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30 April 2012 34 Comments

Desserts | Ice Creams - A Few Fruity Treats

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~ Russel Baker. Am sure many would be one to love summer for a good reason – Ice Creams! There was a time when the very word ‘Ice-cream‘ was banned in my house. Recurrent cough & cold and instructions from the music teacher to avoid anything cold for the children made sure that ice cream cease to exist in our house. For good long years both of us also avoided ice creams served during any party or functions lest our children will get tempted.

But now that they are grown up and have better immunity power the ban has been partially lifted. They are allowed to eat ice creams but have to gulp warm water immediately to reduce the effect of cold. Does this sound too cruel…Well, I have heard such weird stories from many possessive & protective parents. And I willingly admit that I am one among them :)

The magic of my baton is reducing exceedingly each day with my son entering into his teens. The rebellion teen in him feels it is utter crime to stop them from eating junk food and ice creams. So there I was on an ice cream spree last week to please my children…just in case..

Mango and watermelon with the gorgeous color and wonderful texture top the foodie chart of my family while coffee ice cream is a pure indulgence I would love to dig in again and again. Sapodilla or chikoo fancies only my hubby and thus the Sapodilla ice cream was left for him with pleasure ;-)

1. Light Mango Ice Cream with Custard Powder

 

Desserts | Ice Creams - A Few Fruity Treats

 

Ingredients;

Method; Use mangoes which are sweet with dark colred pulp to make ice cream, this gives a lovely color to the ice cream and you will need less sugar in the recipe. Peel the mangoes and puree in a blender, leave a few mango slices for garnishing.

Boil milk, dissolve custard powder in 2 tbsp of cold water or milk. Add the custard powder mix in the boiling milk and keep stirring for one minute. Take out from flame and let it cool.

Add mango puree, small mango pieces, sugar/honey and Goji berries/raisins/crushed nuts or anything you fancy into the above custard and mix well.

Pour the ice cream mix in a food grade plastic and keep it in freezer to set. Take it out after 3-4 hours, blend it again and pour in the container to set. This process is to make sure there are less ice crystals in the ice cream, if you don’t have an ice cream maker.

Let the Mango ice cream set completely overnight before serving.

2. Sapodilla or Chikoo Ice Cream with Cottage Cheese

Sapodilla or Chikoo mousse

 

Ingredients;

Method; Peel 4 medium size Sapodilla/chikoo fruits and remove the large black seed from inside. Puree the sliced fruit in a blender with sugar, milk and cottage cheese.

Beat cream with a fork for a few minutes. Add the beaten cream, lemon juice, vanilla essence  to the above fruit mix.

Pour the Sapodilla ice cream mix in a food grade plastic and keep it in freezer to set. Take it out after 3-4 hours, blend it again and pour in the container to set. This process is to make sure there are less ice crystals in the ice cream, if you don’t have an ice cream maker.

Let the Sapodilla ice cream set completely overnight before serving.

3. Watermelon Yogurt Ice Cream with Hung Yogurt/Curd

Desserts | Ice Creams - A Few Fruity Treats

 

Ingredients; 

  • 2 cups Watermelon juice
  • 1 cup fresh hung yogurt/curd
  • 2/3 cup sugar/honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest

Method; Blend bite size cubes of watermelon to make 2 cups of juice. Set fresh yogurt with full cream milk. Hung it in a muslin cloth and place it in refrigerator overnight to drain the water completely. Use Greek yogurt for better texture.

Take out the hung curd, it resembles a mass of soft ball almost like homemade cottage cheese.

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender for 3 minutes and pour in a plastic container. Freeze the watermelon ice cream till set. Take it out after 3-4 hours, blend it again and pour in the container to set. This process is to make sure there are less ice crystals in the ice cream, if you don’t have an ice cream maker.


Desserts | Ice Creams - A Few Fruity Treats

Watermelon puree changes its color from bright red to lovely pink when yogurt is mixed in it.

Desserts | Ice Creams - A Few Fruity Treats

Serve the watermelon ice cream in a tall glass with cubes of watermelon in it.

4. Creamy Coffee Ice Cream

coffee ice cream

 

Ingredients;

  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp. instant coffee powder
  • 1 tbsp. corn flour

Method; Beat the cream for a few minutes with a fork or egg beater. Dissolve the corn flour in a tbsp of cold milk and pour in the warm milk. Boil the milk over low heat stirring constantly, the milk will thicken in a few minutes.

Take off the flame, add coffee powder and sugar in it and stir it to dissolve completely.

Mix in the beaten cream and pour in a food grade plastic container to set in the freezer.

Take out the partially set coffee ice cream and beat it in a blender or with a fork to break the ice crystals. Set it again. Sprinkle chocolate chips or sprinkles over the coffee ice cream and serve.

Desserts | Ice Creams - A Few Fruity Treats

Lick till the last drop..

My favorite dessert from the above list of ice creams is Mango, coffee, watermelon and sapodilla…in the same order.

