Apricot Custard Ice Cream

    4 hours 30 mins

    This rich, creamy ice-cream uses a strong tasting fruit like dried apricot to compliment the fragrant flavour of vanilla custard. Serve it as a sundae as shown in the picture, layered with fresh cream and apricot pulp.


    Maharashtra, India
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    Serves: 4 

    • 2½ cups (500 ml.) Full Fat milk
    • 1 tablespoon Vanilla flavoured custard powder
    • 1/3 cup Sugar
    • ½ cup (100 grams) Fresh cream
    • 1 cup Dried apricots, soaked for 4 to 6 hours

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:4hr soaking  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

    1. Deseed the apricots and bring them to a boil. Cool completely, drain and keep aside. Dissolve the custard powder in ½ cup cold milk and keep aside. In a non-stick pan, combine the milk and sugar and bring it to a boil. Add the custard powder mixture and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes till the custard is thick.
    2. Strain the mixture if it appears lumpy. Cool completely, add the cream and apricots and mix well. Pour into a shallow container and cover and freeze till it is almost set.
    3. Divide it into 2 batches and churn each batch separately in a blender till the ice-crystals break down. Transfer into a shallow container. Cover and freeze till firm.


    If you do not have vanilla flavoured custard powder handy. Substitute it with 1 tablespoon of cornflour, ½ teaspoon of vanilla essence and a few drops of yellow food colour.

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