Taffy Apple Ice Cream

A spellbinding taste of the carnival midway from July 1974.

Granny Smith or other tart apples work best in this flavorful ice cream.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped apple
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Apple slices
  • Caramel ice cream topping


  1. In a medium saucepan combine sugars, milk and molasses. Cook and stir over medium heat till sugar dissolves; remove from heat.
  2. Slowly stir 1 cup of hot milk mixture into beaten eggs, then return to hot mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat just until bubbling; do not boil.
  3. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Cover and chill.
  4. Stir in cream, chopped apple and vanilla extract.
  5. Freeze in a 4- or 5- quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions.
  6. Ripen for 4 hours.
  7. Garnish with apple slices and caramel topping, if desired.

Makes about 2 quarts (16 servings).

Posted by Marla at Recipe Goldmine 10/8/2001 7:31 am.