I seldom followed recipe closely. But this time, I followed exactly this simple recipe with the slightest modifications.
Too bad, I can’t trace the recipe source link address but I knew it is definitely from http://www.coombemill.com. I have joined one of the events in #recipeoftheweek in August 2013 and I remembered I get the recipe from one of the linking blogs there. Immediately, when I spotted the recipe, I use One Note to cut and send it to my notes and this is the original recipe that is in my notes. I have to apologize to Coombermill for not able to directly linked the recipe to their website. (Subsequent to issuing of this post, I have managed to find the link:http://www.coombemill.com/blog/post/2013/08/19/Fig-and-Banana-Cake.aspx)
As you can see from the above screen clippings, the ingredients are not many and steps are simple and that were the reasons that attract my attention. As said in my previous posts, I bought many grapefruits last week and I have used it to make Grapefruit Chiffon Cake and Grapefruit Cognac Pound Cake. Since I have some left over grapefruits, I thought Grapefruit ice creams will definitely not a bad idea. However, you can just substitute with other fruits like figs, pears (as above) or oranges or other soft fruits of your choice.
Besides simple ingredients and simple steps, what amazed me is the relatively small amount of creams used and instead it was mostly substituted by yoghurt and condensed milk. Based on these ingredients, I would think that this ice-cream is relatively healthier than the others whereby it was packed with double creams. It utilized only 200 ml of heavy cream and the final ice cream is about 800 g therefore representing about 25% of the total volume.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
200 ml of double cream and fresh cream for whipping
200 ml of natural yoghurt
1 tin (about 385 g) of condensed milk or sweeten beverage creamer.
300 g of grapefruit flesh. (The grapefruit flesh can be substituted with orange flesh if you desired)
Note that you have to ensure only the flesh are free of any white dividing tissues between the grapefruit globes and white sponge liked tissues near the skin. Only flesh shall be used. Otherwise, your ice cream will be very bitter.
STEPS OF PREPARATION
In a big mixing bowl, put yoghurt, condensed milk and heavy cream. Beat until well combine and smooth.
Add in grapefruit flesh and continue to “beat” using slowest speed until well combined. “Beat” here is just a simple mixing action. It is good to use the mixer to do this mixing because it will help you “separate” the grapefruit fleshes. In addition, if your grapefruit have the white dividing tissues, it may stuck to the egg beater and you can easily pick it up.
Transfer to a plastic container and freeze overnight in the freezer. (Note: Possibly because of the hot weather in Singapore, I can’t follow the original recipe of freezing 3 –4 hours. I have to freeze overnight before it can be hardened).
This recipe is definitely my choice of making future ice creams. I will try with other fruits and colour combination. What comes into my mind now will be kiwi fruit, durian, strawberries, custard apples or even papayas..If I do not want the plain yoghurt, I can used some ready made yoghurt such as mango yoghurt with mango flesh! For me, I believed it is definitely a healthier choice.
Hope you like it and take a move to make a simple healthier ice cream for your family this weekend! Have a nice day and cheers.
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