Monday, April 4, 2011

Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Saw this delectable and sinfully rich passion fruit ice cream on Michelle's blog - Foodagraphy By Chelle and you can guess the rest...the desire to make some for myself and Wild Boar was so great that I can't help it but to make them even though I knew that this is a yummy calories laden ice cream !  The passion fruit is supposely to be good for reducing high blood pressure but the yolk in it will top up the cholesterol level LOL! but as I said before moderation is my motto in life......I can never resist something this good ! Can you ?  * winky

A very simple and easy to make ices but time consuming coz I do not have an ice cream maker ( waiting for someone  Santa Claus to donate one to me  * wink  )  and I love the tangy taste of this rich ice cream.  I added lemon juice to it coz the passion fruit I bought was sweet and I love the tanginess more in this ices.  Love it to bits and I wish my Piggies were back with me so that they can enjoy this delectable passion fruit ices.  The next time I shall use yogurt in place of heavy cream :))  But for now , let me enjoy these delectable ice cream after all my hardwork.  Hardwork as in taking it out of the freezer every 4 hours to whisk it and put it back to the freezer ( I repeated this process3 times to get a smooth and creamy texture )

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Michelle for sharing this delectable and sinfully rich ice it to bits and the tanginess is AWESOME :)

Passion Fruit Ice Cream  - ( adapted  from Foodagraphy By Chelle )

1/2 cup passion fruit puree (I used a mix of fresh and frozen)
1 cup heavy cream
6 tbsp (90ml) whole milk
8 tbsp sugar
pinch of salt
3 large egg yolks
grated zest of one orange (optional)  *  I add in 1 lemon zest and 1/2 lemon juice
1 tbsp (or slightly more) passion fruit seeds (optional)


Mix together passion fruit puree and 1/2 cup cream in a large bowl. Set a strainer over the bowl.

Heat milk, sugar, salt and remaining cream till warm. In separate bowl, whisk yolks, slowly pour warm mixture into yolks, whisking constantly. Scrape the warmed yolks mixture back into the saucepan.

Over med heat, whisk the mixture constantly, cooking till the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Pour the custard through the strainer. Stir well to combine custard, passion fruit puree and cream. Add the grated orange zest if using, stir till cool over ice bath.

Chill in fridge overnight, then churn in ice cream maker for about 20 minutes (depending on your ice cream machine). Add passion fruit seeds to the custard at the last 5 minutes mark of churning. Transfer to container and store in freezer.
Hope this delectable ice cream will take
away the Monday Blues........

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  1. This is so pretty and I'll bet it is so refreshing. Lovely!

  2. just nice for such a hot weather.....

  3. Love passion fruit and this passion fruit ice cream looks so good for our hot weather.

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  5. thanks for the kind words elin, it's gd that u enjoyed the refreshing treat! :)

  6. Sour and sweet! This ice cream sounds wonderful!

  7. Your ice cream looks so creamy, especially for not having an ice cream maker! Great flavor, I've got to make some of this during the summer!

  8. Passion fruit is one of my weaknesses! I love passion fruit ice cream and yours looks so good!

  9. almsot missed this post.looks so tempting! how do you get the puree? do you have to mix with water or just simply the pulp?

  10. What a great job without using an ice cream maker! I don't have one either and have avoided making my own ice cream but you've given me hope. So, I will try this out for sure.