• Serves 4
  • 4 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


My Nanna used to make this ice-cream in Summer, before anyone had ice-cream machines in their homes. It's been a family favourite for years. It's really easy to make, and makes a refreshing end to a meal.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 3 Granny Smith Apples (cored and grated, with skin on)
  • 250 ml Cream
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 125 gm Caster Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice


  1. Place the cream and milk in a saucepan, heat until just below boiling point. In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale. Whisk 2 tablespoons of the hot cream and milk into the egg mixture. Slowly add the rest of the cream and milk, whisking as you go.
  2. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring for 8 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate until cool.
  3. Place the lemon juice in a bowl and combine with the apple. Add the cooled cream mixture, ensuring it is well combined. Pour into an ice-cream maker, and make according to manufacturer's instructions.
  4. Alternatively, pour mixture into a metal bowl and place in the freezer for 2 hours or until set around the edges, but soft in the middle. Beat with an electric mixer and return to the freezer until firm.


I sometimes add a finely diced Kiwi fruit to the mixture, and a few finely chopped walnuts or pistachios. Creamy but with a subtle bite, it's delicious served with fresh fruit.

  • I’ve never tried ice cream or gelato before but this sounds amazing.


  • this sounds lovely, I have tried a similar recipe with oranges and it was nice


  • Thank you for this, very interesting colour and texture. Plus no chemicals.


  • This sounds delicious! My mouth can almost taste the sweet, tartiness of the apples.


  • yum yum, now all I need is an icecream maker =)


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe; looks pretty and delicious. Would be perfect for summer.


  • i loved and shared this great recipe


  • sure sounds good! i would love to make this


  • Must say that is something different, it does look quite refreshing and will add this to my dessert card, thanks.

    • It is a good different – the colour is incredible.


  • Wow! Sounds interesting! Bet it would sure be refreshing on a hot summer’s day!


  • Thank you very much for sharing your recipe


  • Thanks for sharing this delicious treat


  • this would be truly refreshing, must try this gelato


  • love the colour and think this would taste great


  • Wow! I’m intrigued by this one! Have to give it a go!


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