Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Pretty in Pink homemade ice cream

Refeshing ice cream
What do you do when you have a big tub of yogurt and ripe dragon fruit?
You turn into a smoothie of course!

But since it was a rather hot day and I was running out of ideas for dessert, I decided to make ice cream.

1/2 dragon fruit
1 tbs lemon juice
1 1/2 - 2 cups Greek yogurt or any thick yogurt will do

1/4 cup maple syrup or any sweetener you prefer.


Semi freeze the yogurt (almost frozen like but you can still cut it with a spoon)
Blend fruits, lemon juice and yogurt. Add water if it's too thick to blend.
Freeze it for an hour or more (depending on how fast liquid freezes in your freezer). Remove and run a fork in your almost frozen ice cream. Add maple syrup and mix well. Put it back into the freezer and let it set for another hour or more and churn it once more. Then let it set for 3-6 hours more in your freezer.

Frozen yogurt and dragon fruit

When ready to serve, remove from freezer and let it sit in a bucket of water for 5 minutes or you can let it sit on your counter top, to allow it to soften a little so you can scoop it out easily.

I made mine in individual jars. It was much easier to churn this way and I could customise each jar according to what my kids wanted in it - one hates maple syrup while the other hates honey (sweetener). It also reduced time taken for the ice cream to freeze in each jar.

Smoothie before going into freezer.

The little one who could not wait for it to turn into ice cream

My eldest child who loves McDonald's vanilla ice cream said my homemade dragon fruit ice cream tasted better because it did not have a milky after taste and there was no need to wash it down with water.

Watch out for my next dragon fruit ice cream recipe which taste as good as this but is milk-free;

Vegan dragon fruit ice cream
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  1. Now this looks yummy! I love how rich the color is from the dragon fruit, wow! I'll bet you can do this with a few different fruits! (Visiting from #foodiefridays)

    1. Yep. That's the beauty of this ice cream recipe. Use what you have and I bet you can even add beetroots to get this luscious color.

  2. Oh I have not thought of dragon fruit icecream! I must try this to beat the heat here. Thanks for sharing!