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Easy and delicious no-churn apple crumble ice cream with stewed cinnamon apples, vanilla ice cream and crumble throughout! 

Oh hey there June, it’s nice to see you! The first of the summer months, just as the weather is starting to get much warmer, and therefore the absolute perfect time to make a batch of probably the best ice cream that I have ever made in my life, genuinely. 

I will honestly say from the beginning that I absolutely devoured this recipe, and I keep on making it again and again. The idea is quite simple, an apple crumble ice cream! But who knew it would be this delicious?! 


Whenever I bake with apples I do tend to use cooking apples/bramley apples. I find they are best because of the texture that they create – you don’t want an eating apple that is incredibly soft already as it may turn to mush once you have cooked the apples down somewhat. 

You may ask why you have to cook them down, but they slightly softened texture of the apples is what creates some of the magic of this recipe – mixed with the vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and sugar you create the most wonderful flavourful fruit ever. 

I peel and chop my apples up to pieces about 1-2cm in size (so you get more chunks per scoop of ice cream!) and then add the chunks to the pan along with the other ingredients. If you DID want to use an eating apple, it’s worth a go – just beware they may be softer in texture and need slightly less cooking time. 

The vanilla brings a bit of sweetness and adds to the levels of flavour, and the cinnamon brings an incredible warmth. This is optional however! 


Crumble is something that just absolutely goes hand in hand with apples – so adding this to an ice cream mixture just takes thing to an entirely new level. 

If you want to make your own crumble mix, it’s so easy!

  • 120g plain flour
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 60g unsalted butter 

You need to rub these ingredients together when the butter is cold and cubed and create a crumble mix! It may then feel a bit weird, but you need to bake the crumble mix on it’s own on a tray in the oven so it becomes crunchy and lovely. 

You need to line a large tray with parchment paper, and at 180ºfan, bake the crumble mix for 10-15 minutes, moving about frequently so that the crumble mix is evenly baked. If you want to use a ready made crumble mix, that is absolutely fine – just sprinkle it onto the tray and bake the same way! 

In the ice cream itself it will soften ever so slightly, but it brings flavour (and crumble is usually fairly soft anyway as its baked with a wetter fruit substance, like the apple! 

Ice Cream

As this recipe is a no churn ice cream, you would normally be able to use just double cream and condensed milk – and that is literally an ice cream mix! Whisk together until slightly thickened and smooth, and you can freeze. However, this apple crumble ice cream is levelled up slightly. 

I decided to stick to the no-churn idea so that its much easier to make for everyone (if you do want to use an ice cream maker though, you can!). As an addition to the cream and condensed milk ingredients, I have used ready made custard. 

Using a ready made custard (long-life or fresh both work well!) just absolutely and perfectly made this ice cream go up a notch of heaven in every bite. 


Once you have a cooled apple mixture, baked and cooled crumble and ice cream all whisked, you just need to layer the apple crumble ice cream together! I used a 2lb loaf tin as my ice cream container (partly because it looks nice for photos, but also because it perfectly fits), but you can use anything. 

I pour some of the ice cream into the tin, add on some apple mix, and crumble, and swirl slightly. Repeat this until you have used all the ingredients. 

You then just have to freeze. Because this is a homemade ice cream that is no-churn, you need to remember it can freeze quite solidly, so it’s best to take it out 5-10 minutes before you want to eat it. Or, TOP TIP – add a little vodka to the mix to prevent the over-freezing! 


Have fun with this one – because it’s so easy to make. It’s utterly scrumptious and definitely a dessert you should make this summer! 

  • Ingredients
    • Bramley apples 
    • Cinnamon
    • Vanilla
    • Light brown soft sugar
    • Plain flour
    • Caster sugar
    • Unsalted butter
    • Condensed milk
    • Double cream
    • Custard

Serve it with apple crumble (there is definitely no such thing), a different dessert, or just on it’s own like I have. I topped mine with a caramel sauce because that combination is just ‘chefs kiss’.

If you want to bake anything else that is absolutely delicious and heavenly apple crumble themed, this may also serve perfectly with my apple crumble cake or apple crumble cupcakes… ENJOY! x

Apple Crumble Ice Cream!

