If I had to choose between apples and mangoes I would pick mangoes, hands down, every single time. Tell me to pick either apples or bananas and you know I’ll choose bananas. Give me apple pie though, and I might pick it over anything else. I love apple pie in almost any form and recently I tried my hand at Apple Pie Ice-Cream.
So far I have always made ice-cream without an ice-cream machine. For a long time it was simply because we didn’t have them in India. Once Amazon started a dedicated shopping in India, I started seeing Ice-cream machines on their website. These were mostly imported American brands which were very expensive. Then a while back I started seeing less expensive and more local but a couple of brands with good reviews.
I finally decided to buy one early this year. January might seem an odd month to buy an ice-cream maker. I agree as it’s normally a cooler time of the year. This year though, we haven’t seen much of a cool weather. It’s just been uncomfortably warm throughout last December and thereon. It’s just the beginning of March but it feels like the height of summer. So it’s definitely ice-cream time.
Coincidentally, the brand whose ice-cream maker I was considering got in touch with me. It turned out that they had come across me on Instagram and loved my photography. They sent me their ice-cream maker as a gift! I will say it’s turned out to be a much appreciated gift. The texture of ice-creams are much better now.
Why did I choose to make an Apple Pie Ice-cream, though? Mostly nostalgia. Many, many years ago we were in Portugal and I had my first taste of Apple Pie Ice-cream there. This version had pieces of crisp pie crust in it as well. My version has no crust but serve this ice-cream with something crisp like ginger cookies or something similar and it will come close.