What's better for autumn than home-made cinnamon ice cream? Serve with warm apples and caramel sauce to make it even better!
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START by separating egg yolks. MIX cream, milk and 85 grams of sugar in a small saucepan and add in the cinnamon sticks. BRING to a boil, but make sure to not overcook it.
USE your stand mixer for this, or if you’re going to do it manually– a large clean bowl and a whisk. ADD in egg yolks with 80 grams of plain sugar. TURN speed up to high and let the machine do it’s work until the mixture becomes foamy and white.
REMOVE the cinnamon sticks from the small saucepan and gently pour in the milk and cream mixture into the stand mixer bowl. Make sure to keep mixing while you do this, to prevent the egg yolks from solidifying.
It also helps to prevent lumps from forming. POUR the mixture back into the small saucepan and turn down the heat to the lowest setting. Keep stirring with a spatula, to prevent burning.
You can tell if the mixture is ready by running your (clean) finger over the spatula. If a clear path shows, it’s ready. LET the mixture cool off to nearly room temperature. COVER and put in the refrigerator until completely cooled off.
While the ice cream mixture is cooling off, you can create the caramel sauce. HEAT sugar and water in a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Do not whisk it at first, wait until the water has evaporated and the sugar starts to brown.
Wait until the colour of the caramel is dark brown, but be careful, there's a thin line between dark brown and lightly burned. The caramel will taste bitter when it's burned.
Be very careful, caramel is very hot. ADD cream and whisk for a smooth caramel sauce and let it cool off a bit.
On to the easiest part of making cinnamon ice cream! GET the mixture from the refrigerator and pour it into the ice cream maker. Let it run for about 40 minutes, depending on your machine.
When done, remove the ice cream from the ice cream maker and place it into the freezer. RINSE the apples and cut them into wedges. HEAT butter in the medium-sized skillet and add the apples.
After about 1 to 2 minutes, ADD about 2 tablespoons of sugar and let them cook a little longer until the apples are beautiful browned.
You can also add some whipped cream and cinnamon powder for garnish along with the warm apples and cinnamon ice cream, don't forget the caramel sauce!