Monday, 13 February 2017

No churn Strawberry Soft-serve Ice-cream

No churn Strawberry Soft-serve Ice-cream
Ice cream is a universally loved dessert, from the youngest of young to the oldest of old alike, relish it with much childlike glee. As a child here in India come our summer break I would happily gorge on "softy" ice-creams from Snowmans (an iconic South Mumbai Ice cream parlour, and perhaps the only one back in the day serving soft serve ice-creams) what I enjoyed even as a child was bursts of fruity flavours ensconced in a soft cool lick.... heaven...

As time passed and the manufacture and availability of ice-creams got more commercialised here in India and especially since my favourite ice-cream company Kwality merged with Walls to become Kwality Walls, the taste of the ice creams took a southward nosedive. There wasn't even any mango essence in their mango ice-cream let alone real mangoes, strawberry was simply pink, cold and sweet and even a chocolate ice-cream didn't taste like chocolate. I was thoroughly disappointed.


Come summers my granny would make batch after batch of delicious mango kulfis (Indian frozen dessert) and my thirst for pure fruit flavour was momentarily satiated.

Years passed and I longed to have a strawberry ice-cream that wasn't only pink, cold and sweet but was made of actual strawberries. Every year as the king of berries made an appearance the temperatures would hit an all time low and making a frozen dessert in such a weather was waste of time.

This year however some cosmic superpower has chosen to grant me my very long standing wish of making some No churn Strawberry Soft-serve ice-cream, why you ask? well for starters strawberries are still in season and secondly temperatures have crossed 35 degrees Celsius here in the state of Maharashtra in mid February, so as people around me mumble and grumble against the hottest February in years, I simply took the plunge and made the yummiest, easiest, bursting with berry flavourest (not a word, I know.), softy ice-cream at home.

So go dear friends and make this delicious treat while strawberries are still in season!

Recipe below,


You will need:

200 mls heavy whipping cream - 35%fat (I used DUNS Soya cream)
200 ml condensed milk (half a standard can)
200 gms fresh strawberries
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Sugar to taste
A pinch of salt.

Method:

Place sweetened condensed milk in the fridge to keep cold.

Puree, washed, hulled and dried strawberries in a blender along with a pinch of salt.

Check for sweetness and add in a little sugar if desired.

Beat cold heavy cream on medium using a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.




Turn down the speed a little and pour the condensed milk into the whipped cream. (Stir in vanilla extract now if desired).


Now, turn the speed back up high again and whisk until the mixture is thick and stiff peaks.


Now you have your ice cream base.

Pour in the pureed strawberries and mix in with a light hand to create a ripple effect.



Place in a large resealable container and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight before eating.


 Keeps for up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Wow such an easy and amazing recipe my friend...you rockπŸ‘

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    1. Thankies Sas, try someday with your own choice of flavours 😊😊

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