Ice Cream Before Winter


Stella Cooper, Writer

Before the weather gets cold in Denver again, we all want a few more scoops of ice cream to finish out the warmer weather before the winter. Ice cream can be found at an ice cream shop but you can also make it. Making ice cream from home can take longer than just going to get ice cream but it is up to you. 

To make ice cream you will need a flavor that you like. Some amazing flavors that we like in the summer are raspberry, peach, and strawberry. We can enjoy these flavors even now that the weather is getting colder. Some fall flavors that are popping up right now are flavors like pumpkin.

Next, you are going to need a special mixing bowl to make your ice cream. The ice cream has to mix at a cool temperature so the bowl you have to use has water in it and you have to freeze it so that there is ice surrounding it while it mixes. The bowl attaches to a Kitchen Aid mixer. You will need these for an ice cream recipe.

Lastly, you can make your ice cream soft serve or regular ice cream. To make it soft-serve you can just eat the ice cream after you have put it in the freezer for a short amount of time but if you want normal ice cream you will need to put the ice cream in the freezer for a longer period of time. Soft serve ice cream is better for adding other ingredients like candy, but normal ice cream is harder to stir so it is harder to put candy in.


Apple Pie Ice cream recipe:

Apple “Filling”:

¼ stick (2 tbsp) butter

1 tart apple, such as a Granny Smith or cored, chopped into slices

1 sweet apple, such as a Gala or cored, chopped into slices

2 tbsp of brown sugar

½ tsp cinnamon



 ½ cup all-purpose flour

2 tbsp of dark brown sugar

2 tbsp of granulated sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

½ stick (4 tbsp) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces


Ice Cream:

2 cups of heavy whipping cream

2 cups of whole milk

1 cup of sugar

1 tbsp of vanilla extract

1 pinch of salt



  1. For the apples, heat the butter in the skillet and add the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat, stirring and scraping constantly until the apples are softened and caramelized for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cool to room temperature, and chill until cold.
  2. For the crumble, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the flour, sugars, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles wet sand. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on a baking sheet until crisp and golden brown. Cool to room temperature, then chill until cold, uncovered to keep it from getting soft.
  3. For the ice cream, mix all of the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved. Set up the mixer according to the manufacturer. Once that is set up, mix the mixture until it looks like soft-serve ice cream. The ice cream may work it’s way up the sides, just turn the mixer off and scrape back down and keep going. If you want hard ice cream freeze for 1-2 more hours in a covered container.
  4. Last, you can mix the ice cream, apples, and crumble together if you have soft serve ice cream. If you have regular ice cream put the apples and crumble on top. Once you have that, serve.