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spanish melon sorbet

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say hello to our newest purchase – an ice cream maker. my partner got it in his head that he’d like to make gelato and so off we went to the appliance store, only to find out that there exists a single model of ice cream maker on the island: a kenwood (im280) which required the bowl to be frozen at least overnight. this meant no instant gratification, and the fact that we were actually paying more than a hundred for what was a mere insulated bowl. but we still got it.

human folly must be excused. and now, let me tell you about our virgin batch of iced goodness: a melon sherbet.

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Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes

 

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Easy ice cream Christmas pudding [and simple home made Christmas chocolates]

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Firstly – an apology for the lack of photos with this post. I’ve been baking like a mad woman in the last few weeks for various Christmas-related events and even though I intend to photograph as I go for my blog it hasn’t turned out this way.

Sigh.

First up, a super easy Christmas ice cream pudding that I’ve been making for many, many years. I have no idea where the original recipe comes from but it is embarrassingly easy.

This is so simple and a perfect dessert for Christmas Day in Sydney, which is, without fail, a squillion degrees. I made nine desserts for my mother-in-law’s Christmas lunch on the weekend and this was the first thing to vanish.

GATHER:

2 litres best quality vanilla ice cream, softened

1 cup mixture of sultanas, currants and raisins

Good splash of rum

¼ cup glace cherries, chopped

2 tablespoons cinnamon

LET’S…

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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Ice-cream Related Products

 

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Bejeweled Pomegranate

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I’ve always thought of the pomegranate as a jewel-like fruit. Those little crimson seeds always made me think of the precious ruby. They still do. As a child, I would await the arrival of this forbidding fruit with anticipation. The short-lived fruit would arrive in late Autumn and thrive right through to Christmas. A few short months, and then they were gone. I think that’s one reason I found the pomegranate such a beguiling treat. That and the explosion of those sweet, juicy and succulent seeds once I spooned them into my mouth. This ancient Middle-Eastern fruit truly was a fleeting indulgence.

I love the myth that revolves around the pomegranate. Persephone is abducted by Hades, God of the Dead, and imprisoned in the underworld. There, she eats some pomegranate seeds. Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility, is her mother. She is so saddened over the loss of her only daughter…

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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes

 

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Christmas Pudding Ice-cream

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Love Ice-cream, Love Christmas Pudding, why not mush them into one fun loving dessert.

Make your own Christmas pudding ice-cream. Click link for recipe.

Christmas Pudding Ice-cream Recipe

 

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Gingerbread Ice Cream (#40)

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Let me loose in a specialty food store and I’m like a kid in an ice cream parlour — giddy and over-excited.  Last week, my co-worker Leah and I squeezed in a lunch time trip to Galloway’s Specialty Foods.  If you’re a food nerd and haven’t been to Galloway’s, you must.  Every ingredient you could possibly need for cooking and baking can be found here.  French super-blue lavender flowers?  Yes.  Gluten free chestnut flour?  Yes.  Xanthan gum?  They’ve got that too.  If we weren’t pinched for time, I could have spent hours combing through all the aisles, looking at all the products, and learning ohhhh, so *this* is where I can buy beet powder!

I wasn’t looking for anything particularly obscure during this shopping trip though — just unsulphured blackstrap molasses, the key ingredient in Week #40’s Gingerbread Ice Cream.

Molasses are typically made from sugar cane and come…

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Recipe for Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Ingredients: 

3/4 cup raw cashews
8 ounces vegan cream cheese (I use Galaxy)
1 cup water, soymilk, or coconut milk beverage, divided
3/4 cup sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes

 

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Green Apple-Sparkling Cider Sorbet

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We only had sparkling cider at holidays, or special occasions. Or at least that’s how I remember it. It always seemed like a such a special treat, with the green bottle that popped when you opened it. Even if we were drinking it out of juice glasses the bubbles gave it a grown-up, sophisticated feel. And it does taste good too, unlike some of those holiday traditions.

Even now it seems a little funny to have it when it’s not a holiday. And why bother opening a whole bottle for just one person? So a bottle I got on sale sat in the cupboard for a while until I found this recipe.

It turned out nice and appley, although boy howdy did it freeze solid! And I want to be able to scoop and eat right out of the freezer, so that was a bit of a minus.

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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes, Sorbets

 

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