Sunday, July 23, 2006

Passion Fruit Ice Cream

I absolutely love passion fruit. In the summer I find that there is nothing more refreshing than passion fruit blended with water, loads of ice, a squeeze of lemon and a bit of sugar. Passion fruit ice cream is a luxurious refreshing treat.

I spent the whole week dreaming with this recipe. Couldn’t wait till my tiny freezer was empty enough to fit the ice cream maker. I finally managed to make room for it yesterday. I don’t consume ice cream only in the summer but it is much more welcome on a hot day. And it has been hot around here.

This ice cream is lovely, with a zesty touch to it. I used lime instead of lemon - no special reason other than the fact that I much prefer lime to lemon. Habit probably. And even though they cost 15p each I still buy more of them than the ordinary lemon.

The recipe can be found in Falling Cloudberries – A World of Family Recipes but I will also share it with you here. This book is full of wonderful recipes.

250 ml pouring cream (single cream)

250 ml milk

230g caster sugar (superfine)

Grated rind of 1 lemon

Juice of 2 small lemons

Pulp of 6 fresh passion fruit

Put the cream, milk and sugar in a bowl and stir until dissolved. Put the rest of the ingredients in and transfer it to the ice cream maker if you have one, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker don’t despair. After dissolving the sugar in the mixture of cream and milk cover the bowl and put it in the freezer. After an hour, remove the bowl from the freezer and give an energetic whisk with a hand or electric whisk, then return the bowl to the freezer. Whisk again after a couple of hours, this time adding the lemon juice and rind and passion fruit pulp. Return it to the freezer. When it is nearly firm, give one last whisk, transfer it to a suitable freezing container with a lid and let it set in the freezer until it is firm.

10 comments:

Ana said...

Oh my... perfect for the hot weather we are having here. I am making lots of ice cream lately, so good!
Now, if I only could find passion fruits here with a decent price and size (the ones I find are extra small, and so dry inside...). I love passion fruit too!
Ana

Karen said...

Everybody is making ice cream! I see that you love passion fruit!

Paz said...

I don't think I've had passion fruit. I'm loving all the recipes from Falling Cloudberries and I love the name of the cookbook.

Paz

bea at La Tartine Gourmande said...

yum! If only I could find passion fruit easily!

valentina said...

Ana and Bea, what a shame you can't find passion fruit easily. I am a bit spoilt over here - thank God for that!
Karen, there is a terrible heat wave in the norther hemisphere at the mo..so anything that is refreshing is a blessing.
Paz, you should put passion fruit in your list of things to try.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Valentina,

I want to buy an ice-cream maker, asap...
And this photo just makes me want it even more!!
:D

anna said...

Hi Valentina,

I have just bought the ingredients to make this icecream this weekend. Can't wait to try it!

Look forward to meeting you tomorrow :)

anna said...

Hello again Valentina,

This icecream is delicious - tart and sweet in just the right degree of each. Plus, it is so easy to make. One that I shall definitely do again.

Great to meet you at the weekend - thanks for a lovely day!

Hope you enjoyed your cloudberry breakfast on the Sunday?

:)

Peter Randle said...

I am not sure if any comment over a year later will be read, however, this week I tried the passion fruit ice cream recipe for myself: truly excellent ! What I also liked was the texture even when kept in the deep freeze, after being made in an ice cream maker.

Do you have similar recipes for other ice creams using this method? I was thinking of mango, kiwi fruit as well as citrus fruits.

I look forward to browsing more in the future!

Happy New Year (2008) !


Peter Randle

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