Easy and delicious no-churn apple crumble ice cream with stewed cinnamon apples, vanilla ice cream and crumble throughout! 
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Category: Dessert
Type: Ice Cream
Keyword: Apple, Crumble
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling & Freezing Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 10 portions
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 500 g bramley apples
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g light brown soft sugar


  • 120 g plain flour
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 60 g unsalted butter

Ice cream

  • 250 ml double cream
  • 250 ml custard
  • 397 g condensed milk



  • Peel and chop the apples into 1-2cm cubes
  • Add into a pan with the vanilla, cinnamon and sugar and heat on a low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Turn the heat up and cook the apples for 4-5 minutes until they have began to soften.
  • Pour into a bowl and leave to cool completely.


  • Preheat the oven to 200ºc/180ºfan and line a large tray with parchment paper
  • Add the flour, sugar and butter into a bowl and rub the ingredients together to form breadcrumbs
  • Pour the mixture onto the lined tray, and bake for 10-15 minutes, moving the mixture about frequently to prevent catching and to make sure it bakes evenly. Cool completely.

Ice Cream

  • Pour the double cream, custard and condensed milk into a large bowl and whisk together until smooth and starting to thicken


  • In layers, pour some of the ice cream mix, the apples, and crumble and swirl as you go.
  • I top with some of the apples and more crumble mixture
  • Freeze for at least 5-6 hours, or until frozen solid.


  • This will last for 3+ months in the freezer
  • You can swap the apple to pretty much any other fruit that you like in a crumble - just because to not over stew other fruits. 


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  1. Fay on October 18, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Hi Jane, fab looking recipe. Do you put vodka in the apple and the cream mixture. I’ve been making strawberry cheesecake ice cream this summer, similar recipe but adding cream cheese into the cream mix and although it tastes amazing I’ve nearly broken my scoops trying to serve it n if I take it out for a little time before serving it gets too soft.

    • Jane's Patisserie on October 21, 2022 at 10:10 am

      Hiya! No I don’t – follow the recipe for the best results, and I always advise taking it out 10 – 15 mins before serving to let it soften slightly! Hope this helps! x

  2. Lesley on June 27, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Jane, I’ve just made your biscoff ice cream and omg it’s absolutely delicious…I’m wanting to make this one but at the moment I have a load of rhubarb to use up so can I swap it for the apple and if so how would I go about it please…thanks

  3. Jannette on June 16, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Hi Jane,
    This is two of my most favourite dessert, apple crumble & ice-cream. Yummy 😋. But sadly two of the ingredients I cannot have due to being lactose intolerant, the double cream & custard ( I have discovered diary free custard). Please Jane could you inform of an alternative without losing the authentic taste?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 21, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      Hiya! Just try any dairy free alternative! Hope this helps! x

  4. Julia Wood on June 9, 2022 at 10:07 am

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe.. ice cream was divine! I had to use whipping cream as I can’t find double cream in Malaysia ! Mine also wasn’t as thick as yours! Perhaps I need to whisk longer? Any tips regarding using whipping cream and making the ice cream thicker would be welcome!

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      Hiya! How was it once frozen? x

    • Julia on June 12, 2022 at 11:18 am

      It was perfect after it was frozen .. we love it! I’ll have to stick to whipping cream as I can’t find double cream anywhere!! Mint chic chip next! Love your recipes xx

  5. kayla on June 8, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    can i leave out the custard ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      Hiya! You would have to replace with more double cream – but the ice cream is best with! Hope this helps! x

  6. veronica bellotti on June 6, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    5 stars
    Hi, Just to say, good to see you on the BBC Platinum Pudding .
    You dont mention how and what to cover the ice cream with, loose fitting grease proof paper then foil?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you so much! Cover the ice cream with anything you like – it docent matter! Hope this helps! x

  7. Agatha on June 3, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    I love the idea of this Ice cream.
    Can it be made without the custard or is it better with it in as I have made no churn Ice cream without it. Please advice as I am dying to make it.

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2022 at 11:51 am

      Hiya! This ice cream is definitely better with for this flavour! Hope this helps! x

  8. Pauline on June 3, 2022 at 9:23 am

    Omg this looks amazing, will definitely be trying! Just wondering could you use the apple and crumble recipe to make apple crumble blondies?

    Thanks xx

  9. Monique on June 3, 2022 at 8:23 am

    Oh my word Jane, I think you have excelled with this it looks incredible, Roughly how much Vodka?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 10, 2022 at 11:50 am

      Hiya! Thank you so much – id recommend using about 2 tbsp! Hope this helps! x

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