Notes;

  1. Add a tsp. of lemon juice to the ice cream mix if the fruits are very sweet.
  2. You can always alter the combinations to make different flavors of ice creams.
  3. Try the cottage cheese combo with mango ice cream and yogurt with Sapodilla ice cream recipe.
  4. Avoid serving coffee ice cream to children.
  5. Replace the milk in mango ice cream with coconut milk and enjoy a scrumptious flavor.
PS: These are some of the permutations & combinations I try at home and we all like most of the variations. Your palate may not like any of these recipes posted here. I definitely do not wish for any hard core ice cream lover to switch to these recipes. You have all the freedom to choose what you like, there are plenty of choices online. Hope this suffice the query of my ‘blog stalker’ who loves to visit Lite Bite leaving derogatory comments (which I delete most of the times as a matter of fact).

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34 Comments »

  • Vandana said:

    Sanjeeta,
    these are wonderful recipes… you simply have to share them with my readers at can you please check the site and let me know if we can share this blogpost ???

    pls!
    thanks a slurp :-))
    Vandana

  • shruti said:

    what a delicious spread….so colorful :)

  • beti said:

    it really is perfect for summer, looks so fresh and delicious!
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  • Spandana said:

    All the ice creams look absolutely delicious… if you can pass me on the glass, even I can lick the mango ice cream till last drop :-)

  • sayantani said:

    ahhh such a delicious post….love the coffee ice cream. looks so creamy.
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  • Nandita said:

    I loved all the ice creams!! But the coffee ice cream is just way too tempting. Guess it is my weakness for coffee :)
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  • Namitha said:

    wow ! I feel like having some ice cream right now :) each one looks tempting
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  • mjskit said:

    Can I come live at your house? I promise I’ll be good if you continue to make all of these wonderful ice creams!!! :) They all look absolutely delicious, but since I am very partial to watermelon, just give me a HUGE bowl of that!
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  • Claire said:

    Beautiful ice creams! I just got a new ice cream maker and I’ve been experimenting with new recipes too. I’m trying to perfect vanilla before I move on to other flavors. Your flavors are an inspiration!
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  • Pinky said:

    Wow Sanjeeta…..Scrumptious pics and so love them….U r jst awesome and would surely try some of these flavours………….

  • latha said:

    lovely varieties of ice cream wonderful sanjeetha

  • dassana@veg recipes of india said:

    i am not an ice cream person. but looking at all the different varieties of ice cream i scream ice cream :-) feel like having the coffee and chikoo ice cream.
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  • Deepika Garg said:

    tempting icecreams……lovely pics…deadly combination……!!! :):)

  • Poornima said:

    I would love to try the mango icecream! Ice cream is the best part of summer, the lighter they are the better you feel!
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  • Priya said:

    Wat a lovely array of droolworthy icecreams.
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  • kankana said:

    All of these looks mouthwatering and I absolutely Love the coffee cream ice cream!
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  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    I want a big bowl of that coffee ice-cream now! Really considering making some :)
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  • Zee said:

    This is a lovely collection of ice creams Sanjeeta! I am glad that 3 out of the 4 flavors you have discussed are my favorites.. mango, cheeku and coffee.. and I would love to try these very soon.. Thanks for sharing :)
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  • Katerina said:

    This is a beautiful selection of ice creams! Now that the weather is getting warmer by the day, these are the perfect ideas to fresh you up!
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  • shanthi said:

    Perfectly made and awesome clicks
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  • Angie@Angie's Recipes said:

    What a selection of ice cream! Love the mango one the most.
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  • Jennifer (Delicieux) said:

    What a delicious selection! I think the watermelon yoghurt ice is my favourite. Delicious and pretty :D
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  • Gareth said:

    Yummy! Those are just the treats to beat the heat.
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  • Faith said:

    What a great post! Every flavor you’ve shared sounds incredible! I’d love to try the watermelon — it sounds so refreshing! And the creamy coffee sounds amazing too. :)
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  • Srivalli said:

    That’s an awesome collection of ice creams Sanjeeta..those are actually making us want to scream with joy!
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  • foodwanderings said:

    Hi Sanjeeta, We both have frozen desserts on my mind. Love your spread here so refreshing. If only I could have a scoop of each! :)

  • Vijithaspicesnaroma said:

    Hello sanjeeta, gorgeous gorgeous pictures. I can see Sumer is here from your post. Chilly goodness and yum.

  • the wicked noodle said:

    You make me wish it was summer already! Although with the heat here in VA lately, it may as well be. I especially love the sound of the mango – so yummy!!!
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  • Asmita said:

    Wow, these ice creams look heavenly! It’s time to get my ice cream maker out especially after seeing these wonderful recipes. Great job!
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  • sunithi said:

    Love these healthy lite ice creams, especially the watermelon !! Am pinning it for ” when I need to make ” :) Are you on Pinterest? If not, you should probably join so you can share your lovely recipes. If you need an invite to Pinterest, ping me: Twitter : @ssunithi !
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  • Nami | Just One Cookbook said:

    I’m saving this link for future reference. I just took out my ice cream maker from pantry. The weather is finally getting warm and ice cream season is here! Can’t wait to try some. I never made coffee one before. That sounds really good!!!
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  • Terra said:

    I am loving the custard powder, I need to find some! All of your ice cream flavors sound wonderful, I love anything with delicious fruit:-) I especially like the watermelon flavor, that is my favorite during the summertime! Hugs, Terra
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  • Mary said:

    These all look so good, love the pink color of the watermelon flavor! I love mango sorbet and have a weakness for coffee ice cream, too, so you’re really tempting me here.
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