Sunday, March 29, 2015

Passion fruit ice milk

This delicately flavored ice milk will fit into any diet. It’s great after a special dinner too!

* Serves 4–6
  • 1 (1/4-oz.) envelope unflavored gelatin juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup passion fruit pulp (about 4 large fruit)
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. honey
  • flesh of 1 passion fruit, to serve
  • slices of ripe peach, to serve

Dissolve the gelatin in the lemon juice in a small bowl set over hot water. When dissolved, put aside to cool slightly.

Scoop the passion fruit pulp into a bowl. Whisk in the milk, vanilla, and honey, along with the cooled gelatin. Spoon into small serving dishes or ramekins and chill until set.

Place the dishes in the freezer for 1 hour before serving. To serve, top with a little extra passion fruit and peach slices. You may also turn the ices out onto a larger serving dish, if you wish. Just run a warm knife around the inside rim of the dish before inverting onto a serving dish.

Variations

  • Passion fruit & peach ice milk
Prepare the basic recipe, replacing 2 passion fruit with 1 very ripe peeled, pitted, and puréed peach.

  • Lemon–lime ice milk
Replace the passion fruit of the basic recipe with 1 cup mixed lemon and lime juice and add more honey or sweetener to taste.

  • Coffee ice milk
When preparing the basic recipe, dissolve the gelatin in 4 tablespoons water and replace the passion fruit with 1 cup espresso. Add honey or sweetener to taste. Top with crushed roasted nuts instead of the fruit.

  • Pear ice milk
Prepare the basic recipe, replacing the passion fruit with 1 cup peeled, cored, and puréed pear and adding 1 teaspoon ground ginger. Top with a slice of pear.

  • Elderflower ice milk
Prepare the basic recipe but replace the passion fruit with 1 cup elderflower cordial and omit the honey. Top with a slice of fruit or a sprig of elderflower.