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Apple Cider Doughnut Ice Cream

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When reduced to a syrup, apple cider takes on a tang as pronounced as its sweetness. It plays well here against sweet cream and toasty apple-laced doughnuts.

You may be tempted to substitute nutmeg for the harder to find mace, but it's worth seeking out. Among other things, mace tastes doughnut-y, and marries the ice cream to the doughnuts all the more.

Use the best apple cider you can get, but take a look at the nutrition facts. This recipe is formulated for cider with 120 calories (two tablespoons of sugar) per cup. If your four cups of apple cider have less than 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons, 480 calories) of sugar, add enough raw sugar to compensate.

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