Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Apricot Ice-cream

I thought it might be tasty to make ice cream using French Apricot Conserve, recipe here, to try out my new ice cream machine
This is my own recipe but it works - it's easy, does not have eggs, but most importantly is delicious
Lightly beat 450 ml of double cream until it is just beginning to 'flop' - the second this happens - STOP BEATING
Gently add 250 ml of Greek yogurt and then carefully swirl in 300 grams of apricot conserve, or any other sweetened fruit mixture or jam that is not firm.
Almonds compliment apricots so I added a small liqueur glass of Amaretto. I understand that alcohol helps to keep ice-cream soft. This makes a litre.
Churn as per your machines instructions.
If you don't have a machine you can place the mixture straight into a lidded container in the freezer and keep mixing it yourself from time to time.

20 comments:

  1. I have never made ice cream. Yours looks lovely...

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    1. The Amarretto and apricots make for a delicious combination

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  2. I made some peanut butter, banana ice cream once, but this a lot more delicious. Those are beautiful apricots.

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    1. I must admit that those apricots are actually from a photo I did last year, but you are right they do look beautiful.

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  3. Looks delicious, haven't made ice cream in years.

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    1. I could easily become addicted to making ice cream it is so simple

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  4. Dear Rosemary - It's been a VERY long time since I had homemade ice cream, decades, actually. But one never forgets that distinctive taste that simply cannot be store-bought!

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    1. Dear Mark - I was so delighted with the results it is really delicious - the combination of apricots and amaretto proved to be very successful. I am now thinking of all the different ice cream I can make in the future now that all of the soft fruits are in season.

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  5. I have never thought of purchasing an ice cream maker even though I love the stuff - I have so much soft fruit in the garden at the moment it would be an ideal way of using some of it - thanks for the inspiration - those apricots look delicious as does the ice cream you made.

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    1. Elaine - I bought an ice cream maker because they had them in Lidl for only £14. Their little gadgets are very good and reliable. I expect that they will get them in again during the early summer next year - that is the problem with Lidl you have to get things when you see them.

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  6. Superbe idée pour l'été. Ceci à l'air délicieux et les photos sont prêtes pour le meilleur livre de cuisine !
    Bravo.

    Roger

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    1. Thank you Roger - I appreciate your kind comment very much

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  7. So easy and well explained recipe! This morning my girl executed it by herself and was so excited about this!
    Happy Summer Rosemary, we are sending you our sweetest thoughts...
    Olympia

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    1. Dearest Olympia - I am excited too that your lovely girl has made this ice cream today - I hope that you all enjoy♡

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  8. Hello Rosemary, I love apricots, but cannot tolerate too much dairy, so I have to content myself with looking at these very appetizing pictures!
    --Jim

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    1. Just the apricots and maybe a glass of Amaretto for you then Jim

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  9. This looks delicious and your recipe sounds good too! I haven't used my ice cream maker this year so this is just the excuse I need to get it out! Sarah x

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    1. I am not too keen on making ice cream with raw eggs so this works well for me - next time I shall try using raisins soaked in rum, and when the damsons are in season they will be given a try.

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