sprinkle half the remaining graham cracker crumble. Top with remaining ice cream then sprinkle remaining graham cracker crumbs. Freeze overnight then serve.


**Time does not include overnight chill time.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

ChristineM November 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm

oh wow, that looks so good. love that recipe!


Kate November 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Thanks Christine!! It really was wonderful. It was really like eating apple crumble and vanilla ice cream all in one bite.


Jersey Girl Cooks November 26, 2013 at 12:08 am

Now I am craving some. Looks delish!


Coffee and Crumpets November 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

All my favourite things combined into one! Looks fabulous!


Liz November 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I adore coffee ice cream AND apple crumble. Combining both makes for a phenomenal dessert!!!


Dina November 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

it looks delicious!


Maureen | Orgasmic Chef December 1, 2013 at 3:09 am

This is my new all-time favorite ice cream.


Kate December 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

Wow! Thanks so much Maureen!


laurasmess December 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Oh my GOSH. I am a sucker for apple crumble (or anything with streusel or crumble topping) so this is pretty much the most delicious thing I have seen all year! It’s summer here at the moment so ice cream is definitely a favourite for cool desserts… do you know how I could make this without an ice cream maker? And that link for the iced latte seems broken. Is it a tetra-pak beverage? Pretty sure that brand isn’t sold over here but I’d love to find a worthy substitute. Thanks hon xx


Kate December 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Yikes! Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I’ll have to fix that. As for a substitute, you can simply use milk and it will be just as good :)And you can make it without an ice cream maker by putting the ice cream base in a hallow baking dish in your freezer. Give it a stir every 20-30 minutes until it becomes a thick consistency then so your layering with the apples and graham. Then freeze it overnight. That should do the trick!


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