Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Musk Melon Ice Cream



What is summer without ice cream...Yummy creamy ice cream cools you down making you relax on a hot summer day. It is utmost comforting to have ice cream enjoying the vacation with friends and family. A gathering or a party during summer is never complete without ice creams, popsicles and cream soda. Not only the kids, but also adults have fun enjoying the ice cream in a waffle cone or cup or even without them. 



Last year, I was sad since my ice cream maker burnt. :-(  To compensate, this summer we got a new ice cream maker and had loads of fun making and enjoying it with family. I made a few flavors....yes mango definitely on the list (I would post it soon).

The market is filled with summer fruits to beat the heat. One can spot very easily vendors on the road selling watermelon, cantoloupe, musk melon and tender coconut. The juicy melons are a great choice to eat just like that or in smoothies, juices, popsicles or ice creams. I tried musk melon ice cream two years back and from that time, it has become a super hit in our family. My son who is not into fruits, tried and loved some of the real fruit ice creams. We enjoyed musk melon ice cream so much that I wanted to share here with you all. It is very simple to make and bursts with the musk melon flavor in every bite and is an ideal summer fruit ice cream.

Ingredients

Musk melon - 1 and 1/2 cups, chopped
Heavy cream - 1 and 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup

Method:

Blend the chopped musk melon and sugar. 



To this add the cream and mix well. if you use your blender, do it in slow speed.




Pour this onto the pre-frozen ice cream maker bowl and churn at slow speed according to the make of ice cream maker.



In about 20 min., thick creamy ice cream is ready. 



Transfer to a bowl and freeze for 4 to 5 hrs. Yummy musk melon ice cream is ready to be served. 



Tips:

This is the right amount of fruit and cream. If you add more melon, then crystals form in the ice cream and if you add more cream, the musk melon flavor is suppressed a little. I feel the above combination gives the perfect balance of both melon and cream.

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