Recipe for Taffy Apple Ice Cream


    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

    In a medium saucepan combine sugars, milk, and molasses. Cook and stir over medium heat till sugar dissolves; remove from heat. 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 till bubbling; do not boil. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Cover and chill.

    Stir in cream, chopped apple, and vanilla. Freeze in a 4- or 5- quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Ripen 4 hours.

    Garnish with apple slices and caramel topping, if desired.

    Makes about 2 quarts (16 servings).