Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Chickoo Ice-cream

Whenever we visit India, we diligently visit Naturals. I just love their fruity ice-creams. Tender coconut, Sitaphal, Chickoo & Watermelon - I never seem to decide which one to choose from. Milk, Sugar and Fruit Pulp - bare minimum ingredients and divine taste!!

I have heard some seriously different yet delicious new flavors like Jamun (Jambhool) & Awla. Can't wait to try those during our next trip. But till then, I need to take out my Cuisinart and try out my own version.

My sis-in-law was visiting us sometime back. Naturals' Chickoo ice-cream used to be her most favorite. So to pamper her, I made my version. It's been a while since she has tasted the Mumbai special Naturals version. Maybe that's why, this was a super duper hit. :-)

I adapted the recipe from my Cuisinart recipe booklet. The original recipe was for "Fresh Strawberry Ice-cream" which I changed to include Chickoo instead.

Chickoo Ice-Cream

Adapted from Cuisinart Recipe Booklet


1 1/2 cup chickoo pulp

1/2 cup sugar (or more if you like)

1 cup Whole milk (Preferably organic)

2 cup heavy cream (Preferably organic)


1.Using whisk or hand mixer, combine milk and sugar.

2. Stir in heavy cream and chickoo pulp.

3. Turn Ice-cream maker ON, pour mixture into the freezer bowl.

4. Mix till thickened for about 30 minutes.

Note -

1. If you want creamier version, increase the heavy cream quantity.

2. You can also increase or decrease the quantity of chickoo pulp per your own preference.

3. I know, I know as I was taking pictures, the ice-cream melted a little bit. But that's ok. My family is quite understanding or they have given up on me! ;-)

And with my own version of Naturals Chickoo ice-cream, I am off to EasyCraft's Fun n' Sun event.


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