Monster Sammies & Caramel Apple Ice Cream

but first...

The Legend of Monster Sammy

The perfect combination to make you feel good about life at this time of year. Like the legendary sasquatch, the monster sammy is hard to photograph. Though it remains shrouded in mystery and local legend, we hear it involves sloppy joe beef, muenster, gouda, guacamole, baby greens and basil jalapeno ranch on a french hoagie roll...

This one appears to have a dangerous guacamole infection.

Spiced Apple Ice Cream

I was wondering what kind of ice cream we could make that would go well with the caramel sauce that I made the other day. I talked with my mom briefly and she mentioned that she was making a caramel frosting for an apple cake. I realized that a sweet cream ice cream accented with flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar would be a perfect match for the thick, syrupy caramel goo.

Make the apples first, they must chill completely after cooking.

Apple Swirl

2 or 3 Large apples of your choice, peeled and diced
(We used four very petite Pink Lady apples diced about 1/4" thick.
This can be varied based on your preference.)
1/4 - 1/2 cup brown sugar (also depends on preference)
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Combine ingredients in a medium cooking pot. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, or until apples are tender and water is evaporated to the point that the apples are immersed in a thick brown sauce. Chill about two hours. I like the freezer for this.

Spiced Sweet Cream Ice Cream

1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup cream
1 cup half & half
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla flavor
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine sugar, eggs, flavors & spices in a large mixing bowl, beat until light and fluffy. Add cream/half & half and beat well. Chill thoroughly, and use according to your ice cream machine's instructions. I like to add just a touch more cinnamon and nutmeg halfway through the process.

Remove from ice cream maker. In a separate serving or storage container, fold apple mixture lightly into ice cream. Freeze at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Serve with caramel sauce. Tell me what heaven tastes like to you...



Sheryl Parsons said...

I should never stop by when I'm trying to lose more weight, sheesh! I don't know how you two do all this scrumdillyishous cooking without looking like the tweedle dee and tweedle dum...as in rolly polly.

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