Sunday, 4 March 2018

Apricot Ice cream


This week the weather has been awful and it foiled all my plans to go outdoors. So on my day off I decided to have a clear out of my pantry. You will be surprised to know that there were so many ingredients that were out of date and just needed throwing out, I felt really guilty as my mother never used to waste any food and she always brought us up to be frugal. She hated to waste money and always came up with innovative ideas to recreate dishes from left over produce.I have always tried to follow my mums teachings so when I did find a couple of items that were just within date and needed to be used up I put my thinking cap on.One such item was an organic jar of Biona Apricot and apple puree. This stuff is not cheap so I definitely did not want to waste it. I was thinking what to make with it ? My first thoughts were pancakes or adding it to smoothies, but my family were not too keen on either idea and so the jar sat on the kitchen counter for a few hours looking rather sad.

Finally whilst I was clearing out the fridge, I saw a can of condensed milk and some double cream so I decided to make ice cream. Obviously it was a silly idea according to my family, as it was minus temperatures out side. Never the less I did make the ice cream as it would keep in the freezer for another day so that is how this  ice cream came about. I have never had apricot ice cream before so I was hoping that my efforts would not go to waste. Trust me they didn't as the ice cream was delicious. So I think it would be rather appropriate to dedicate this post to my mum for Mothers day which is this Sunday 9th March as she would be proud that I did not waste!!!



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Apricot Icecrean
A really quick and easy ice cream to make using store cupboard ingredients.
Ingredients
  • 1 Jar 350g of Biona Organics apricot and apple puree
  • 1 Can 397 g Condensed milk
  • 1 250 ml Double Cream
  • 6 Dried Apricots finely chopped
  • 4 Dried Apricots finely chopped
Instructions
1. Whisk the double cream and keep it aside 2. In the Optimum 9400 or any other blender add the apricot puree and the condensed milk an blend together. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the double cream. Fold the two ingredients gently.3. Transfer the mixture to a tupperware container with a lid and place in the freezer for 4 hours.4. After four hours take the semi set ice cream out of the freezer and add it to the Optimum 9400 blender and whisk for 30 seconds 5. Transfer the ice cream back to the tupperware container and fold in the chopped apricots. If you do not like bits in your ice cream, you can add the apricots to the blender and whisk them up instead. Freeze the ice cream overnight.6.To serve take the tub out of the freezer and keep aside for a 2-3 minutes. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the ice cream into serving bowls. Garnish with chopped apricots and dried coconut flakes
Details
Prep time: Cook time: None Total time: Yield: Serves 4

Despite my family thinking I was mad to make ice cream when it was so cold, it did not stop any of them wanting a try when it was ready, and believe me there was none left for a warmer day.


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51 comments:

  1. I love a good clear out too, sometimes we forget what is left at the end of the cupboard and long forgotten. Glad you managed to salvage of canned food and make something delish from it.

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  2. I love apricot flavors, this ice cream looks absolutely delicious!

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  3. Oh my mouth is watering, I'd adore this. It tales me right back to my childhood, where there was an excellent ice cream shop who always had either peach or apricot flavoured ice cream and nowadays I can never find either. Mich x

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  4. Just like you Nayna, I spent my weekend de-cluttering the refrigerator and cooked many things and stocked up for the busy week ahead. Normally we do go out on weekends but I decided to sort the mess this week which was a good call. I absolutely love apricots. My husband had got some from Turkey the organic ones which I used for the Sugar Free Basundi post and I guess now since its summers here in India, its time to eat more icecreams and then walk a bit more to burn it off.. Hey, quick question, can I replace condensed milk with sugar and whip it with the double cream? I don't use condensed milk unless I really have to. Thanks dear.

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  5. I could eat this ice cream on any day especially if it's homemade. It looks amazing. The Optima 4000 sounds like great gadget to have in the kitchen.

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  6. Looks delicious.. I am loving the pleasing colour too. Though I am not a grat fan of ice creams I like making for others.

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  7. Plain milk is too thin and you will get ice crystals in the icecream. So if you use it you may have to add sugar and reduce it hence I use cheats version and use condensed milk which is already thickenen. I have not used evaporated milk but that may work mixed with sugar.

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  8. Looks super yummy! I love ice cream anytime of the year I am yet to make it myself though.

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  9. It does not matter what kind of weather it is, there is always room in my heart for delicious ice cream. Now apricot is a new flavour that I am just dying to try!

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  10. Ice-cream looks creamy and smooth. Love the clicks :) Adding apricots is such a nice idea to have in ice creams

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  11. Cream and condensed milk is my go-to combination for no-fail ice cream. This summer I am hoping to try new flavours at home. This apricot ice-cream seems to calling out to me! :)

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  12. I am yet to declutter my pantry n fridge don't know when I will. As for the ice cream yummy. I will love to try making it.

