Friday, August 26, 2011

Plum Ice Cream

This is another recipe created due to overabundance of certain ingredients.
Plums, plums, and more plums.
I am really happy I made this recipe though. It turned out great. It has a very interesting flavor.
The only people who did not like it were the people who didn’t like plums to begin with - but they're strange anyway.  
The only thing I didn’t like about this recipe was having to remove the pits from the plums. That is the messiest job. Plus, as the plums were kept in the fridge prior to using them, they were freezing cold and my hands went numb de-pitting them.
Okay, I’m done whining now.....

 Plum Ice Cream

12 red plums, pits removed
4 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
2 cups whipping cream

In a blender or food processor: mix ½ of plums, 2 eggs, ¾ cup sugar. Process until well combined. Place mixture in bowl of stand mixer. Repeat procedure with other half of plums, eggs, and sugar. With stand mixer running on low, add lemon juice. Slowly add in whipping cream. Beat until smooth.
I removed about 1/2 of the plum skins using a strainer but you don't have to (or you can strain out all of them if you prefer).
Freeze in ice cream machine according to manufacturer’s directions.

 This really was a unique tasting ice cream. I hope you give it a try.

I was trying to imagine what you could serve it with. You know, apple pie goes with vanilla ice cream so (blank) goes with plum ice cream. Hmmm..... maybe a gingerbread cake or upside down plum cake.
Looks like some experimentation is in order.

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1 comment:

  1. Jo and Sue, thanks for your lovely additions to the collection. this ice cream made me want some even though it's cold here today. Cheers