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  13. Omg the ice cream looks so creamy and tasty. I am in love with that beautiful color.

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  14. I think this is a problem with many bloggers. I also keep having stuff to throw away or skittling at the last minute to finish it off prior to the date. The apricot ice cream looks like a nice idea to save up the produce... so delicious!

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  15. Wow Healthy scoop of icecream.. Perfect for this Hot weather.. Addition of apricots is very innovative. Ice-cream texture is perfect..

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  16. Sounds like my kind of ice cream. It sounds so good and I love how easy it is to make. It's tough to refuse eating ice cream even on a cold day. Lol. Glad your family loved it!

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  17. Nayana!! This homemade ice cream is looking so delicious and creamy!!

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  18. Nothing can beat homemade ice cream. Looks perfect and what a lovely pleasant colour.

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  19. That icecream looks really rich and creamy... Sometimes.. its best to follow the guts and make them..

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  20. What a pleasant color of the ice cream, m sure it tastes so yum as it looks :)

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  21. Stunner it is .. Love apricots and the ice cream in this summer is a must!!

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  22. This looks so light and fresh and delicious. Now I am REALLLLY ready for some warmer weather!

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  23. This sounds amazing & what cute presentation!

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  24. Every day, no matter what the weather is like, is a great day for ice cream in my opinion! I love fruit but I dint know that I've had apricots enough to even know what it tastes like! I bet it is super refreshing. I didn't realize it was so easy to make your own ice cream either :)

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  25. Such amazing flavors in an ice cream. the best part is that it is an easy recipe.

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  26. My favourite fruit ice cream is Mango, never thought about making apricot ice cream. Interesting and fuss free recipe with all the gadgets you have.

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  27. Ooh that sounds like such a delicious flavour and so refreshing too! love the colour of it as well!

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  28. Apricots are amazing! I love it as a jam and although I have never tried it in a icevream before I feel like it would be equally yum!

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  29. I cant remember the name of the place, but I had an apricot ice cream near Cairns in Australia. It surely was amazing. I do remember taking the recipe only to misplace it later::) This should come in handy surely!

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  30. Interesting, as the summers are on their way, demand from my son has been increasing for icecreams. I think I should try making this simple apricot ice cream version!

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  31. This icecream looks so much like store one. Wow, great job.
    And minus degree temperature is the best time to have the icecream.

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  32. This is perfect for summer and cool off. Apricot ice cream sounds so interesting and delicious.

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  33. Yes,our parents never liked to see anything go waste, right! I have a whole list stuck on my fridge with the list of ingredients that needs to be used up fast! You have definitely come up with an awesome idea to use it up. Ice cream looks so tempting!Minus temperature or otherwise, it is a dish to be relished!! And it is good to be connecting with you too after a long time :)

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  34. Apricot ice cream sounds absolutely delicious Nayna. Love the use of apricot-apple puree to make this decadent dessert.

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  35. Ice cream looks so rich , creamy . Lovely recipe. Ice creams are now really in demand

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  36. Apricot ice cream reminds me of my Great Grandmother in Arizona. It was her favorite and she always had some in the freezer. Thanks for sparking some fond memories.

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  37. I love making ice cream, but I've only ever tried to make vanilla. I'll have to branch out and test it out with fruit. :)

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  38. My favorite recipes are the ones for stuff that are normally "bought in the store". Homemade bread. Homemade peanut butter. And homemade ice cream are all part of my aresenal, now.

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  39. Still remember the taste of the apricot icecream which i have prepared long back, feel like finishing those scoops.

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  40. With summer approaching here , I can try this version of ice cream. It looks yummy.

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  41. This is so easy-peasy! I have to try this recipe...Do you whisk it two times or more than that?

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  42. Great icecream. another recipe this time the way I also cook. Whenever cream and condensed milk is at home I always prepare ice creams. Will make tomorrow as now I have figs too.

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  43. Wow, the ice-cream looks delicious! Amazing what you can do with leftovers in the fridge. Will have to try this during warmer months :) Polly

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  44. Well I will definitely be making this as soon as Spring hits. I have never had apricot ice-cream.

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  45. I love apricot. I have been suggested by Dr to eat dry apricot to increase my iron level. I guess this is a perfect recipe to add some more apricot in my diet.

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  46. I always end up throwing a zillion things when i do a pantry clean up, wonder how everytime, lol!! love the apricot flavour!

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  47. This looks delicious and I bet it tastes super fresh. I've never had apricot ice cream before but does sound like a perfect treat.

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  48. Apricot icecream looks so creamy and tempting.Perfect for the hot weather here.Bookmarking this wonderful recipe.

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  51. I'm terrible at letting food go to waste. I love that you made this - it sounds wonderful for Spring!

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